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The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition
Fleming, Daniel E.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012 pp. xxii + 385. $32.99


Description: The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible undertakes a comprehensive reevaluation of the Bible's primary narrative in Genesis through Kings as it relates to history. It divides the core textual traditions along political lines that reveal deeply contrasting assumptions, an approach that places biblical controversies in dialogue with anthropologically informed archaeology. Starting from close study of selected biblical texts, the work moves toward historical issues that may be illuminated by both this material and a larger range of textual evidence. The result is a synthesis that breaks away from conventional lines of debate in matters relating to ancient Israel and the Bible, setting an agenda for future engagement of these fields with wider study of antiquity.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Pentateuch, Historical Books, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches


Review by Frank H. Polak
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Published 6/12/2013
Citation: Frank H. Polak, review of Daniel E. Fleming, The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Yitzhaq Feder
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Published 6/12/2013
Citation: Yitzhaq Feder, review of Daniel E. Fleming, The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Matthew Suriano
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Published 10/3/2013
Citation: Matthew Suriano, review of Daniel E. Fleming, The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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