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Rewriting Biblical History

Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes

Ed. by Corley, Jeremy / Grol, Harm van

Series:Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 7

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    Publication Date:
    May 2011
    Copyright year:
    2011
    ISBN
    978-3-11-024094-8
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    Aims and Scope

    Old Testament texts frequently offer a theological view of history. This is very evident in the Books of Chronicles and in the final section of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus). Today there is renewed interest in both these works as significant theological and cultural Jewish documents from the centuries before Jesus. Both Chronicles and Ben Sira aim to recreate a national identity centered on temple piety. Some chapters in this volume consider the portrayal of Israelite kings like David, Hezekiah, and Josiah, while others deal with prophets like Samuel and Elijah.

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    Approx. xx, 390 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Old Testament; Ben Sira; Ecclesiasticus; Books of Chronicles

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    Jeremy Corley, University of Durham, UK; Harm van Grol, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

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