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Memory in a Time of Prose: Studies in Epistemology, Hebrew Scribalism, and the Biblical Past

Daniel Pioske


Memory in a Time of Prose investigates a deceptively straightforward question: what did the biblical scribes know about times previous to their own? To address this question, the following study focuses on matters pertaining to epistemology, or the sources, limits, and conditions of knowing that would have shaped biblical stories told about a past that preceded the composition of these writings by a generation or more. The investigation that unfolds with these interests in mind consists of a series of case studies that compare biblical references to an early Iron Age world (ca. 1175–830 BCE) w ... More

Keywords: Hebrew Bible, memory, prose writing, epistemology, Hebrew Scribalism, early Iron Age, archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190649852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190649852.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Pioske, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia Southern University