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Chapter 1: The present moment in ancient Israelite perceptions of historiography

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Reflecting the ambiguity of the title, this paper focuses first on some contemporary views about the existence of history writing in ancient Israel, and then on how ancient Israelite use of the concept of the 'present' may actually shed light on what they thought about history. In the first half, therefore, secular rationalism, archaeology, and, in our own 'preesnt moment', postmodern interests in ideology, are seen to have influenced scholarly assessment of the historiographical nature of Ol...

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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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