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Bibil Identifier bibil:203848
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical Patriarchs from a Pre-Canonical Source Mentioned in the Dīwān of Kanem-Bornu (Lake Chad Region)
Author Lange, Dierk
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 121, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 588-598 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scholars generally suppose that information in West African king lists and chronicles concerning the ancient Near East is derived from the Arab writings. This does not seem to be the case with the list of biblical patriarchs included in the Dīwān of the kings of Kanem-Bornu. In all likelihood Israelite immigrants brought this knowledge with them when they left Syria-Palestine with other ethnic groups after of the fall of the Assyrian empire at the end of the seventh century BC.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2009.040
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Patriarchs
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : South-West Semitic : Arabian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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