The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe / Edition 1

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Lester Grabbe is probably the most distinguished, and certainly the most prolific of historians of ancient Judaism, the author of several standard treatments and the founder of the European Seminar on Historical methodology. He has continued to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship. In this collection some thirty of his distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest. This collection provides an opportunity for scholars of high caliber to consider groundbreaking ideas in light of Grabbe's scholarship and influence. This festschrift offers the reader a unique volume of essays to explore and consider the far-reaching influence of Grabbe on the field of Biblical studies as a whole.
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Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, UK.

Diana V. Edelman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

THE EDITORS Introduction

HANS BARSTAD History and Memory. Some Reflections on the 'Memory Debate' in Relation to the Hebrew Bible

NIELS PETER LEMCHE Postcolonial Studies and the Study of Israelite History.

NADAV NAAMAN Text and Archaeology in a Period of Great Decline: The Contribution of the Amarna Letters to the Debate on the Historicity of Nehemiah's Wall

RAINER ALBERTZ Secondary Sources Also Deserve to be Historically Evaluated: The Case of the United Monarchy

THOMAS L. THOMPSON Reiterative Narrative and the Problem of the Exile

ANDRÉ LEMAIRE Hazor in the Second Half of the 10th Century BCE: Historiography, Archaeology and History

MARIO LIVERANI The Chronology of the Biblical Fairy-Tale

EHUD BEN ZVI The Story of Micaiah, son of Imlah: What Could the Ancient Intended Readers Learn from It?

DIANA V. EDELMAN Of Priests and Prophets and Interpreting the Past: The Egyptian Hm-Ntr and Hry-Hbt and the Judahite nabi'


ODED LIPSCHITS Here is a Man Whose Name is ?ema?' (Zechariah 6:12)

BOB BECKING Drought, Hunger, and Redistribution: A Social-Economic Reading of Nehemiah 5

JOSEPH BLENKINSOPP Footnotes to the Rescript of Artaxerxes (Ezra

GARY N. KNOPPERS Aspects of Samaria's Religious Culture during the Early Hellenistic Period

E. AXEL KNAUF Biblical References to Judean Settlement in Eretz Israel (and Beyond) in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods

PHILIP R. DAVIES The Hebrew Canon and the Origins of Judaism

GEORGE J. BROOKE What Makes a Text Historical? Assumptions behind the Classification of Some Dead Sea Scrolls

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