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Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible

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'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source. As such, biblical Israel is a recreation of that twelve tribes State and the stories surrounding the birth, life and death of that State were inspired by Greek epics. Each chapter presents the biblical material and compares this to the Greek or Roman equivalents, discussing similarities and differences.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2011 ISBN-13: 9781845539245  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Philippe Wajdenbaum is Lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Study of Religions and Secularity at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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