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The historicity of the patriarchal narratives : the quest for the historical Abraham

Author: Thomas L Thompson
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, 1974.
Series: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 133.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Thomas L., 1939-
Historicity of the patriarchal narratives
(OCoLC)988369726
Named Person: Abraham, Biblische Person; Abraham, (Biblical patriarch)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Thompson
ISBN: 3110040964 9783110040968
OCLC Number: 966714
Description: x, 392 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction --
A. Archaeology or Biblical criticism? --
B. The Biblical chronologies for the patriarchal period --
Chapter 2: The names of the patriarchs and the "patriarchal period" --
A. Statement of the problem --
B. The names in context: Abraham --
C. Isaac, Israel, and Jacob --
Chapter 3: Mari and the patriarchs --
A. "Littera gesta docet, quid credas allegoria" --
B. "Benjamin" at Mari --
Chapter 4: The early west Semites of Mesopotamia and the "patriarchal period" --
A. The "Amorites" of Ur III and Mari --
B. Proto-Aramaeans --
C. The Early West Semitic "Migration" from Ur to Harran --
Chapter 5: The early west Semites in Palestine and Syria --
A. The "patriarchal period" --
B. The linguistic material for Palestine from the early second millennium --
C. The execration texts and their historical setting --
D. The dating of the execration texts --
E. The execration texts and the political organization of Palestine at the end of the Twelfth Dynasty --
Chapter 6: Egypt and the Amorite question --
A. The incursion of the Amorites into the Eastern Delta --
B. The 'gmw and the Amurru --
C. The "Asiatics" of Eastern Desert --
D. Sinai and the Delta in Old and Middle Kingdom records --
E. The incursion of the 'gmw into Egypt during the First Intermediate Period. Chapter 7: EB IV/MB I: A period of Amorite Semi-Nomadic invasions? --
A. The influence of the Amorite hypothesis on archaeological interpretation --
B. The evidence for an invasion from the North --
C. The so-called nomadic character of EB IV/MB I --
Chapter 8: Abraham as a caravaneer --
A. The thesis of C.H. Gordon and W.F. Albright --
B. Some chronological notes on EB IV/MB I --
C. Abraham the caravaneer, and EB IV/MB I --
D. Abraham and the Hapiru caravans --
Chapter 9: The problem of historicity and Genesis 14 --
A. The discovery of the texts and their dating --
B. Nuzi family customs and the historicity of the patriarchal narratives --
C. Gen 15:2-4 --
D. Genesis 11:29 --
E. Gen 12:10-20, 20:1-18, and 26:6-11 --
F. Gen 16-21:1-21, 29:31-30:24 --
G. Gen 16-21:1-21 and 29:31-30:24 --
H. Gen 29:9-30 and 30:25-31:54 --
J. Gen 25:29-34 --
K. Gen 27:1-45 --
L. Conclusion to chapter 10 --
Chapter 11: Genesis 11:10-12:9 and the wanderings of Abraham --
A. The patriarchs and the Aramaeans --
B. The editorial construction of the wanderings of Abraham --
C. Some notes on the structure of genealogies and sagas in antiquity --
Chapter 12: Summary and Conclusions --
A. The historical background of the patriarchal narratives --
B. Historical and Christian faith.
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 133.
Responsibility: Thomas L. Thompson.

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