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Author Banks, Diane, 1942-

Title Writing the history of Israel / Diane Banks
Published New York ; London : T. & T. Clark, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 248 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 438
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 438
Contents Introduction -- Historiography in nineteenth-century Germany -- Julius Wellhausen and the Prolegomena to the history of Israel -- Historiography in Germany and the United States to World War II -- Biblical history at mid-century : John Bright and Martin Noth -- Historiography and controversy in the recent past -- Writing Israel's history today -- Conclusion
Summary No biblical historian is included in the standard dictionaries of historians. Banks' study examines the boundaries as well as the links that exists between history writing in biblical studies and the practice of history in university departments of history. She argues that while the influence of the profession of writing history is apparent, there are countervailing forces as well. The presupposition that the Bible is a book of history conditions the outcome of historical research in biblical studies. Banks argues that Julius Wellhausen's history of Israel set in motion the general tendency to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography.
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography.
Old Testament scholars -- History.
Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567449548 (electronic bk.)
9780567449542 (electronic bk.)