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Memories of Ancient Israel

Philip R Davies

Paperback 2008-10-31

Publisher Description Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly wo...
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Publisher Description

Recent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly world has also witnessed an intense confrontation between so-called minimalists and maximalists over the correct approach to the historicity of the Bible.Memories of Ancient Israellooks at the issues at stake in biblical history--the ideologies involved, the changing role of archaeology, and the influence of cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Philip Davies suggests a different way of defining the problem of "reliability" and "historicity" by employing the theory of cultural memory. In doing so, he provides a better explanation of how ancient societies constructed their past but also a penetrating insight into the ideological underpinnings of today's scholarly debates.

Koorong Code281448
ISBN0664232884
EAN9780664232887
Pages208
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryBiblical Studies
Sub-CategoryOld Testament
PublisherWestminster John Knox Press
Publication DateOct 2008
Dimensions111 x 139 x 215mm
Weight0.503kg