The Origin of the History of Israel

The Origin of the History of Israel

Herodotus's Histories as Blueprint for the First Books of the Bible

eBook - 2002
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This book demonstrates that Primary History, the historical work contained in the first nine books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis-2 Kings), was written as one unitary work, in deliberate emulation of the Greek-language Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus (completed c. 440 BCE); the diversity of its books and sections is largely a literary device. The work was most likely written in the period 440-420 BCE, in the period of reform usually associated with the name of Nehemiah. Though this thesis does not directly affect questions of historicity, understanding the literary nature of primary hist.
Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, Ă2002
ISBN: 9780567564252
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 175 pages) : illustrations


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