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This front matter section of the book Congress Volume Oslo 1998 contains the table of contents and a preface. The book reviews the present position of some main areas of Old Testament and related studies as well as the sets of current methodological problems, focusing in particular upon intertextuality and the ancient history of Israel. It discusses the pluralism of methods and the Hebrew Bible and history, chronological perspectives in the historical study of Biblical Hebrew, Near Eastern historiography, biblical wisdom literature and the future of the Old Testament theology. The book includes all the papers read by invitation at the XVIth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), including also the introduction by the panelists.

Keywords: ancient history; Hebrew Bible; intertextuality; IOSOT; Israel; Old Testament; Oslo



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