Josiah : from improbable stories to inventive historiography / Lowell K Handy.
- Bristol : Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2020.
- Worlds of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean
Worlds of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean
xviii, 352 pages ; 24 cm.
- Josiah, King of Judah.
- This book considers the various ways in which the last major King of Judah has been presented in biblical texts and the subsequent cultures that have made use of the biblical narratives. It is posited that there is no reliable material that can be dated to the time of Josiah and that the literary constructions of Josiah's reign in 'Kings, Chronicles, and First Esdras' already provided the inventive memory of a no longer recoverable monarch's life. Aspects of these narratives are considered as well as the history of Josiah in historiographical renditions of world history and in presenting his story in narrative artistic productions.
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Josiah Was Dead to Begin With
2. The Wise Man: Josiah's Busy Scribes
3. Josiah Is Not Jeroboam and Other Kingly Questions
4. A Man of God and Huldah: Prophets in the Tale of Josiah
5. Religion at the Time of Josiah: Reconstruction, Text, and Invention
6. Time for a Change (er, um, a `Reform')?
7. An Invitation to Dinner: Josiah and His Passover Narratives
8. The Popular Afterlife of Josiah: The King in World Histories
9. Art of the Story of the King
10. Creating Memories of Josiah.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-330) and indexes.
- Other format:
- Online version: Handy, Lowell K., 1949- author. Josiah
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