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The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe
Davies, Philip R. and Diana Vikander Edelman, editors

New York: T&T Clark, 2010 pp. xiv + 238. $140.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 530


Description: Lester Grabbe is probably the most distinguished, and certainly the most prolific of historians of ancient Judaism, the author of several standard treatments and the founder of the European Seminar on Historical methodology. He has continued to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship. In this collection some thirty of his distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest. This collection provides an opportunity for scholars of high caliber to consider groundbreaking ideas in light of Grabbe's scholarship and influence. This festschrift offers the reader a unique volume of essays to explore and consider the far-reaching influence of Grabbe on the field of Biblical studies as a whole.

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

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Review by George C. Heider
Published 3/29/2013
Citation: George C. Heider, review of Philip R. Davies and Diana Vikander Edelman, eds., The Historian and the Bible: Essays in Honour of Lester L. Grabbe, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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