In Search of History: Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History

In Search of History: Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History

by John Van Seters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300036337

ISBN-13: 9780300036336

Pub. Date: 02/01/1986

Publisher: Yale University Press

The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.  See more details below

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The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300036336
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1986
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Early Greek Historiography8
3Mesopotamian Historiography55
4Hittite Historiography100
5Egyptian Historiography127
6Texts and Inscriptions of the Levant188
7Israelite Historiography209
8Historiography in the Books of Samuel249
9Structure, Genre, and Theme in the Books of Kings292
10The Deuteronomist from Joshua to Samuel322
11Conclusions354
Bibliography363
Index of Authors379
Index of Biblical References383
General Index394

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