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Author Gilmour, Rachelle.

Title Representing the past [electronic resource] : a literary analysis of narrative historiography in the book of Samuel / by Rachelle Gilmour.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 333 pages).
Series Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 143
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 143.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sydney, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-320) and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Causation -- Meaning and significance -- Moral, political and theological evaluation -- Coherence and contradictions -- Conclusion.
Summary Eschewing both so-called minimalist and maximalist readings, this volume advocates an understanding of the book of Samuel as ancient narrative historiography that must be understood according to its own conception and ideology of history before being judged as a historical source. This study shows how narrative strategies and literary embellishment, unaccustomed in modern historiography, are used to express familiar historical concepts such as causation, meaning and evaluation of the past. The requirements for historical accuracy within the book 's cultural milieu are investigated through anal.
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Subject Bible. Samuel -- Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. Samuel -- History of Biblical events.
Bible. Samuel -- Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. Samuel -- Historiography.
Bible. Samuel -- History of Biblical events.
Bible. Samuel.
Jews -- History -- 1200-953 B.C. -- Historiography.
Chronological Term 1200-953 B.C
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Added Title Literary analysis of narrative historiography in the book of Samuel
Other Form: Print version: Gilmour, Rachelle. Representing the past. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004203402 (DLC) 2010053577 (OCoLC)695683656
ISBN 9789004203419 (electronic bk.)
9004203419 (electronic bk.)
9789004203402
9004203400