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Bibil Identifier bibil:226218
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Memories of Ancient Israel
Title (English, ) An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern
Author Davies, Philip R.
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 93299
Place 22:902
Publishing house WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
Place LOUISVILLE
ISBN 978-0-664-23288-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
182 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly world has also witnessed an intense confrontation between so-called minimalists and maximalists over the correct approach to the historicity of the Bible. Memories of Ancient Israel looks at the issues at stake in biblical history--the ideologies involved, the changing role of archaeology, and the influence of cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Philip Davies suggests a different way of defining the problem of "reliability" and "historicity" by employing the theory of cultural memory. In doing so, he provides a better explanation of how ancient societies constructed their past but also a penetrating insight into the ideological underpinnings of today's scholarly debates. (Editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Chronology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Demography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Epigraphy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Memory
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