The Quest for the Historical Israel

Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel : Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005

Author: Israel Finkelstein,Amihay Mazar,International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Colloquium

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589832779

Category: History

Page: 220

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Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
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The Quest for the Historical Israel

Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel

Author: Israel Finkelstein,Amihai Mazar,Brian B. Schmidt

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9781628370744

Category: History

Page: 220

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This book brings together for the first time an emerging centrist paradigm that the material cultural data, the biblical traditions, and the ancient Near Eastern written sources are all significantly relevant to the historical quest for Iron Age Israel.
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Food in Ancient Judah

Domestic Cooking in the Time of the Hebrew Bible

Author: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543513

Category: History

Page: 352

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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Far From Minimal

Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies

Author: Duncan Burns,John W. Rogerson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567313379

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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Marking the 60th birthday of Professor Philip R. Davies, Dr. Duncan Burns and John W. Rogerson, his former student and colleague, respectively, aim to do him justice. They have comprised articles from their peers to reflect on the impact Professor Davies has made in three particular areas of study: Hebrew Bible, Qumran, and Paleastinian Archaeology; New Testament and Early Judaism; and Biblical Interpretation. The breadth of this volume aims to reflect the scope, interest, and influence of Professor Davies from the last 30 years.
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Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

Author: Richard D. Nelson

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1628370068

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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A thorough overview of the history of ancient Israel for research and classroom use Richard D. Nelson charts the beginning of the Iron Age and the emergence of Israel and its literature, including the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the downfall of Israel, Judah in the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, Yehud and Persia, and the Hellenistic period. Each chapter provides a summary of the period under consideration, a historical reconstruction of the period, based on biblical and extrabiblical evidence; a critical study of the biblical literature deriving from or associated with the period, and theological conclusions that readers may draw from the relevant biblical texts. Features: Balanced coverage of controversial topics Extensive bibliographies at the beginning of each chapter Lists of rulers and key dates for reference and classroom use
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A History of Western Public Law

Between Nation and State

Author: Bruno Aguilera-Barchet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331911803X

Category: Law

Page: 775

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The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.
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Sinning in the Hebrew Bible

How the Worst Stories Speak for Its Truth

Author: Alan F. Segal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231159277

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Stories of rape, murder, adultery, and conquest raise crucial issues in the Hebrew Bible, and their interpretation helps societies form their religious and moral beliefs. From the sacrifice of Isaac to the adultery of David, narratives of sin engender vivid analysis and debate, powering the myths that form the basis of the religious covenant, or the relationship between a people and their God. Rereading these stories in their different forms and varying contexts, Alan F. Segal demonstrates the significance of sinning throughout history and today. Drawing on literary and historical theory, as well as research in the social sciences, he explores the motivation for creating sin stories, their prevalence in the Hebrew Bible, and their possible meaning to Israelite readers and listeners. After introducing the basics of his approach and outlining several hermeneutical concepts, Segal conducts seven linked studies of specific narratives, using character and text to clarify problematic terms such as "myth," "typology," and "orality." Following the reappearance and reinterpretation of these narratives in later compositions, he proves their lasting power in the mythology of Israel and the encapsulation of universal, perennially relevant themes. Segal ultimately positions the Hebrew Bible as a foundational moral text and a history book, offering uncommon insights into the dating of biblical events and the intentions of biblical authors.
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The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342347

Category: History

Page: 328

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The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea
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Poetic Heroes

The Literary Commemorations of Warriors and Warrior Culture in the Early Biblical World

Author: Mark S. Smith

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802867928

Category: History

Page: 660

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Warfare exerts a magnetic power, even a terrible attraction, in its emphasis on glory, honor, and duty. In order to face the terror of war, it is necessary to face how our biblical traditions have made it attractive -- even alluring. In this book Mark Smith undertakes an extensive exploration of "poetic heroes" across a number of ancient cultures in order to understand the attitudes of those cultures toward war and warriors. Smith examines the Iliad and the Gilgamesh; Ugaritic poems commemorating Baal, Aqhat, and the Rephaim; and early biblical poetry, including the battle hymn of Judges 5 and the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1. Smith's Poetic Heroes analyzes the importance of heroic poetry in early Israel and its disappearance after the time of David, building on several strands of scholarship in archaeological research, poetic analysis, and cultural reconstruction.
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History of Biblical Israel

Major Problems and Minor Issues

Author: Abraham Malamat

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004120099

Category: History

Page: 476

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The book holds 26 chapters encompassing the history of Israel from its very beginnings up to the destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem (586 BC). The successive parts are The Dawn of Israel, Forming a Nation, The Rise of the Davidic Dynasty, and King Amon and Josiah and their final fate. The last part is dedicated to historical episodes in the Former Prophets and in the Prophetical Books. Several excursi follow.This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
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