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Book: Finding Myth and History in the Bible

Chapter: Beyond Garbini’s Anti-Mosaic Pentateuch: Nehushtan as Literary Tie between the Torah and the Historical Books

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23749


The article discusses Garbini's claim that Hezekiah's destruction of the Brazen Serpent made by Moses would have been inconceivable in the Jerusalem of the second century BCE. It is suggested here that the destruction is indeed conceivable as part of Jerusalem's composition of the Prophetic collection besides the Torah.

Chapter Contributors

  • Philippe Guillaume ( - pguillaume) 'University of Berne'