Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible

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Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible. / Bundvad, Mette.

I: SJOT (Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament), Bind 28, Nr. 2, 2014, s. 280-297.

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Bundvad, M 2014, 'Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible', SJOT (Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament), bind 28, nr. 2, s. 280-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2014.932575

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Bundvad, M. (2014). Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible. SJOT (Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament), 28(2), 280-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2014.932575

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Bundvad M. Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible. SJOT (Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament). 2014;28(2):280-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2014.932575

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Bundvad, Mette. / Defending the Concept of Time in the Hebrew Bible. I: SJOT (Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament). 2014 ; Bind 28, Nr. 2. s. 280-297.

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