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Between Israelite Religion and Old Testament Theology: Essays on Archaeology, History, and Hermeneutics
Miller II, Robert D., editor

Leuven: Peeters, 2016 pp. viii + 166. Ä56.00

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Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology, 80


Description: Although 'Theologies of the Old Testament' continue to proliferate, most of these do not interact with the many recent studies of Israelite religion that have appeared. Drawing on archaeology and other ancient Near Eastern material, these studies present a reconstruction of religious life in ancient Israel that ought to be of some importance for the theological interpretation of the biblical text. This collection of essays integrates reconstructions of ancient Israelite religious practice into theologically-oriented interpretation of the Old Testament. In essays ranging from discussion of Sumerian hymns to early Iron Age incense burners, respected biblical scholars and archaeologists provide new insights into the biblical theology of the Christian Bible.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Archaeology, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by Ryan P. Bonfiglio
Published 7/13/2017
Citation: Ryan P. Bonfiglio, review of Robert D. Miller II, ed., Between Israelite Religion and Old Testament Theology: Essays on Archaeology, History, and Hermeneutics, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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