From Epic to Canon: History and Literature in Ancient Israel

From Epic to Canon History and Literature in Ancient Israel In From Epic to Canon Frank Moore Cross discusses specific issues that illuminate central questions about the Hebrew Bible and those who created and preserved it He challenges the persistent attempt

  • Title: From Epic to Canon: History and Literature in Ancient Israel
  • Author: Frank Moore Cross
  • ISBN: 9780801865336
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • In From Epic to Canon, Frank Moore Cross discusses specific issues that illuminate central questions about the Hebrew Bible and those who created and preserved it He challenges the persistent attempt to read Protestant theological polemic against law into ancient Israel Cross uncovers the continuities between the institutions of kinship and of covenant, which he describeIn From Epic to Canon, Frank Moore Cross discusses specific issues that illuminate central questions about the Hebrew Bible and those who created and preserved it He challenges the persistent attempt to read Protestant theological polemic against law into ancient Israel Cross uncovers the continuities between the institutions of kinship and of covenant, which he describes as extended kinship He examines the social structures of ancient Israel and reveals that beneath its later social and cultural accretions, the concept of covenant as opposed to codified law was a vital part of Israel s earliest institutions He then draws parallels between the expression of kinship and covenant among the Israelites and that practiced by other ancient societies, as well as in primitive societies.

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    About “Frank Moore Cross

    • Frank Moore Cross

      Scholar of biblical studies, biblical languages, and paleoarchaeology.Obituary nytimes 2012 10 20 us



    717 thoughts on “From Epic to Canon: History and Literature in Ancient Israel

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did skip 1 chapter on the Prosody of Lamentations 1 and the Psalm of Jonah, but other than that, this book satisfied my thirst for historical-critical approach to Israelite religion, specifically, its inception. Further, the discussion on the evolution of the Israelite canon and language was fascinating.


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