Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity Changing Perspectives Hardback

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Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity Changing Perspectives

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Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the 'deconstructive' side of literary criticism that emerged from writers such as Derrida and Wittgenstein, among others, lead biblical scholars today to view the texts of the Bible more as literary narratives than as sources for a history of Israel. Increased interest in archaeological and anthropological studies in writing the history of Palestine and the ancient Near East leads to the need for an evidence-based history of Palestine. This volume analyses the consequences of the question: "If the Bible is not history, what is it then?" The editors, Hjelm and Thompson are members of the Copenhagen School, which was formed in the light of this question and the commitment to a new approach to both the history of Palestine and the Bible's place in ancient history.
This volume features essays from a range of highly regarded scholars, and is divided into three sections: "Beyond Historicity", which explores alternative historical roles for the Bible, "Greek Connections", which discusses the Bible's context in the Hellenistic world and "Reception", which explores extra-biblical functions of biblical studies. Offering a unique gathering of scholars and challenging new theories, Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity is invaluable to students in the field of Biblical and East Mediterranean Studies, and is a crucial resource for anyone working on both the archaeology and history of Palestine and the ancient Near East, and the religious development of Europe and the Near East.

Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity Changing Perspectives was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in February 2016. The ISBN for Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity Changing Perspectives is 9781138889521.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (February 2016)
Weight474g
Number of Pages248
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781138889521
ISBN-101138889520
Product Code4368344
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