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Egypt's Role in the Hebrew Bible

Edited by Thomas Römer and Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

Egypt's Role in the Hebrew Bible
Paperback, 96 pages £38.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781720780410
Format: 279mm x 203mm
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Subjects: Egyptology, History, Philosophy and Religion, University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition
Series: Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections

When dealing with Egyptian backgrounds and allusions to Egyptian documents and practices in the Hebrew Bible, scholars have tended to draw on Egyptian records dating to the second millennium BCE. Yet, in the field of ancient Near Eastern studies, most of these biblical texts are considered to be compositions dating to the subsequent millennium.
Volume 18 of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections presents the proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Lausanne on April 22-23, 2015, to explore the Egypt-Bible interface within this chronological constraint, and methodological ones as well. Focusing on sources of first millennium BCE rather those of the periods in which the authors of the biblical texts set the events has generated new lines of interrogation revolving around questions of transmission and reception rather than on the historical background of the events themselves. How Egyptian traditions might find their way into the written tradition of ancient Israel and Judah is, here, the center of the discussion. 20 illustrations, diagrams and maps, some colour.

The Past and Future of 'Biblical Egyptology'
Egyptian Gola in Prophetic and Pentateuchal Traditions: A Socio-Historical Perspective
The Egyptian-Canaanite Interface as Colonial Encounter: A View from Southwest Canaan
References to the Pharaoh in the Local Glyptic Assemblage of the Southern Levant during the First Part of the 1st Millennium BCE
The Role of Egypt in the Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Joseph, Ahiqar, and Elephantine: The Joseph Story as Diaspora Novella

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 96 pages
 279mm x 203mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002030, REL000000, REL114000, SOC003000
 University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition


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