The Archaeology of Myth : Papers on Old Testament Tradition, Paperback / softback Book

The Archaeology of Myth : Papers on Old Testament Tradition Paperback / softback


Myth as a category is often explicitly denied as being present in the Bible.

Studies of Israelite religion take a largely historical approach. 'The Archaeology of Myth' highlights the importance of mythological categories in discussing any religion, and especially Israelite religion.

The essays explore key biblical narratives and themes - Jacob's dream, the story of Dinah and Shechem, the seventy sons of Athirat, the old men of Deuteronomy - tracing their development from primitive forms to biblical text.

The book offers a theoretical analysis of the biblical treatment of myth and its role in the shaping of memories and values.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9781845533588

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