Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity: Changing by Ingrid Hjelm,Thomas L. Thompson

By Ingrid Hjelm,Thomas L. Thompson

Biblical Interpretation past Historicity evaluates the recent views that experience emerged because the challenge over historicity within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s within the box of biblical scholarship. a number of new reviews within the box, in addition to the ‘deconstructive’ facet of literary feedback that emerged from writers akin to Derrida and Wittgenstein, between others, lead biblical students this day to view the texts of the Bible extra as literary narratives than as assets for a background of Israel. elevated curiosity in archaeological and anthropological experiences in writing the historical past of Palestine and the traditional close to East ends up in the necessity for an evidence-based historical past of Palestine.

This quantity analyses the results of the query: "If the Bible isn't heritage, what's it then?" The editors, Hjelm and Thompson are contributors of the Copenhagen tuition, which used to be shaped within the gentle of this question and the dedication to a brand new method of either the background of Palestine and the Bible’s position in historical heritage. This quantity positive aspects essays from a variety of extremely popular students, and is split into 3 sections: "Beyond Historicity", which explores substitute old roles for the Bible, "Greek Connections", which discusses the Bible’s context within the Hellenistic international and "Reception", which explores extra-biblical services of bible study.

Offering a different accumulating of students and hard new theories, Biblical Interpretation past Historicity is worthwhile to scholars within the box of Biblical and East Mediterranean experiences, and is a vital source for a person engaged on either the archaeology and heritage of Palestine and the traditional close to East, and the non secular improvement of Europe and the close to East.

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