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Bibil Identifier bibil:219846
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Is the Bible a Platonic Book?
Author Wajdenbaum, Philippe
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 129-142 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article deals with the application of Claude Lévi-Strauss's structural analysis of myths to the Hebrew Bible. By comparing the stories of Abraham and Moses with the epic of the Argonauts, and by comparing Plato's ideal State in the Laws with the laws and organisation of biblical Is-rael, I suggest that the books from Genesis to Kings were written by one sin-gle writer living during the Hellenistic era.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.491607
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Canon : History
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Lévi-Strauss, Claude
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