Review of Philip R. Davies, Memories of Ancient Israel. An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern: (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008)

  title={Review of Philip R. Davies, Memories of Ancient Israel. An Introduction to Biblical History - Ancient and Modern: (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008)},
  author={Peter D. Miscall},
  journal={The Bible and Critical Theory},
  • P. Miscall
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • History
  • The Bible and Critical Theory
Davies has produced a succinct and thorough introduction to the problems that beset anyone attempting to write a history of ancient Israel; including who or what is ‘ancient Israel’ and what role does the Bible, especially biblical narrative, play in this attempt? His short book – 178 pages – is detailed and I touch only on highlights of each part. Modern history, from the 19 century on, is the secular, humanistic study of the past through the contemporary remains of that past whether… 
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