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Bibil Identifier bibil:221398
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) History in the Eye of the Beholder? Social Location and Allegations of Racial/Colonial Biases in Reconstructions of Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah
Author Evans, Paul S.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 12, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-25 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Studies by A.O. Bellis and H.T. Aubin have criticized scholars for failing to acknowledge the role of Africans in the ‘deliverance’ of Jerusalem from the Assyrian threat in 701 BCE due to racial bias and the continuing influence of 19th century colonial scholarship. This article examines their arguments in detail and demonstrates that the evidence does not support their hypothesis. Furthermore, this article considers to what extent social location as well as racial and political bias affect biblical scholarship, and particularly reconstructions of history.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2012.v12.a5
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Correspondence - Archives : Historiographical Texts : Annals : Siege of Jerusalem (Annals of Sennacherib)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 19th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : 8th century
Pericopes 2 Kings 18-19
Isaiah 36-37
2 Chronicles 32
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