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By James Hoffmeier

ISBN-10: 0195155467

ISBN-13: 9780195155464

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Like many other scholars since his time,’’ R. K. 4 The abundance of data provided by archaeologists in the Near East has offered a more balanced understanding of ancient religions than those reached by anthropologists studying ‘‘primitive’’ cultures in nineteenth-century Africa, Asia, and South America, which influenced nineteenth-century scholars who studied Israelite religion. 5 The study of ‘‘religions of Israel’’ from the middle to the end of the twentieth century witnessed the integration of the biblical texts with ancient texts and other archaeological materials, but the Bible served as the primary source.

As a historian, Moses is instructed to record the events he had witnessed upon the conclusion of the battle against the Amalekites: ‘‘Write this as a memorial in a book’’ (rp,se: seper ¼ scroll) (Exod. 27 Moses is also reported as recording the itineraries of Israel’s travel: ‘‘Moses wrote down their starting places, stage by stage’’ (Num. 33:2). Concerning the laws, Moses is told, ‘‘Write these words; in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel’’ (Exod. 34:27).

26 The traditional view of the Pentateuch was that Moses was largely responsible for recording these books. The name of Moses occurs 693 times in the Hebrew Bible, making him the most dominant person in Jewish scripture. He is portrayed as the writer of both historical reports and the laws revealed at Sinai. As a historian, Moses is instructed to record the events he had witnessed upon the conclusion of the battle against the Amalekites: ‘‘Write this as a memorial in a book’’ (rp,se: seper ¼ scroll) (Exod.

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