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Elijah, Yahweh, and Baal
Gunkel, Hermann
Hanson, K. C., translator

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2014 pp. viii + 97. $11.20


Description: "Written a century ago for a church audience eager to learn how the best scholarship of the day could illuminate one of the Bible's most absorbing stories, this little book shows Gunkel at the height of his powers of critical perspicuity, explanatory finesse, and reverent sensitivity, the ideal Bible study leader, at once learned, captivating, and devout. . . . Moreover, Gunkel encompasses his subject as few today could or would in such short scope, combining philological acumen, aesthetic appreciation, comparative perspective, and attention to communal folk tradition--his pioneer distinction--and constants of human religiosity. The translation includes astute notes by the editor and a helpful list of more recent resources." --Robert B. Coote, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Other Methods

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Review by Bálint Károly Zabán
Published 3/29/2018
Citation: Bálint Károly Zabán, review of Hermann Gunkel, Elijah, Yahweh, and Baal, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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