A Brief History of Ancient Israel

Author: Victor Harold Matthews
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664224363
Category: Religion
Page: 171
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Grounded in the latest archeological developments, Victor Matthews's A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of immense value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel

Author: Susan Niditch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470656778
Category: Religion
Page: 552
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The Companion to Ancient Israel offers an innovative overview of ancient Israelite culture and history, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields. Distinguished scholars provide original contributions that explore the tradition in all its complexity, multiplicity and diversity. A methodologically sophisticated overview of ancient Israelite culture that provides insights into political and social history, culture, and methodology Explores what we can say about the cultures and history of the people of Israel and Judah, but also investigates how we know what we know Presents fresh insights, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields Delves into religion as lived, an approach that asks about the everyday lives of ordinary people and the material cultures that they construct and experience Each essay is an original contribution to the subject

The People of Ancient Israel

An Introduction to Old Testament Literature, History, and Thought
Author: J. Kenneth Kuntz
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606088807
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Author: H. G. M. Williamson
Publisher: OUP/British Academy
Category: Bibles
Page: 452
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In popular presentation, some treat the Bible as a reliable source for the history of Israel, while others suggest that archaeology has shown that it cannot be trusted at all. This volume debates the issue of how such widely divergent views have arisen and will become an essential source of reference for the future.

Studying the Ancient Israelites

A Guide to Sources and Methods
Author: Victor H. Matthews
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801031974
Category: History
Page: 232
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Offers readers a concise introduction to the tools and data available for investigating the world of ancient Israel.

The Old Testament

A Brief Introduction
Author: Christoph Levin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691113944
Category: Religion
Page: 191
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A current and concise introduction to the largest component of the Bible examines the origins, history, and development of the Old Testament, along with the editorial history underlying its various parts, providing incisive commentary on the diverse books, including the five books of Moses, the prophetic books, the Psalms, and such shorter texts as the books of Job, Ruth, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes.

A Crisis of Exile

A Brief Survey of the Development of Monotheism in Ancient Israel
Author: Dr. Brian Schumann
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 1489706364
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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The concept of one God—monotheism—is a basic, fundamental part of our culture and beliefs today. However, it hasn’t always been that way. Even the early Israelite people went wayward and worshiped other gods. Yahweh was only a single God on the pantheon. A Crisis of Exile delves into the biblical, archaeological, and historical records to uncover what the religion of Ancient Israel was really like. Moreover, it reveals how the Babylonian Exile became the catalyst for propelling the Israelites into monotheism.

Der Schattenkrieg

Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641095158
Category: History
Page: 864
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Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.

The Early History of Heaven

Author: J. Edward Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195348491
Category: History
Page: 336
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When we think of "heaven," we generally conjure up positive, blissful images. Heaven is, after all, where God is and where good people go after death to receive their reward. But how and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm in such terms? Why is heaven usually thought to be "up there," far beyond the visible sky? And what is the source of the idea that the post mortem abode of the righteous is in this heavenly realm with God? Seeking to discover the roots of these familiar notions, this volume traces the backgrounds, origin, and development of early Jewish and Christian speculation about the heavenly realm -- where it is, what it looks like, and who its inhabitants are. Wright begins his study with an examination of the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructing the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose. A detailed analysis of the Hebrew biblical texts themselves then reveals that the Israelites were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. Wright goes on to examine Persian and Greco-Roman beliefs, thus setting the stage for his consideration of early Jewish and Christian images, which he shows to have been formed in the struggle to integrate traditional biblical imagery with the newer Hellenistic ideas about the cosmos. In a final chapter Wright offers a brief survey of how later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions envisioned the heavenly realms. Accessible to a wide range of readers, this provocative book will interest anyone who is curious about the origins of this extraordinarily pervasive and influential idea.

A Biblical History of Israel

Author: Iain William Provan,V. Philips Long,Tremper Longman
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664220907
Category: Religion
Page: 426
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In this much-anticipated textbook, three respected biblical scholars have written a history of ancient Israel that takes the biblical text seriously as an historical document. While also considering nonbiblical sources and being attentive to what disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and sociology suggest about the past, the authors do so within the context and paradigm of the Old Testament canon, which is held as the primary document for reconstructing Israel's history. In Part One, the authors set the volume in context and review past and current scholarly debate about learning Israel's history, negating arguments against using the Bible as the central source. In Part Two, they seek to retell the history itself with an eye to all the factors explored in Part One.

Western Civilization, A Brief History

Author: Marvin Perry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111837198
Category: History
Page: 576
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Marvin Perry’s WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Tenth Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. The accessible writing and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY an engaging text for instructors and students of the Western Civilization survey course. Updated with recent scholarship, the Tenth Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source excerpts in each chapter. New technology resources, including CourseMate with interactive eBook, make learning more engaging and instruction more efficient. Available in the following options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Tenth Edition (Chapters 1-22); Volume I: To 1789 (Chapters 1-10); Volume II: From the 1400s (Chapters 8-22). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Concept of Exile in Ancient Israel and its Historical Contexts

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi,Christoph Levin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110221780
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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The exile is a central turning point in Israel’s construction of the past as it is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. The latter’s concept/s of exile are involved, among others, in constructions of patriarchal narratives, the Egyptian sojourn and slavery that led to the Exodus, and the motif of “the empty land” during the Babylonian period. Moreover, ancient Israelite concepts of exile have exerted much influence in later Christian and Jews discourses. This volume gathers papers presented at two workshops organized by the University of Munich and the University of Alberta.

Ancient Canaan and Israel

New Perspectives
Author: Jonathan Michael Golden
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078973
Category: History
Page: 415
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Shows how the people of ancient Israel and Canaan lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.

The History of Ancient Israel

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780222777
Category: History
Page: 320
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The definitve guide to the history of ancient Israel. The History of Ancient Israel covers the epic story of Jewish civilisation from its beginnings to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Temple in AD 70. It deals with Israel's relations with the great empires which shaped its development and with the changing internal structure of the Jewish state, drawing both on excavation and the Hebrew Bible.

The World of Ancient Israel

Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives
Author: Ronald E. Clements
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423922
Category: History
Page: 436
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The World of Ancient Israel is especially concerned to explore in greater depth than comparable studies the areas and degrees of overlap between approaches to the subject of Old Testament research adopted by scholars and students of theology and the social sciences. Increasing numbers of scholars have recognized the valuable insights that can be gained from a cross-disciplinary approach, and it is becoming clear that the early Biblical traditions must be examined in the light of comparative anthropology if useful historical conclusions are to be drawn from them.

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.