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Myth and history in the Bible / Giovanni Garbini ; translated by Chiara Peri.

Garbini, Giovanni. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > History of Biblical events.
Bible. Old Testament > Historiography.
Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. > Histoire des événements bibliques.
Bible. A.T. > Historiographie.
Bible. A.T. > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Myth in the Bible.
Mythe dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567608864
  • ISBN: 0567608867
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 149 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; Sheffield Academic Press, ©2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-143) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE MYTHS OF THE ORIGINS OF ISRAEL; Chapter 2 CAIN'S IMPUNITY; Chapter 3 ABRAHAM AND DAMASCUS; Chapter 4 REUBEN'S INCEST AND THE CONTESTED PRIMOGENITURE; Chapter 5 MOSES AND THE LAW; Chapter 6 DAVIDIC TRADITIONS; Chapter 7 THE CALF OF BETHEL; Chapter 8 EZRA'S BIRTH; Chapter 9 BIRTH AND DEATH OF A MESSIAH; Chapter 10 THE END OF MYTH; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: The Old Testament, and biblical scholarship itself, distinguishes between mythical and historical. This book argues that only historical thing in the Bible is the Bible itself, a superb product of Jewish thought. What is narrated in the Bible is only myth. But this myth about Israel's past was still built with fragments of history, or rather with written traditions that were different from those expressed in the actual text, and obviously more ancient. These essays follow in the spirit of his controversial History and Ideology in Ancient Israel, which combine detailed philological reseaerch, a.
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