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By Ingrid Hjelm,Thomas L. Thompson

ISBN-10: 1138889520

ISBN-13: 9781138889521

Biblical Interpretation past Historicity evaluates the hot views that experience emerged because the quandary over historicity within the Seventies and 80s within the box of biblical scholarship. a number of new experiences within the box, in addition to the ‘deconstructive’ aspect of literary feedback that emerged from writers comparable to Derrida and Wittgenstein, between others, lead biblical students at the present time to view the texts of the Bible extra as literary narratives than as assets for a heritage of Israel. elevated curiosity in archaeological and anthropological reviews in writing the heritage of Palestine and the traditional close to East results in the necessity for an evidence-based heritage of Palestine.

This quantity analyses the results of the query: "If the Bible isn't background, what's it then?" The editors, Hjelm and Thompson are contributors of the Copenhagen institution, which was once shaped within the mild of this question and the dedication to a brand new method of either the background of Palestine and the Bible’s position in old historical past. This quantity good points essays from quite a number very hot students, and is split into 3 sections: "Beyond Historicity", which explores substitute ancient roles for the Bible, "Greek Connections", which discusses the Bible’s context within the Hellenistic global and "Reception", which explores extra-biblical capabilities of bible study.

Offering a special accumulating of students and difficult new theories, Biblical Interpretation past Historicity is worthwhile to scholars within the box of Biblical and East Mediterranean reports, and is an important source for a person engaged on either the archaeology and background of Palestine and the traditional close to East, and the spiritual improvement of Europe and the close to East.

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