History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age

by Jim West & Dr. James G. Crossley
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies

Publication Date: December 01, 2016

ISBN: 9780567670618

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As biblical studies becomes increasingly fragmented, this collection of essays brings together a number of leading scholars in order to show how historical reconstruction, philology, metacriticism, and reception history can be part of a collective vision for the future of the field.

This collection of essays focuses more specifically on critical questions surrounding the construction of ancient Israel(s), 'minimalism', the ongoing significance of lexicography, the development of early Judaism, orientalism, and the use of the Bible in contemporary political discourses. Contributors include John van Seters, Niels Peter Lemche, Ingrid Hjelm, and Philip R. Davies.