By: Reinhard Gregor Katz
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The third volume of the little writings of Reinhard G. Kratz is dedicated to the theme of the myth in the Hebrew Bible and contains works that revolve around the tension-filled relationship between biblical tradition and historical reality. The first part (Myth and History in the Bible science) is research historically oriented and introduces renowned scholars who worked out the difference between tradition and history and therefore of historical criticism that direction have pointed: Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, Johann Philipp Gabler, Wilhelm Gesenius , John Colenso, Julius Wellhausen. Following this discussion, the proposal is deployed to understand the biblical tradition as testimony theological reflection literature, which moves between the two poles of the Israelite-Judean religious history on the one hand and a theology of the Old Testament on the other side. The next two parts offer case studies of two sections of the Hebrew Bible. The second part (The myth of the kingdom of God) is the Northwest Semitic myth of the Weather God and his transformation as part of the Psalms and the writings dedicated to the Dead Sea. The third part (the myth of the people of God) turns to historical tradition. Contributions are gathered in him that shed light on the background of the understanding of history and stories in Northwest Semitic inscriptions, the construction of sacred history in the Hebrew Bible.
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