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History of the People of Israel

History Of The People Of Israel: From The Earliest Times To The Destruction Of Jerusalem By The Romans


From PROFESSOR CORNILL, of Konigsberg, is well-known to scholars by his 'Introduction to the Old Testament, ' and to a more popular audience by his 'Prophets of Israel.' He belongs to the Graffian School of Higher Criticism, which among English scholars is represented by Professors Driver, Cheyne, and Ryle, and of which the late Professor Robertson Smith was the first to make a systematic presentation in this country. The History of the People of Israel now before us is, it will be observed, 'written for lay readers, ' and is consequently obnoxious to the charge that it gives a very different picture of Israel to that ordinarily gathered by Bible-readers from the sacred volume without supplying any references to authorities. Upon this Professor Cornill remarks: "If I were to undertake to support my delineation by reference to sources, I should need at least six-fold the space at my disposal.... I earnestly beg my reader to believe that every deviation from the traditional picture is based on careful reflection and on reasons which my scientific conscience regards as imperative. And I trust it will be felt that everything essential is left, even if certain details disappear." Professor Cornill tells us that it is his firm conviction the traditions of the earliest history of Israel are thoroughly historical in essentials, but he prefaces this confession by a passage that gives to it an entirely modern complexion: I must beg you to forget here all recollections of 'Bible History.' Not on the ground that everything is untrue that is told in the Bible of the history of Israel; but in the Biblical accounts the material has gone through the medium of popular tradition, and then, again, this popular tradition has been treated and presented by later compilers from special points of view. The Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament do not claim to be history, but books of devotion.... That the historian, who is concerned with these books only as historical materials, looks at them with different eyes from the Bible-reader is a matter of course, and cannot be otherwise, and accordingly the historian will often be obliged to draw a different picture of the matters reported in them from that made for devotional purposes by the Biblical writers themselves....



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781542787925
  • ISBN: 1542787920
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Edition: 2
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