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Thompson, Thomas L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 8,568 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Genealogy  Directories  Legends  Gazetteers  Observations  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works about Thomas L Thompson
 
Most widely held works by Thomas L Thompson
Jerusalem in ancient history and tradition by Thomas L Thompson( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proceedings of an international conference of historians, archaeologists and biblical scholars, who met in Amman to discuss new perspectives on the history of ancient Jerusalem and its relationship to biblical tradition on October 12-14, 2001
The origin tradition of ancient Israel by Thomas L Thompson( )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than three decades, Thomas L. Thompson has written at the intersection of biblical theology and archaeology. Origin Tradition of Ancient asks important questions about historicity in general and Israel's history in particular-including, perhaps most importantly, at what point Israel's history begins. After surveying the recent literature on the subject, Thompson closely examines the Pentateuchal tradition as a narrative of Israel's history, and offers detailed exegesis of the historical narratives in Genesis and Exodus, including Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and
Qumran between the Old and New Testaments by Frederick H Cryer( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the International Scandinavian Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran, sponsored by the University of Copenhagen and held in 1995. In addition to the contributions of Florentino Garc'a Mart'nez, Emanuel Tov and Ben Zion Wacholder, this collection offers a wide range of recent Scandinavian scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Central issues dealt with include the dating of the scrolls, the theological relationships between the Scrolls and the Old Testament, questions relating to text and tradition formation, and the social relations between Qumran and contemporary Jewish sect
The mythic past : biblical archaeology and the myth of Israel by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thompson insists that the Old Testament is a fantastic literary parable about a mankind that has lost its way, and in the process rejects all Jewish claims to the modern state of Israel. The foundation of the Jewish claim is said to be a myth born of intellectual, philosophical, and mythological traditions of the great empires of antiquity, and based on the fictions found in the Old Testament
The historicity of the patriarchal narratives : the quest for the historical Abraham by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early history of the Israelite people : from the written and archaeological sources by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological Sources
The Messiah myth : the Near Eastern roots of Jesus and David by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The frequent references to "the Kingdom of God" in the Gospels and the sayings attributed to Jesus in the controversial gospel of Thomas all point to an earlier tradition: like King David before him, the Jesus of the Bible is an amalgamation of themes from Near Eastern mythology and traditions of kingship and divinity. The theme of a messiah - a divinely appointed king who restores the world to perfection - is typical of Egyptian and Babylonian royal ideology dating back to the Bronze Age. Thompson shows how ancient sources (such as a song written for the accession of Pharaoh Ramses IV) use the same imagery of a utopian kingdom as that found in David's Psalter and the Gospels." "The Messiah Myth shows that the contemporary audience for whom the Old and New Testaments were written would naturally have interpreted David and Jesus not as historical figures, but as metaphors embodying long-established messianic traditions. Challenging widely held assumptions about the sources of the Bible and the quest for the historical Jesus, The Messiah Myth is sure to spark interest and heated debate among believers and skeptics alike."--Jacket
The Bible in history : how writers create a past by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren sætter spørgsmålstegn ved Bibelens rolle som historisk dokument og opsummerer de skelsættende teorier, som han og den såkaldte Københavnerskole har præsenteret de sidste årtier
The settlement of Sinai and the Negev in the Bronze Age by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisms of range expansion and removal of mesquite in desert grasslands of the southwestern United States by Thomas B Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last 150 years, two species of mesquite trees in the Southwestern United States have become increasingly common in what formerly was desert grassland. These trees have spread from nearby watercourses onto relatively xeric upland areas, decreasing rangeland grass production. Management attempts to limit or reverse this spread have been largely unsuccessful. This paper reviews studies regarding mesquite natural history and management strategies, emphasizing studies published during the past decade. Mesquite possess a deep root system and are capable of fixing atmospheric N, rendering them capable of accessing resources unavailable to other plants in open rangeland. Their seeds, which remain viable for decades, have a hard exocarp and require scarification before germination. Consumption by cattle provides a means of scarification and seed dispersal, and is a major factor contributing to the spread of mesquite in open rangelands. Increases in atmospheric CO₂ and winter precipitation during the past century also contribute to enhanced seed germination. Removal techniques have included herbicides, prescribed burning, grazing reduction, and mechanical removal. For increased effectiveness of these techniques, management goals must be clearly articulated; these goals include complete removal, no removal, and limited removal. Of these, limited removal appears the most feasible, using an initial herbicide application followed by periodic prescribed burning
