History and the Hebrew Bible: Studies in Ancient Israelite by Hans M Barstad

By Hans M Barstad

During this selection of essays, Hans M. Barstad bargains completely with the new background debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the learn of old Israelite background and historiography. he's taking an self sustaining stand within the heated maximalist/minimalist debate at the historicity of the Hebrew Bible. very important to his knowing is the need to discover the narrative nature of the traditional Hebrew and of the close to japanese assets. both very important is his declare that tales, too, may possibly show positivistic historic "facts". the opposite significant subject he offers with within the publication is the particular historical past of old Judah within the Neo-Babylonian and Persian sessions. right here, the writer makes vast use of extant historic close to jap assets, either textual and archaeological, and he places a lot weight on monetary points. He exhibits that the major to figuring out the function of Judah within the 1st millennium lays within the right evaluate of Judah and its neighbouring urban states inside of their respective imperial contexts. a formal realizing of the background of Judah in the course of the sixth century BCE, therefore, can merely be bought whilst Judah is studied as part of the a lot wider Neo-Babylonian imperial coverage.

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History and the Hebrew Bible: Studies in Ancient Israelite and Ancient Near Eastern Historiography

During this choice of essays, Hans M. Barstad bargains completely with the new historical past debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the research of old Israelite background and historiography. he's taking an autonomous stand within the heated maximalist/minimalist debate at the historicity of the Hebrew Bible.

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460-93. On the role of the deity in defeating the enemy, see, YOUNGER, Ancient Conquest Accounts (1990), passim. The image of the fighting god who hastens to help his people on the battlefield was widespread in the ancient Near East. Cf. WEINFELD, "Divine Intervention in War" in: History, Historiography and Interpretation (1983), pp. 121-47. On wars fought directly on divine initiative, see ODED, '"The Command of the God' as a Reason for Going to War in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions", in: Ah, Assyria (1991), pp.

See HUNT, "The Role of Bureaucracy in the Provisioning of Cities", in: The Organization of Power. Eds. GIBSON and BIGGS (1991) 141-68; NISSEN, DAMEROV, ENGLUND, Archaic Bookkeeping, 1993; SWEET, "Writing as a Factor in the Rise of Urbanism", in: Urbanism in Antiquity (1997), pp. 35-49. 71 DEVER, "Social Structure in Palestine in the Iron II Period", in: The Archaeology of Society (1995), 417-30. Dealing with the Persian period is: BEN ZVI, "The Urban Center of Jerusalem", in: Urbanism in Antiquity (1997) 194-209.

197-98, and by REINER, "Another Volume of Sultantepe Tablets", JNES 26 ( 1967), p. 177. GAY, The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic, 1982. 68 MOWINCKEL, Psalmenstudien 3, 1923. 6 Scribes, Sources and Diachronic Growth The creation of the Hebrew Bible at all stages in its history, "from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages", reflects, in some way or another, a scribal milieu. Scribal institutions were responsible for "looking after" the literary heritage of a society. 70 Scribal institutions were important also in Iron Age Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, where they were responsible for the creation of the traditions which we today find in the Hebrew Bible.

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