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5. Connections between texts

5. Connections between texts  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195300079
No literary work exists in a vacuum, but rather grows out of and draws on earlier works. Sometimes the relationship to those earlier works is obvious and intentional, sometimes it is less ... More
4. The Old Testament and myth

4. The Old Testament and myth  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0004
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chapter
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9780195305050
‘The Old Testament and myth’ explains how in the Old Testament myth and history are not necessarily unrelated genres. Myths of origin and the myth of the Flood are discussed. History had a ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
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book
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9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire

6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0006
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire’ considers the key aspects of governance and ideology that contributed to the Assyrian Empire’s control over its holdings for three centuries. ... More
2. Reading biblical narrative

2. Reading biblical narrative  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0003
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chapter
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9780195300079
“Reading biblical narrative” explores the workings of biblical narrative, using as examples the characters of Jacob and David and the books of Esther and Ruth, to bring into focus those ... More
4. Narrative and poetry working together

4. Narrative and poetry working together  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0005
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9780195300079
“Narrative and poetry working together” shows how the Bible brings narrative and poetry together as complementary forms to maintain and make use of the distinctive literary resources of ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce

10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0010
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9780195377996
‘The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce’ looks at the period that followed Assyrian rule, when the Neo-Babylonian kings took over. The Neo-Babylonian kingdom was short-lived, lasting just ... More
6. Zionism in World War II and its aftermath

6. Zionism in World War II and its aftermath  

Michael Stanislawski

in Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625207
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199766048
”Zionism in World War II and its aftermath” explains that at the onset of war, the Zionist movement could only focus on supporting the Allies. After the war, the majority of Jewish and ... More
1. The Jewish matrix (1200 bce–70 ce)

1. The Jewish matrix (1200 bce–70 ce)  

Charles L. Cohen

in The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780190654375
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190654344.003.0001
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9780190654344
“The Jewish matrix (1200 BCE–70 CE)” outlines the period from 1200 BCE to 70 CE, describing the importance of the Tanakh, which preserves and interprets the historical, cultural, and ... More
9. Hezekiah and Sennacherib: another deep probe

9. Hezekiah and Sennacherib: another deep probe  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0009
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9780195305050
‘Hezekiah and Sennacherib: another deep probe’ examines the relationship between prophets and the events of their times. It considers the archaeological evidence for, and the biblical ... More
6. Universals (Avicenna and Abelard)

6. Universals (Avicenna and Abelard)  

John Marenbon

in Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781216
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199663224
There is a core question about universals, which perplexed ancient and medieval thinkers, and still exercises philosophers today. Some things in the world are the same, not by being ... More
3. The Old Testament and history

3. The Old Testament and history  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0003
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9780195305050
‘The Old Testament and history’ examines the narrative framework of the Old Testament, which until the Enlightenment was considered historical in that it was accepted as an accurate ... More
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael D. Coogan

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.001.0001
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9780195305050
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the ... More
8. Prophets and prophecies

8. Prophets and prophecies  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195305050
‘Prophets and prophecies’ examines the biblical understanding of prophecy, which is that prophets were intermediaries between God and humans. It explains how earthquakes, famines, and ... More

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