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During this Festschrift for John Van Seters the matter of previous testomony ''historiography'' is on the heart. famous students take care of the subject in proper experiences.

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Ishida, Studies in the Period of David and Solomon and Other Essays (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns): 13-26. W. 2; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2nd edn). ET Joel and Amos (trans. W. Janzen, S. Dean McBride and Charles A. Muenchow; Hermeneia; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977). Chapter 2 WAS THERE AN EXODUS? Graham Davies Only a generation ago this would have seemed an absurd question to ask. The patriarchs might be figures of folklore, the conquest of Canaan a gross exaggeration of the entry of semi-nomads into the land, but there surely must have been an Exodus!

This evidence might simply be valued, as it often is, as showing that the oppression of the Israelites in Exodus has some general plausibility because of the way in which foreign prisoners of war were utilized in the New Kingdom period. Its significance is sometimes dismissed on the ground that the Israelites entered Egypt of their own accord, seeking food, and were not prisoners of war. Can we be so sure? The historical link between the Exodus story and the Joseph story is not very tight: there is a long gap assumed during which the small family becomes a great people.

Kohlhammer). ET 'The Form-Critical Problem of the Hexateuch', in The Form-Critical Problem of the Hexateuch and other Essays (trans. W. Trueman Dicken; Edinburgh 1966: Oliver & Boyd): 1-78. 1958 Der heilige Krieg im alien Israel (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 3rd edn). ET Holy War in Ancient Israel (trans, and ed. Marva J. B. Eerdmans, 1971). H. 1976 Der sogenannte Jahwist: Beobachtungen und Fragen zur Pentateuchforschung (Zurich: Theologischer Verlag). Y. 1955 'Solomon and the Beginnings of Wisdom in Israel', in M.

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