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Author Nielsen, Flemming A. J.

Title The tragedy in history : Herodotus and the Deuteronomistic history / Flemming A.J. Nielsen
Published Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 251
Copenhagen international seminar ; 4
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 251.
Copenhagen international seminar ; 4.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 HERODOTUS; Chapter 3 THE DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORICAL WORK; Chapter 4 CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Names
Summary In this challenging new work, Nielsen compares Herodotus with Old Testament historiography as represented by the so-called Deuteronomistic History. He finds in the Old Testament evidence of a tragic form like that encountered in Herodotus's Histories. Nielsen begins by outlining Herodotus's Greek context with its roots in Ionic natural philosophy, the epic tradition and Attic tragedy, and goes on to analyse in some detail the outworking of the Herodotean tragedy. Against that background, the Deuteronomistic History is to be viewed as an ancient Near Eastern historiographic text in the tragic t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-180) and indexes
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Subject Herodotus. History
SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography
Bible. Old Testament fast
History (Herodotus) fast
Subject Historiography.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Deuteronomistisch geschiedwerk.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567187031