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Human and the Divine in History : Herodotus and the Book of Daniel - Niskanen Paul

Human and the Divine in History

Herodotus and the Book of Daniel

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The Human and the Divine in History investigates the possibility that the author of Daniel knew and drew upon the Histories of Herodotus. Daniel uses and develops Herodotean concepts such as the succession of world empires, dynastic dreams, and the focus on both human and divine cauration in explaining historical events. A comparative reading of these two texts illuminates Daniel's theology of history, showing it to be neither as exclusively eschatological nor as sectarian as is often supposed. Rather, it is specifically the end of exile -- understood as foreign domination -- that Daniel envisions for the entire Jewish people. This is volume 396 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.

mentioned in Biblica Review in the International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51 2004/05 Old Testament Abstracts: The Catholic Biblical Quarterly/ Vol. 29, 2006--Sanford Lakoff

Herodotus and biblical studiesp. 1
Daniel and classical studiesp. 26
The human in historyp. 52
The divine historyp. 83
Daniel's theology of historyp. 104
The text of Daniel 11.2Bp. 126
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ISBN: 9780567082138
ISBN-10: 056708213X
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1