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Author Wesselius, J. W. (Jan Wim)

Title The origin of the history of Israel : Herodotus's Histories as blueprint for the first books of the Bible / Jan-Wim Wesselius
Published London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 175 pages) : illustrations
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 345
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 345
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 TWO GREAT HISTORICAL WORKS; Chapter 2 A REMARKABLE PROCEDURE; Chapter 3 CONSEQUENCES FOR THE STUDY OF PRIMARY HISTORY; Chapter 4 CONSEQUENCES FOR THE STUDY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE; CONCLUSION: THE AUTHOR's ACHIEVEMENT; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary This book demonstrates that Primary History, the historical work contained in the first nine books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis-2 Kings), was written as one unitary work, in deliberate emulation of the Greek-language Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus (completed c. 440 BCE); the diversity of its books and sections is largely a literary device. The work was most likely written in the period 440-420 BCE, in the period of reform usually associated with the name of Nehemiah. Though this thesis does not directly affect questions of historicity, understanding the literary nature of primary hist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-167) and indexes
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Subject Herodotus -- Influence.
Herodotus. History.
Herodotus.
Bible. Historical Books -- Authorship.
Bible. Historical Books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Historical Books -- Sources.
Bible. Pentateuch -- Authorship.
Bible. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Pentateuch -- Sources.
Bible. Historical Books.
Bible. Pentateuch.
History (Herodotus)
Geschiedschrijving.
Historiae (Herodotus)
Oude Testament.
Authorship.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567564258
9780567564252