Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

by Philippe Wajdenbaum


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'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source. As such, biblical Israel is a recreation of that twelve tribes State and the stories surrounding the birth, life and death of that State were inspired by Greek epics. Each chapter presents the biblical material and compares this to the Greek or Roman equivalents, discussing similarities and differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845539245
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Series: Copenhagen International Seminar Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hypothesis and Thesis 1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Leviticus 4. Numbers 5. Deuteronomy 6. Joshua 7. Judges 8. Samuel 9. Kings 10. Conclusions

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