Memories of Ancient Israel
An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern
By (author) Philip R. Davies
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Memories of Ancient Israel by Philip R. Davies
Book DescriptionRecent years have seen an explosion of writing on the history of Israel, prompted largely by definitive archaeological surveys and attempts to write a genuine archaeological history of ancient Israel and Judah. The scholarly world has also witnessed an intense confrontation between so-called minimalists and maximalists over the correct approach to the historicity of the Bible. Memories of Ancient Israel looks at the issues at stake in biblical history--the ideologies involved, the changing role of archaeology, and the influence of cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Philip Davies suggests a different way of defining the problem of "reliability" and "historicity" by employing the theory of cultural memory. In doing so, he provides a better explanation of how ancient societies constructed their past but also a penetrating insight into the ideological underpinnings of today's scholarly debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664232887
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Philip R. Davies
In Search of 'Ancient Israel', Paperback (November 2015)
First published 1992, Sheffield Academic Press, Republished 2006, Continuum.
Rethinking Biblical Scholarship, Hardback (September 2013)
"Rethinking Biblical Scholarship" brings together seminal essays to provide readers with an assessment of the archaeological and exegetical research which has transformed the discipline of biblical studies over the last two decades.
Writing the Bible, Hardback (August 2013)» View all books by Philip R. Davies
"Writing the Bible" brings together the wide-ranging study of all major aspects of ancient writing and writers. The essays cover the dissemination of texts, book and canon formation, and the social and political effects of writing and of textual knowledge.
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Author Biography - Philip R. Davies
Philip R. Davies is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield in England. He is the author of numerous influential books and articles on ancient Israelite history and religion.
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