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The Resource Prelude to Israel's past : background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity, Niels Peter Lemche ; translated by E.F. Maniscalco]

Prelude to Israel's past : background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity, Niels Peter Lemche ; translated by E.F. Maniscalco]

Label
Prelude to Israel's past : background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity
Title
Prelude to Israel's past
Title remainder
background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity
Statement of responsibility
Niels Peter Lemche ; translated by E.F. Maniscalco]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • In Prelude to Israel's Past, Lemche examines the nature and function of Old Testament historical narrative. Is the biblical narrative a reliable source of historical knowledge? Or does it have a literary and theological life of its own - proclaiming a truth that cannot be contested because it recounts "events" that happened once upon a time? Lemche explores these questions from two directions. First, he analyzes the biblical narratives from Abraham to Moses and demonstrates that these narratives are literature, not documents written by professional historians. Second, he compares the biblical portrait of the patriarchs with what we know about this period from other ancient sources
  • He urges that the Bible continues to guide and console a believing people not because it is a historically accurate record of past events but because its living stories recount a truth unfettered by time and culture
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemche, Niels Peter
Dewey number
221.9/5
Index
index present
LC call number
DS121
LC item number
.L448 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bronze age
  • Jews
Label
Prelude to Israel's past : background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity, Niels Peter Lemche ; translated by E.F. Maniscalco]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • The Biblical Portrait of the Period
  • II.
  • A Historical Reconstruction of the Period
  • III.
  • Aspects of the Religious Thinking and Culture
  • IV.
  • Theological Vantage
Control code
39860093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781565633438
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
98043291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Prelude to Israel's past : background and beginnings of Israelite history and identity, Niels Peter Lemche ; translated by E.F. Maniscalco]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I.
  • The Biblical Portrait of the Period
  • II.
  • A Historical Reconstruction of the Period
  • III.
  • Aspects of the Religious Thinking and Culture
  • IV.
  • Theological Vantage
Control code
39860093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781565633438
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
98043291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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