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Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity: Essays In Honour of Thomas L. Thompson

Biblical Narratives, Archaeology and Historicity: Essays In Honour of Thomas L. Thompson


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on November 14, 2019


This volume collects essays from an international body of leading scholars in Old Testament studies, focused upon the key concepts of the question of historicity of biblical stories, the archaeology of Israel/Palestine during the Bronze and Iron Ages, and the nature of biblical narratives and related literature.

As a celebration of the extensive body of Thomas L. Thompson's work, these essays enable a threefold perspective on biblical narratives. Beginning with 'method', the contributors discuss archaeology, cultural memory, epistemology, and sociology of knowledge, before moving to 'history, historiography and archaeology' and close analysis of the Qumran Writings, Josephus and biblical rewritings. Finally the argument turban to the narratives themselves, exploring topics including the possibility of invented myth, the genre of Judges and the depiction of Moses in the Qu'ran. Presenting an interdisciplinary analysis of the historical issues concerning ancient Israel/Palestine, this volume creates an updated body of reference to fifty years' worth of scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567686565
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/14/2019
Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies , #680
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spanò is Associate Professor in the Institute of History at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Emanuel Pfoh is Assistant Professor at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.