The social life of the Hebrews by Edward Day

The social life of the Hebrews

byEdward Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... turies before, did not necessarily render the Hebrew writer infallible as to the early life of his people. Traditions there undoubtedly were in abundance, but time had wrought changes in them; ample written material there must have been, though such material must have passed through strange vicissitudes. If Deuteronomist and Priestly Writer had not worked over this material in Joshua, for example, from their own peculiar point of view, we might have much more trustworthy data than we have; as it is, we are forced to ignore for our purposes almost the whole of it. Yet the Book of Joshua, as we have it, is not by any means without value to the historical and sociological student, for there are portions that admirably supplement the oldest portions of the Book of Judges. But just what, it is here profitable to inquire, have we as reliable data in Joshua, Judges, and 1 Samuel? We have the fragmentary story of the settlement found in Judges, chap, i., omitting the several additions of the redactor, as the reference to the death of Joshua, v. 1, the reference to the conquest of Canaanites and Perizzites, v. 4, the statement concerning the capture of Jerusalem, v. 8, and that as to the capture of Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron, v. 18, etc.1 With this chapter of Judges we should compare certain fragments from the same ancient sources preserved in the Book of Joshua, xiii. 13; xv. 14-19; xv. 63; xvi. 10; xvii. 11-18; xix. 47.2 Very curious are these passages embedded in the text of Joshua, so utterly at variance are they with the bulk of that work. The second chapter of Judges informs 1 See Appendix I. 'Cf. here the Septuagint. us that the Messenger of Yahweh (the allusion is probably to the Ark which was carried) went up from Gilgal to Bethel, that there the people off...

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Title:The social life of the HebrewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217767524

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