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Bibil Identifier bibil:232810
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Abraham between History and Poetry
Author Ska, Jean Louis
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 3, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 24-42 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract From the time of Karl-David Ilgen (1763–1834), exegetes doubted the possibility of proving the historicity of the patriarchal narratives. This article starts with W.L.M. de Wette's radical arguments, which were influenced by Kantian philosophy. It then analyses E. Hengstenberg's attempt to counter de Wette's critical position. Finally, the discussion expounds upon H. Gunkel's very accurate theory on the differences between historiography and popular tales (“Sagen”).
DOI 10.1628/219222714X13994465496901
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Historiography
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