Download PDF by K. Lawson Younger Jr.: Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study in Ancient Near Eastern

By K. Lawson Younger Jr.

ISBN-10: 0567557049

ISBN-13: 9780567557049

Works on previous testomony historiography, the 'Conquest', and the origins of historical Israel have burgeoned in contemporary days. yet whereas others were issuing new reconstructions this novel paintings provides an in depth studying of the biblical textual content. the focal point is at the literary concepts that historical writers hired in narrating tales of conquest, and the purpose is to pinpoint their communicative intentions of their personal contexts. This examining is greater by means of engagement with the real self-discipline of the philosophy of background. old Conquest bills, replete with wide quotations from Assyrian, Hittite and Egyptian conquest debts, is a realized and methodologically delicate learn of a variety of historical close to japanese texts in addition to of Joshua 9-12.

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Scholarship, is that of George Coats. He states: History as a genre of literature represents that kind of writing designed to record the events of the past as they actually occurred

Neither the Babylonians nor the Assyrians took it beyond short chronicles in annalistic form; ... From Egypt we know some historical legends, but no his- 1. Preliminary Issues 53 toriography, where the historical events are seen in the larger context. Something more of a historical view is found among the Hittites, but even here in fragmentary form, as tendencies, not as realizations. 125 It is very interesting that the comparative method can be dismissed by a comparative argument! 126 Thompson has accepted this judgment (uncritically) and turned it into an argument against the comparative method.

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