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    DescriptionPhilosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel elucidates and examines assumptions about history writing that current historians of ancient Israel and Judah employ. It is undertaken in the context of the conflict between so-called "minimalists" and "maximalists" within the discipline today. Though the use of the Bible as evidence is the focal point of the opposition of these two approaches, Moore shows that a number of related philosophical and practical concerns are telescoped in this issue, including concepts of Empiricism, Objectivity, Representation and Language, Subject, Explanation, Truth, and Evidence Evaluation and Use. Organized around these topics, Philosophy and Practice aims to situate the study of ancient Israel and Judah in the broader intellectual context of academic history in general and to provide insight into the formative assumptions of the current debate. It also aims to show that the central issue of the reliability of the Bible as evidence is surrounded by related issues that are equally important for understanding the past of ancient Israel and Judah and writing about it. Moore shows that ideas about objectivity in particular have a direct bearing on the evidentiary debate, which, in turn, affects what subjects and modes of explanations historians see as available to them. Moore argues that current historians of ancient Israel are beginning to work with a notion of historical truth that attempts to take into account the many contingencies for the concept and writing of history that twentieth-century discussions about history have introduced.

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    Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Megan Bishop Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780567109897
    ISBN 10: 0567109895

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    LC classification: BT
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 221
    BISAC V2.8: REL006090
    DC22: 933.0072
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRMF12, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE, 1FBH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    T.& T.Clark Ltd
    Publication date
    27 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Megan Bishop Moore is Adjunct Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University.
    Review quote
    "Moore has done a tremendous job in sorting out the recent history of historiography on ancient Israel and deserves all our thanks."RBL"
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chapter 1 Current Philosophical Issues in History Writing; Chapter 2 Evaluating and Using Evidence; Chapter 3 Assumptions and Practices of Historians of Ancient Israel in the Mid-Twentieth Century; Chapter 4 Assumptions and Practices of Minimalist Historians of Ancient Israel; Chapter 5 Non-Minimalist Historians of Ancient Israel; Chapter 6 Summary and Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.