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19 Since the material in these chapters comes from a wide variety of sources, are written in different languages, and reflect expertise in very different fields, I felt that it would be unfair to my readers to make them search out the sources if they wish to evaluate my claims. 20 On the other hand, I have written the sections in such a way that these sources need not be read thoroughly to understand the argument. Models of this Sort of Study The study of a particular biblical figure舗s place, both in biblical literature as well as reception history, has become a burgeoning field of research over the last few decades.

Five examples stand out. 21 She points out that one would hardly have chosen this characteristic to summarize the biblical Abraham corpus as a whole. Nevertheless, during the Hellenistic period, and under the influence of Hellenistic thinking about what makes a heroic figure worthy of emulation, authors such as Philo, Josephus, and the author of the Testament of Abraham crafted a new and improved version of Abraham, albeit using some of the stories about him as the starting point. 22 Before this period, although Ishmael still represents the 舠other舡舒the son of Abraham that was banished舒he is portrayed in more than one way.

12) The Remaining Land (Ch. 13) Elazar the Priest (Ch. 14) Caleb舗s Request (Ch. 14) Caleb 舑 Part 2 (Ch. 15) Daughters of Zelophehad (Ch. 17) They Did Not Inherit (Chs. 15舑17) Ephraim舗s Complaint (Ch. 17) Joshua Rebukes the Seven Tribes (Ch. 18) Timnat Serah/Heres (Ch. 19) Summary Statement about Land Division (Ch. 19) Cities of Refuge (Ch. 20) Levitical Cities (Ch. 21) Summary of the Conquest (Ch. 21:41舑43) Transjordanian tribes 舑 Release from Vow (Ch. 22) Transjordanian Tribes 舑 Perceived Sacrilege (Ch.

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