Sodom and Gomorrah (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
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About "Sodom and Gomorrah (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)"
According to Fields, biblical narrative is didactic socio-religious commentary on human experience, reflected in 'history', and that such 'history' is a way of describing the conceptual universe of the ancient authors. Biblical narrative is strikingly free of abstract formulations but encapsulates abstract reflections, within recurring literary motifs, and by the reporting of 'historical information'. This perception of biblical narrative is strikingly illustrated by an analysis of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). The motifs of the Sodom tradition are compared with those in the stories about the concubine in Gibeah (Judges 19) and about the destruction of Jericho (Joshua 2).
Meet the Author
A Hebrew scholar and ardent creationist, Fields recognized long ago that the Gap Theory was in fact bringing harm to the church. Fields divides his time between Alaska and Israel, where he does research work related to the Dead Sea Scrolls.