Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel's Historical Literature
Leuchter, Mark A. and David T. Lamb

Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016 pp. xix + 606. $49.00

Series Information
Introducing Israel's Scriptures


Description: History has an inescapable centrality in the Hebrew Bible, and biblical narratives are for many readers the best recognized and most memorable parts of the Bible. ​The history of ancient Israel and the nature of Hebrew historiography remain hotly contested topics today. This new introduction explores key questions and methods shaping contemporary scholarly debate. Students will explore the Deuteronomistic History and other historical writings and evaluate the different roles history-writing plays throughout the Hebrew Bible. An introduction presents issues in the historical and literary interpretation of these writings. Subsequent chapters on the books Joshua through Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles each discuss literary concerns, historical issues, and theological themes relevant to each book, then offer succinct and informative commentary on the book. Pedagogical features include maps, timelines, photographs, primary sources from the ancient Near East, reading lists, and a glossary.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBLís Terms of Use.

I donít remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


Review by Benjamin J. M. Johnson
Published 7/27/2017
Citation: Benjamin J. M. Johnson, review of Mark A. Leuchter and David T. Lamb, The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel's Historical Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

Volunteer to Review this Title
SBL members may volunteer to review this title. Enter your SBL Membership ID and click the "Volunteer" button. If you would like to join SBL now, click here.

SBL Membership Id:  

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us
Site development by kenwells.com: graphic design