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Israel in the Book of Kings

The Past as a Project of Social Identity

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Israel in the Book of Kings by James Linville
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Linville argues that a new approach to the book of Kings is needed because of the failings of the usual historical-critical methods. He adopts a holistic approach which sees the book as a Persian-era text intended to articulate politically and religiously significant symbols within the book's monarchic history. These express the producer's reactions to important issues of Jewish identity in the continuing Diaspora and in Jerusalem. In the story of the schisms and apostacies of Israel's defunct monarchies both the Diaspora and cultural pluralism are legitimized. Rival versions of Israelite heritage are reconciled under an overarching sense of a greater Israelite history and identity.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Sheffield Academic Press
Pages
338
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9781850758594
Product ID
3073941

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