Josiah - From Improbable Stories to Inventive Historiography - Lowell K. Handy

Josiah - From Improbable Stories to Inventive Historiography - Lowell K. Handy

Josiah Was Dead to Begin With

Josiah - From Improbable Stories to Inventive Historiography - Lowell K. Handy

Lowell K. Handy [+-]
Loyola University Chicago (retired)
Lowell K. Handy received his M.A. from the University of Iowa School of Religion and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Before retirement he taught for 15 years at Loyola University Chicago and was employed at the American Theological Library Association Religion Index Project for 28 years. He has been an active member of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, Society of Biblical Literature, and American Schools of Oriental Research. In addition to journal articles and reference entries, Dr. Handy has published several books, including: Among the Host of Heaven: The Syro-Palestinian Pantheon as Bureaucracy; Entertaining Faith: Reading Short Stories in the Bible; Jonah's World: Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story; and edited volumes: The Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium; Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition.

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Two concerns are addressed in this chapter. First it is made clear that there is a lot of material on death in the Kings account of Josiah. Some consideration of the notion of death in the Bible and in ancient Judah is provided. Second it is posited that none of the narratives about Josiah were composed during his life time.

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Handy, Lowell. Josiah Was Dead to Begin With. Josiah - From Improbable Stories to Inventive Historiography. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 17-41 Aug 2020. ISBN 9781781798584. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37474. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37474. Aug 2020

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