History

The Quest for the Historical Israel

Author: Israel Finkelstein

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 876

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
History

Food in Ancient Judah

Author: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 454

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

The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel

Author: William G. Dever

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 987

In this book William Dever addresses the question that must guide every good historian of ancient Israel: What was life really like in those days? Writing as an expert archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies on archaeological data, over and above the Hebrew Bible, for primary source material. He focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the eighth century B.C.E. - not kings, priests, or prophets - people who left behind rich troves of archaeological information but who are practically invisible in "typical" histories of ancient Israel. --from publisher description.
History

Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History

Author: Thomas L. Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 335

Modern biblical scholarship's commitment to the historical-critical method in its efforts to write a history of Israel has created the central and unavoidable problem of writing an objective and critical history of Palestine through the biblical literature with the methods of Biblical Archaeology. 'Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History' brings together key essays on historical method and the archaeology and history of Palestine. The essays employ comparative and formalistic techniques to illuminate the allegorical and mythical in Old Testament narrative traditions from Genesis to Nehemiah. In so doing, the volume presents a detailed review of central and radical changes in both our understanding of biblical traditions and the archaeology and history of Palestine. The study offers an analysis of Biblical narrative as rooted in ancient Near Eastern literature since the Bronze Age.
Religion

Festive Meals in Ancient Israel

Author: Peter Altmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 838

This study investigates the festive meals in Deuteronomy’s laws in comparison to depictions of meals in other biblical texts, as well as ancient Near Eastern texts and iconography. Its eclectic, interdisciplinary approach includes discussion of the archaeology of meals in the ancient Levant and recent anthropological findings on meals in order to emphasize the centrality of meals for identity formation as well as for political and religious rhetoric in the texts of Deuteronomy.
Religion

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

Author: Richard D. Nelson

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 764

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
Religion

Far From Minimal

Author: Duncan Burns

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 982

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.
Law

A History of Western Public Law

Author: Bruno Aguilera-Barchet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 775

View: 579

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.
History

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

Author: Nancy H. Demand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 707

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