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Historical Memories in the Patriarchal Narratives

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195177961
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195177967.003.0003
                   Historical Memories in the Patriarchal Narratives

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The historical background of the patriarchal narratives has been much contested in modern scholarship. Among the authentic historical details advanced by scholars, three bodies of data have a strong claim to historical antiquity: the antiquity of the traditions about Abraham, the pre-Israelite worship of El, and the memory of an Amorite homeland.

Keywords: Abraham; El; Amorites; oral tradition; historical memory

Chapter.  4590 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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