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Bibil Identifier bibil:219821
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What Do We Know about Geshur?
Author Pakkala, Juha
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 155-173 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Hebrew Bible may give the impression that there was a clearly definable area called Geshur. The Biblical view is often adopted in scholarly literature. The kingdom of Geshur plays a role in the reconstruction of the political situation during the early monarchic period, especially during the reign of King David. However, historical sources for Geshur are shaky. These Biblical traditions may contain an early core that may even preserve an ancient memory of Geshur, but their historical value is much smaller than what scholarly discussion would implicate. They do not justify many of the views found in scholarly discussion. Scholarship has also sought to corroborate the Biblical traditions with two external sources but the evidence is very problematic, and, in the worst case, its use is reminiscent of Biblicism, where the main function of external sources is to corroborate Biblical texts.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.527071
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Onomastic
Terms גְּשׁוּר גשׁור
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