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Reliable characters in the primary history : profiles of Moses, Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha / Paul J. Kissling.

Kissling, Paul J. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Deuteronomy > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Joshua > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Kings > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Moses (Biblical leader)
Elijah (Biblical prophet)
Elisha (Biblical prophet)
Moïse (Chef biblique)
Josué (Personnage biblique)
Élie (Prophète biblique)
Élisée (Prophète biblique)
Bible. A.T. Deutéronome > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Josué > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Rois > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567111562
  • ISBN: 0567111563
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (220 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-209) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE RELIABILITY OF MOSES IN DEUTERONOMY; Chapter 2 THE RELIABILITY OF JOSHUA; Chapter 3 THE RELIABILITY OF ELIJAH; Chapter 4 THE RELIABILITY OF ELISHA; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: This volume challenges the assumptions that modern readers tend to make about four of the Hebrew Bible's most prominent heroes. Using a form of reader-response theory, Kissling examines the assumption that these characters are primary vehicles of the narrator's point of view. In three of the four cases it is concluded that traditional idealistic assumptions do not do justice to the textual evidence in its final form. The work calls upon the reader to consider the subtlety of the means used in portraying these heroes and gives evidence for the decidedly negative aspects in their portrayals.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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