The Bible for the Curious - A Brief Encounter - Philip R. Davies†

The Bible for the Curious - A Brief Encounter - Philip R. Davies†

4. The Biblical Stories of Israel

The Bible for the Curious - A Brief Encounter - Philip R. Davies†

Philip R. Davies† [+-]
University of Sheffield, (Emeritus)
Philip R. Davies, who died in 2018, was Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Educated at Oxford and St Andrews, Scotland, he edited, authored or co-authored 37 books on the Dead Sea Scrolls and various aspects of interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, including In Search of Ancient Israel (1992), Whose Bible Is It Anyway? (1995), Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures (1998), The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2002) and Memories of Ancient Israel: An Introduction to Biblical History (2008). He was co-founder of Sheffield Academic Press and former President of the British Society for Old Testament Study and European Association of Biblical Studies.

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A more accurate title of this chapter would be ‘biblical stories of Israels’, because more than one ‘Israel’ is going to emerge. These stories also diverge from modern stories informed by historical research, but these modern stories help us to understand better not only the realities of the world in which the Old Testament emerged, but the literary, social and imaginative world that its contents have created.

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Davies, Philip. 4. The Biblical Stories of Israel. The Bible for the Curious - A Brief Encounter. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 34-49 Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781797440. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35685. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35685. Nov 2018

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