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

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

An Invitation to Dinner: Josiah and His Passover Narratives

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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The Passover presented as being given by Josiah in Kings and Chronicles has little in common. Each is considered on its own. Kings provides almost no information. Chronicles provides enough information to make it wholly different from torah descriptions of Passover and certainly unlike anything in the modern world. The improbability of producing the lavish meat banquet in Chronicles is demonstrated.

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Handy, Lowell. An Invitation to Dinner: Josiah and His Passover Narratives. Josiah - From Improbable Stories to Inventive Historiography. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 189-207 Aug 2020. ISBN 9781781798584. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37480. Date accessed: 27 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37480. Aug 2020

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