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The Fabric of history : text, artifact, and Israel's past / edited by Diana Vikander Edelman.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > History of Biblical events > Congresses.
Jews > History > To 586 B.C. > Historiography > Congresses.
Palestine > History > To 70 A.D. > Historiography > Congresses.
Palestine > Antiquities > Congresses.
Juifs > Historiographie > Congrès.
Juifs > Histoire > Jusqu'à 586 av. J.-C. > Congrès.
Palestine > Antiquités > Congrès.
Palestine > Histoire > Jusqu'à 70 > Congrès.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567491107
  • ISBN: 0567491102
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (148 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1991.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Doing history in biblical studies / Diana Edelman -- From history to interpretation / Ernst Axel Knauf -- Text, context and referent in Israelite historiography / Thomas L. Thompson -- Is it possible to write a history of Israel without relying on the Hebrew Bible? / J. Maxwell Miller -- Archaeology, material culture and the early monarchical period in Israel / William G. Dever -- The role of archaeological and literary remains in reconstructing Israel's history / Gösta W. Ahlström.
Summary: Six scholars explore the nature of history and historical reconstruction and the place of history within biblical studies. The uncritical use of both text and artifact that continues to dominate histories of Israel and Judah testifies to the need for a wider grassroots awareness of the basic issues involved in doing history as a biblical scholar. A growing number of scholars are questioning the theoretical underpinnings of the main 'schools' of research and are calling for an approach that makes a more critical evaluation of both textual and artifactual material before using it in historical r.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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