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From its inception at the time of the Enlightenment until the mid-twentieth century, the historical-critical method constituted the dominant paradigm in Old Testament studies. In this magisterial overview, Niels Peter Lemche surveys the development of the historical-critical method and the way it changed the scholarly perception of the Old Testament. He describes the riseFrom its inception at the time of the Enlightenment until the mid-twentieth century, the historical-critical method constituted the dominant paradigm in Old Testament studies. In this magisterial overview, Niels Peter Lemche surveys the development of the historical-critical method and the way it changed the scholarly perception of the Old Testament. He describes the rise and influence of historical-critical approaches and traces their decline and fall. Then, he discusses the identity of the authors of the Old Testament, based on the content of the literature they wrote, demonstrating that the "collapse of history" does not preclude critical study. Lemche goes on to investigates the theological consequences of this "collapse" and surveys Old Testament and biblical theology in its various manifestations in the twentieth century. An appendix includes a history of Palestine from the Stone Age to modern times, constructed without recourse to the Old Testament....

Title : The Old Testament Between Theology and History: A Critical Survey
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ISBN : 9780664232450
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 476 Pages
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  • Stephan Naro
    2018-11-23 12:03

    Notwithstanding some issues I have, eg pertaining to theology, this is an excellent book which dismantles even the smallest claim to the old testament as historical writing.It's hardly Lemche's fault that nailing so many riders of a 200+-year-dead horse into their coffins is such a tediously repetitive task. A tedium lightened by an occasional delightfully dry sense of perspective.