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By Lloyd Kramer, Sarah Maza

ISBN-10: 0631217142

ISBN-13: 9780631217145

This vast survey introduces readers to the main issues, figures, traditions, and theories in Western old concept, tracing its evolution from biblical instances to the current. the amount contains 24 chapters by way of major historians who speak about conceptions of and techniques to the human previous within the historic, medieval, early smooth and smooth West, stressing the long term styles and traditions in historic pondering that live to tell the tale to at the present time. Chapters variety from overviews of eras within the historical past of historic concept, to discussions of latest equipment that historians have drawn from different disciplines and of latest old topics, corresponding to gender, sexuality, selfhood, and common environments. the quantity concludes with essays on modern demanding situations to vintage, Western definitions of historical past that experience emerged in worldwide background, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, and new applied sciences. for college students, this spouse presents the historical past they wish so one can comprehend modern historic debates and ways, whereas for researchers and lecturers it's going to function an invaluable reference work.

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This is his historical legitimation of the roles of governor and high priest in the Jerusalem temple-community of the Second Temple period. P, too, adds another dimension to corporate identity beyond that in DtrH and J. Identity not only embraces the national identity of people and land with absolute commitment to YAHWEH as in DtrH and ethnic identity through the forefathers as in J. For P, identity also includes commitment to certain observances, such as circumcision, the keeping of the Sabbath and festivals and the food laws by all Jews, as well as the maintenance of the theocratic structures of the cult.

As a consequence, YAHWEH gave them in submission to their enemies who oppressed them. Only then would they appeal to YAHWEH for help and he would then send them a deliverer who would rescue them. They would remain faithful for that generation only to fall back into their evil ways with the death of the deliverer. The highly diverse and independent stories are made to fit this scheme by assigning a generation of 40 years to each “judge” as the heroes are called, and the story about their act of deliverance is construed as the divine response to the people’s repentance and cry for help.

The biblical historian could make a distinction between immediate and apparent causes of events and the final cause in the will or purpose of the deity. Thus the immediate cause of the breakup of the northern and southern tribes into two kingdoms is presented as the foolish decision of Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, but it is said at the same time to have been “a turn of events brought about by YAHWEH” as a consequence of Solomon’s sin in the matter of his mixed marriages and in conformity with a prophetic judgment on Solomon.

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