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Remembering AbrahamCulture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible$
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Ronald Hendel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195177967.001.0001

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Historical Memories in the Patriarchal Narratives

Historical Memories in the Patriarchal Narratives

(p.45) 3 Historical Memories in the Patriarchal Narratives
Remembering Abraham

Ronald Hendel (Contributor Webpage)

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The historical background of the patriarchal narratives has been much contested in modern scholarship. Among the authentic historical details advanced by scholars, three bodies of data have a strong claim to historical antiquity: the antiquity of the traditions about Abraham, the pre-Israelite worship of El, and the memory of an Amorite homeland.

Keywords:   Abraham, El, Amorites, oral tradition, historical memory

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