Prolegomena to the History of Israel Paperback

With a Reprint of the Article 'Israel' from the Encyclopaedia Britannica

by Julius Wellhausen;

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Prolegomena to the History of Israel

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Julius Wellhausen (1844-1918) first published this work in German in 1878. Reissued here is the 1885 English translation of a revised 1883 version. Intended as a multi-volume work, this first book now stands as a self-contained work. A biblical scholar and orientalist, Wellhausen was professor of theology at Greifswald (until resigning for reasons of conscience) and then professor at Halle, Marburg and Gottingen. An early exponent of scientific philology, he placed the Pentateuch in a historical-social context, setting aside theological traditions. In this work, he sets out his method and argues that the Pentateuch is a synthesis of four independent narratives. He then examines the history of worship, sacrifice, sacred feasts, priests, and the law in ancient Israel. Wellhausen is a central figure in modern biblical studies, his theory dominated scholarship for a century, and his pioneering work remains of great interest in the field.

Prolegomena to the History of Israel by Julius Wellhausen was published by Cambridge Library Collection in July 2012. The ISBN for Prolegomena to the History of Israel is 9781108053822.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (July 2012)
Number of Pages574
Thickness32 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4062867
Page last updated 19th July 2016
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