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Editors' Introduction

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with the story behind the delayed publication of the collection of essays presented in this volume. An overview of the essays is then given. It is argued that if the ... More


Gellius the Etymologist: Gellius' Etymologies and Modern Etymology

Franco Cavazza

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius often discusses questions of etymology, sometimes following other writers' work, sometimes apparently offering suggestions of his own. This chapter employs source-criticism to isolate ... More


The Demosthenes Scholia

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a source-critical analysis of the scholia (explanatory notes) found in the medieval manuscripts of Demosthenes. These scholia are based on remnants of commentaries composed in ... More


Narrative and Early Islamic History

Nancy Khalek

in Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199736515
eISBN:
9780199918614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces some of the traditional methodological and historiographical challenges to the social and cultural history of Late Antique and early Islamic Syria. It proposes a new approach ... More


Habits of Thought and Judgement: E. A. Freeman on Historical Methods

Herman Paul

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Why did E. A. Freeman’s The Methods of Historical Study (1886) meet with mostly negative responses from late 19th-century American and Continental European historians? This essay argues that while ... More


The Living Voice

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reviews the efforts that have been made to catch the authentic voice of the two men. As for Muhammad, it is generally conceded that, whatever their origin and however edited, it is his ... More


Introduction

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The Introduction explores the social and economic structures of ancient Near Eastern societies identifying a divide between the dominant tribute imposing class and the dominated tribute bearing ... More


Redactional Growth in the Apodictic Laws and the Covenant Code’s Relationship to the Exodus Narrative

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses more technical but fundamental issues regarding the composition of the apodictic laws. It argues that the apodictic laws are not later additions to the text but part of the ... More


Data Considerations

Scott Eddie

in Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the classic chapter of ‘source criticism’: it describes in detail the principal data sources and the extensive efforts made to make their data as accurate, consistent, and complete as ... More


Analyzing and Interpreting Historical Sources: A Basic Methodology

Matthias Kipping, R. Daniel Wadhwani, and Marcelo Bucheli

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter outlines a methodology for the interpretation of historical sources, helping to realize their full potential for the study of organization, while overcoming their challenges in terms of ... More


Presentation and Sources

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius's manner of presentation varies from chapter: sometimes, for example, the information is presented directly in his own voice, sometimes as a report of authoritative statements oral or ... More


Source Criticism: Putting Source Criticism in its Place: The Flood Story as a Test Case

David J. A. Clines

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Genesis 6–9 is widely considered a prime example of the success of source criticism as a method of identifying distinct pre-existent sources within a composite text, well suited to teaching this ... More


Historical Criticism: Truth in Biblical Criticism

John Muddiman

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

The concern in this chapter is with those truths, of a particular sort and degree, about which biblical criticism in its various aspects has something to say. The particular focus is on the question ... More


Methodology

Theodore J. Lewis

in The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190072544
eISBN:
9780190072575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072544.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Articulating a thoughtful methodology is desideratum, for today’s analyses of Israelite religion (indeed, of the academic study of religion in general) are dramatically different than those of past ... More


Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Since the rise of critical biblical study in the nineteenth century, there has been a revolution in the way that we interpret the Bible and in the methods we employ to facilitate our reading. ... More


Histories Natural and Unnatural: The Documentary Hypothesis and Other Developmental Theories

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines nineteenth-century developmental theories that explain the origin of the Jews, including the Documentary Hypothesis formulated by biblical scholar Julius Wellhausen (1844–1918). ... More


Source Criticism and Its Biases: The Flood Narrative of Genesis 6–9

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

The division of the Genesis flood account is one of the most celebrated achievements of modern biblical criticism. This chapter takes a critical look at the source-critical paradigm and examines its ... More


The Promise to the Patriarchs

Joel S. Baden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199898244
eISBN:
9780199332809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898244.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The promise of progeny and land to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the central theological statement in the Pentateuch. This book is an attempt to understand as fully as possible how the promise ... More


Conclusions

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter describes the main features of the content and structure of the Persica works as gathered in this study, and outlines Plutarch's method of employing these sources. Some of the features ... More


The Promise as Secondary

Joel S. Baden

in The Promise to the Patriarchs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199898244
eISBN:
9780199332809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898244.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter engages the common scholarly claim that most or all of the non-priestly promise texts are secondary insertions into the Pentateuch. It critiques both the traditional source-critical ... More


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