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The patriarchs of Israel

Author: John Marshall Holt
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 1964.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holt, John Marshall.
Patriarchs of Israel.
Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press, 1964
(OCoLC)607836857
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Marshall Holt
OCLC Number: 367997
Description: vii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The patriarchs of Genesis --
The story of the patriarchs --
Behind the story --
Archaeological discovery --
The nature of the problem --
The patriarchal age --
The patriarchal stories as legend --
II. Patriarchal origins --
The biblical Hebrews --
The Habiru --
Social status and way of life --
Contact with other known peoples and places --
The Hurrians --
The Hittites --
The Hyksos --
The Philistines --
Other names of the patriarchal period --
Excursus on the philological problem --
III. Patriarchal family life --
Husbands, wives, and children --
The structure of the family organization --
Property ownership and management --
IV. Patriarchal religion --
Ideas of God --
Worship in patriarchal religion --
Prayer --
Sacred places and institutions --
V. The patriarchs and Egypt --
To and from Egypt in the patriarchal period --
Dating the story of Joseph --
Egyptian local color in Genesis --
VI. At home with the patriarchs.
Responsibility: John Marshall Holt.

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