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By Ronald Hendel

ISBN-10: 0195177967

ISBN-13: 9780195177961

in line with an previous culture preserved within the Palestinian Targums, the Hebrew Bible is "the ebook of Memories." The sacred prior recalled within the Bible serves as a version and wellspring for the current. The remembered previous, says Ronald Hendel, is the cloth with which biblical Israel built its id as a humans, a faith, and a tradition. it's a mix of background, collective reminiscence, folklore, and literary brilliance, and is frequently coloured via political and spiritual interests.
In Israel's adolescence, those thoughts circulated orally within the context of kin and tribe. over the years they got here to be crystallized in a number of written texts. The Hebrew Bible is an unlimited compendium of writings, spanning a thousand-year interval from approximately the 12th to the second one century BCE, and representing maybe a small slice of the writings of that interval. The texts are frequently overwritten by means of later texts, making a complicated pastiche of textual content, reinterpretation, and remark. the faith and tradition of historical Israel are expressed through those texts, and in no small half additionally created through them, as they formulate new or altered conceptions of the sacred previous. Remembering Abraham explores the interaction of tradition, historical past, and reminiscence within the Hebrew Bible. Hendel examines the Hebrew Bible's portrayal of Israel and its background, and correlates the biblical previous with our personal feel of the previous. He addresses the ways in which tradition, reminiscence, and historical past interweave within the self-fashioning of Israel's id, and within the biblical portrayals of the patriarchs, the Exodus, and King Solomon. A concluding bankruptcy explores the large horizons of the biblical experience of the past.
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