Myth and History in the Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

Myth and History in the Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

Giovanni Garbini


The outdated testomony, and biblical scholarship itself, distinguishes among legendary and historic. This ebook argues that simply ancient factor within the Bible is the Bible itself, an excellent made of Jewish idea. what's narrated within the Bible is barely fantasy. yet this fable approximately Israel's prior used to be nonetheless equipped with fragments of historical past, or really with written traditions that have been diverse from these expressed within the real textual content, and clearly extra historical. those essays persist with within the spirit of his debatable historical past and beliefs in historic Israel, which mix designated philological reseaerch, a large wisdom of historical close to jap literature and Biblical Archaeology--and an intensive approach of realizing what the biblical textual content is de facto telling us. this is often an erudite and thought-provoking booklet, which shouldn't be overlooked through someone who unearths the starting place of the Bible a desirable and nonetheless principally unknown phenomenon.

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