The mythic past : biblical archaeology and the myth of Israel . / Thomas L. Thompson

رقم التسجيلة 528
نوع المادة book
ردمك 0465006221
رقم الطلب


شخص Thompson, Thomas L

العنوان The mythic past : biblical archaeology and the myth of Israel . / Thomas L. Thompson
بيان الطبعة 1st U.S. ed
بيانات النشر New York: Basic Books, 1999.
الوصف المادي xix, 412 p : 24 cm ; maps

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xvii]-xix) and index

المحتويات / النص

- Part One: How Stories talk about the Past - Chapter 1: History and Origins: the changing past - Chapter Confusing stories with historical evidence - Chapter 3: How the bible talks about the past - Chapter 4: Myths of origins - Part Two: How Historians crate a past - Chapter 5: Beginings - Chapter 6: A mediterranean economy - Chapter 7: Palestine's many peoples - Chapter 8: Under the shadow of empires - Chapter 9: Historians creat history - Part Three: The Bible;s place in history - Chapter 10: The bible's social and historical worlds - Chapter 11: The Bible's literary world - Chapter 12: The bible's theological world 1: how God began - Chapter 13: The Bible's theological world II: the myths of the sons of God - Chapter 14: The Bible's theological world III: Israel as God's Son - Chapter 15: The Bible's intellectual world - Maps


The Jewish people's historical claims to a small area of land bordering the eastern Mediterranean are not only the foundation for the modern state of Israel, they are also at the very heart of Judeo-Christian belief. Yet in The Mythic Past, Thomas Thompson argues that such claims are grounded in literary myth, not history. Among the author's startling conclusions are these:• There never was a "united monarch" of Israel in biblical times• We can no longer talk about a time of the Patriarchs• The entire notion of "Israel" and its history is a literary fiction.The Mythic Past provides refreshing new ways to read the Old Testament as the great literature it was meant to be. At the same time, its controversial conclusions about Jewish history are sure to prove incendiary in a worldwide debate about one of the world's seminal texts, and one of its most bitterly contested regions.

المواضيع Bible - History of Biblical events
Bible - Controversial literature
Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible - Theology
Bible as literature
Middle East - History - To 622