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Bibil Identifier bibil:203488
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Book of Samuel: Its Composition, Structure and Significance as a Historiographical Source
Author Garsiel, Moshe
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 10, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages -- Pages
Genre Original
Notes 41 pages.
Abstract The book of Samuel contains ancient and original materials and both main versions were composed as early as the tenth century BCE. But the earlier of the two versions was edited and integrated within the latter enlarged one, and eventually lost its separate existence. Despite some late additions, minor changes, and even copyists’ errors; despite the slight and limited interventions of the Deuteronomistic editorial work; and despite the difference in the theological and social agenda of its two earlier authors, the book of Samuel in its last version still remains the earliest comprehensive source which integrates various original documents and testimonies of ancient time and especially of the transition from the period of the Judges to the period of the united monarchy.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel
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