Of Lions, Arabs & Israelites: Some Lessons from the Samson Story for Writing the History of Biblical Scholarship

24 Jul 2018

This paper follows a thread of evidence employed across many languages and lands, genres and generations to defend the historicity of the Samson story. Based upon this interpretative history, the short essay stresses some necessary lessons for scholars writing the history of biblical scholarship. It extends beyond an interest in history to show the relevance the history of biblical scholarship has for present research on ancient history and biblical literature.