The settlement of Palestine in the Bronze Age by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible and Hellenism : Greek influence on Jewish and early Christian literature( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did the Bible only take its definitive form after Alexander conquered the Near East, after the Hellenization of the Samaritans and Jews, and after the founding of the great library of Alexandria? The Bible and Hellenism takes up one of the most pressing and controversial questions of Bible Studies today: the influence of classical literature on the writing and formation of the Bible. Bringing together a wide range of international scholars, The Bible and Hellenism explores the striking parallels between biblical and earlier Greek literature and examines the methodological issues raised by such comparative study. Arguing that the oral traditions of historical memory are not the key factor in the creation of biblical narrative, the study demonstrates how Greek texts - from such authors as Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus and Plato - must be considered among the most important sources for the Bible"--Page [4] of cover
Biblical narrative and Palestine's history : changing perspectives 2 by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together key essays on historical method and the archaeology and history of Palestine. Essays employ comparative and formalistic techniques to illuminate the allegorical and mythical in Old Testament narrative traditions from Genesis to Nehemiah. Offers an analysis of biblical narrative as rooted in ancient Near Eastern literature since the Bronze Age
"Is this not the Carpenter?" : the question of the historicity of the figure of Jesus by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers readers the most up-to-date overview of how the historicity of Jesus is examined in contemporary scholarship. An international range of scholars ... present a literary re-reading of the New Testament ..."--Back cover
Toponymie palestinienne : plaine de St Jean d'Acre et corridor de Jérusalem by Thomas L Thompson( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western scholarship and the history of Palestine( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, archaeology and the Bible forty years after historicity( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue that a 'crisis' broke in the 1970s, when several new studies of biblical history and archaeology were published, questioning the historical-critical method of biblical scholarship. The crisis formed the discourse of the Copenhagen school's challenge of standing positions, which-together with new achievements in archaeological research-demand that the regional history of ancient Israel, Judaea and Palestine be reconsidered in all its detail. This volume examines the major changes that have taken place within the field of Old Testament studies since the ground breaking works of Thomas Thompson and John van Seters in 1974 and 1975 (both republished in 2014). The book is divided in three sections: changing perspectives in biblical studies, history and cult, and ideology and history, presenting new articles from some of the field's best scholars with comprehensive discussion of historical, archaeological, anthropological, cultural and literary approaches to the Hebrew Bible and Palestine's history.ology, history and religious development in Palestine and the ancient Near East
Biblical interpretation beyond historicity by Ingrid Hjelm( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity" evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the 'deconstructive' side of literary criticism that emerged from writers such as Derrida and Wittgenstein, among others, lead biblical scholars today to view the texts of the Bible more as literary narratives than as sources for a history of Israel. Increased interest in archaeological and anthropological studies in writing the history of Palestine and the ancient Near East leads to the need for an evidence-based history of Palestine. This volume analyses the consequences of the question: "If the Bible is not history, what is it then?" The editors, Hjelm and Thompson are members of the Copenhagen School, which was formed in the light of this question and the commitment to a new approach to both the history of Palestine and the Bible's place in ancient history
Instrumentation of small rockets for polar cap absorption studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plasmasphere sounder satellite by Wesley Crain Calvert( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mythic past : biblical archaeology and the myth of Israel
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Qumran between the Old and New TestamentsThe mythic past : biblical archaeology and the myth of IsraelThe historicity of the patriarchal narratives : the quest for the historical AbrahamEarly history of the Israelite people : from the written and archaeological sourcesThe Messiah myth : the Near Eastern roots of Jesus and DavidThe Bible in history : how writers create a past
Alternative Names
Thomas L. Thompson Amerikaans theoloog

Thomas L. Thompson biblical scholar and theologian

Thomas L. Thompson Bibliste et théologien danois

Thomas L. Thompson teologo statunitense

Thomas Thompson teologo statunitense

Thompson, T. L.

Thompson, Th. L.

Thompson, Th. L. 1939-

Thompson, Th. L. (Thomas L.), 1939-

Thompson, Thomas L.

Thompson, Thomas Lawrence 1939-

Ṭumsun, Tūmās 1939-

Томпсон, Томас Л.

توماس ال. تامپسون استاد دانشگاه و الهی‌دان آمریکایی

توماس طومسون

توماس ل. تومبسون، 1939-

تومبسون، توماس ل.، 1939-

طومسون، توماس ل

طومسون، توماس ل.، 1939-

Languages
English (238)

French (11)

German (6)

Arabic (4)

Spanish (1)