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Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives The Quest for the Historical Abraham

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ISBN-10: 1563383896

ISBN-13: 9781563383892

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas L. Thompson

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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Archaeology or Biblical Criticism?
The Biblical Chronologies for the Patriarchal Period
The Names of the Patriarchs and the "Patriarchal Period"
Statement of the Problem
The Names in Context: Abraham
Isaac, Israel, and Jacob
Mari and the Patriarchs
"Littera gesta docet, quid credas allegoria ..."
"Benjamin" at Mari
The Early West Semites of Mesopotamia and the "Patriarchal Period"
The "Amorites" of Ur III and Mari
The Early West Semitic "Migration" from Ur to Harran
The Early West Semites in Palestine and Syria
The "Patriarchal Period"
The Linguistic Material for Palestine from the Early Second Millenium
The Execration Texts and their Historical Setting
The Dating of the Execration Texts
The Execration Texts and the Political Organization of Palestine at the End of the Twelfth Dynasty
Egypt and the Amorite Question
The Incursion of the Amorites into the Eastern Delta
The '[characters not reproducible]mw and the Amurru
The "Asiatics" of the Eastern Desert
Sinai and the Delta in Old and Middle Kingdom Records
The Incursion of the '[characters not reproducible]mw into Egypt during the First Intermediate Period
EB IV/MB I: A Period of Amorite Semi-Nomadic Invasions?
The Influence of the Amorite Hypothesis on Archaeological Interpretation
The Evidence for an Invasion from the North
The So-called Nomadic Character of EB IV/MB I
Abraham as a Caravaneer
The Thesis of C. H. Gordon and W. F. Albright
Some Chronological Notes on EB IV/MB I
Abraham the Caravaneer, and EB IV/MB I
Abraham and the Hapiru Caravans
The Problem of Historicity and Genesis 14
Nuzi and the Patriarchal Narratives
The Discovery of the Texts and their Dating
Nuzi Family Customs and the Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives
Gen 15[subscript 2-4]
Gen 11[subscript 29]
Gen 12[subscript 10-20] 20[subscript 1-18] and 26[subscript 6-11]
Gen 24
Gen 16 21[subscript 1-21] and 29[subscript 31]--30[subscript 24]
Gen 29[subscript 9-30] and 30[subscript 25]--31[subscript 54]
Gen 25[subscript 29-34]
Gen 27[subscript 1-45]
Conclusion to Chapter 10
Genesis 11[subscript 10]--12[subscript 9] and the Wanderings of Abraham
The Patriarchs and the Aramaeans
The Editorial Construction of the Wanderings of Abraham
Some Notes on the Structure of Genealogies and Sagas in Antiquity
Summary and Conclusions
The Historical Background of the Patriarchal Narratives
Historical and Christian Faith