In Search Of Pre-exilic Israel Paperback

Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar

by John Day;

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In Search Of Pre-exilic Israel

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In recent years there has been a tendency among certain scholars to claim that little can be known about pre-exilic Israel, because the Old Testament was only compiled in the post-exilic period (for example Philip Davies, Thomas Thompson, Neils Peter Lemche). One scholar (Lemche) has even claimed that the Old Testament is a Hellenistic work. The purpose of this book is to argue that this is an extreme and untenable position and that, though much of the Old Testament was indeed edited in the exilic or post-exilic period, many of the underlying sources used go back to the pre-exilic period. When critically analyzed these sources can shed much light on the pre-exilic period. This important work is the product of a team of seventeen international scholars, no fewer than five of whom are Fellows of the British Academy. None of the chapters has previously been published.

In Search Of Pre-exilic Israel by John Day was published by Continuum in January 2005 and is our 43764th best seller. The ISBN for In Search Of Pre-exilic Israel is 9780567082060.

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Page last updated 22nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (January 2005)
Number of Pages450
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1152205
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