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Historiography
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1. OT

1.1. Historiography and Historical Thinking

To a greater extent than is sometimes realized, ancient Israel (§1) shared in the very diverse “mythical” historical thinking of the surrounding world. It read present events in the light of past events, beginning in a distant primal period, which would both explain and if necessary validate them. It thus narrated, established, and handed down the stories of the past, not least of all in the cult. The course of history…

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Smend, Rudolf, Holtz, Traugott, Schindler, Alfred and Koschorke, Klaus, “Historiography”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_H187>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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