Biblical hist. follows the Bible in its chronology and treats the Jewish dispensation, life of Christ. life of the apostles, and the founding of the ch. to the end of the first century. The chief sources are the Bible, Apocryphal books, Philo, Josephus, some classical authors (Herodotus, Ctesins, Polybius. Diodorus, Siculus, Strabo, Plutarch, Livy, Tacitus), archaeological discoveries, patristic writings, papyri, and other MS discoveries. Biblical hist. treats all phases (political. economic, soc., religious) of the sacred narrative.
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