By Megan Bishop Moore
Biblical heritage and Israel’s previous presents a accomplished survey of ways learn of the previous testomony and the historical past of Israel has replaced because the center of the 20th century. Moore and Kelle speak about major tendencies in scholarship, hint the improvement of principles because the Nineteen Seventies, and summarize significant students, viewpoints, matters, and developments.
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Over the last half of the twentieth century and into the current one, however, the study of the history of Israel has redefined itself. Though study of the past to explain, illuminate, and clarify the biblical story is still a goal of paramount importance, it is no longer the discipline's single objective. Scholars interested in Israel's past have expanded the evidence they consider, and in doing so have opened doors to aspects of the past not necessarily relevant to illuminating the biblical text.
1. Martin Noth, Uberlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien I (Tubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1948). For Albrightians and Altians, the era of biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, that is, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Leah, and Rachel, seemed to be a logical place to begin histories of ancient Israel. In the nineteenth century, anthropology and biology had put to rest serious academic consideration of the creation story as a literal account of the beginnings of the earth and humankind. Also, biblical interpreters had recognized that Genesis i-n, which they dubbed the "Primeval History," told stories about the entire world in a sort of time-before-time.
New Directions in the Use of Archaeology 461 7. Conclusion 462 8. Questions for Discussion 463 9. Suggestions for Further Reading 464 Afterword: What Is the Future of Israel's Past? 465 1. Studying Methodology and Writing History 466 2. The Bible, Faith, and History 468 3. The Aims of Historical Study 471 Bibliography 476 Index 510 i. The Study of the Bible and the Study of Israel's Past The primary aim of this book is to explore the changing study of the Bible and history since the middle of the twentieth century.
Biblical History and Israels Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History by Megan Bishop Moore