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The Social History Of Ancient Israel

Author : Rainer Kessler
ISBN : 0800662822
Genre : History
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* An accessible social history of ancient Israel, designed for Old Testament courses * Includes a timeline and glossary of terms

Exploring The Religion Of Ancient Israel

Author : Aaron Chalmers
ISBN : 9780281069002
Genre : Religion
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This book aims to give students an introduction to the religious and social world of ancient Israel. It consists of two parts. The first explores the major religious offices mentioned in the Old Testament, including prophets, priests, sages and kings. As well as considering what these key people said and did, the author traces the process someone might have gone through to become recognised as a prophet, priest or sage, and where you would have had to go in ancient Israel if you wanted to locate someone who held one of these offices. In the second part the focus is on the religious beliefs and practices of the "common" people as this was the group that made up the vast majority of ancient Israel's population.

Understanding The History Of Ancient Israel

Author : H. G. M. Williamson
ISBN : UOM:39015075628704
Genre : Bibles
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In recent years the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. This title looks into the appropriate methods for combining different sorts of evidence - archaeological, epigraphical, iconographical, as well as biblical.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Ancient Israel

Author : Susan Niditch
ISBN : 9780470656778
Genre : Religion
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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

Families In Ancient Israel

Author : Leo G. Perdue
ISBN : 0664255671
Genre : Religion
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Four respected scholars of the Hebrew Bible and early Judaism provide a clear portrait of the family in ancient Israel. Important theological and ethical implications are made for the family today. The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

The Politics Of Ancient Israel

Author : Norman Karol Gottwald
ISBN : 0664219772
Genre : Religion
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This work offers a reconstruction of the politics of ancient Israel within the wider political environment of the ancient Near East. Gottwald begins by questioning the view of some biblical scholars that the primary factor influencing Israel's political evolution was its religion.

Philosophy And Practice In Writing A History Of Ancient Israel

Author : Megan Bishop Moore
ISBN : 9780567109897
Genre : Religion
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An examination of current methodologies for writing Israel's history.

Ancient Israel

Author : Philip Francis Esler
ISBN : 0800637674
Genre : Religion
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This volume brings together essays by an international group of biblical scholars on Old Testament topics, employing social-scientific methods: anthropology, macro-sociology, social psychology, and so forth.

Reconstructing The Society Of Ancient Israel

Author : Paula M. McNutt
ISBN : 066422265X
Genre : Religion
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In this volume Paula McNutt provides a synthesis of recent research on the nature and development of the society of ancient Israel. Focusing on Israelite history from the tribal period through the time of Persian domination, McNutt employs a social-scientific perspective to examine recent reconstructions of the social and cultural contexts that nurtured the literature of the Hebrew Bible. She also offers a helpful overview of the components and dynamics of ancient Israelite society. By investigating the intricate social processes that sustained the society of ancient Israel, McNutt enables the reader to discern the forces at work during key periods of transition and transformation in early Israelite history.

A Brief History Of Ancient Israel

Author : Victor Harold Matthews
ISBN : 0664224369
Genre : Religion
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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 World Of Ancient Israel

Author : Society for Old Testament Study
ISBN : 0521423929
Genre : History
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Encapsulating as it does research that has been undertaken on the sociological, anthropological and political aspects of the history of ancient Israel, this important book is designed to follow in the tradition of works in the series sponsored by The Society for Old Testament Study which began with the publication of The People and the Book in 1925. 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 recognised the valuable insights that can be gained from a cross-disciplinary approach, and it is becoming clear that the early biblical traditions about the formation of the Israelite state must be examined in the light of comparative anthropology if useful historical conclusions are to be drawn from them.

The Oxford History Of The Biblical World

Author : Michael David Coogan
ISBN : 9780195139372
Genre : Religion
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

The History Of Ancient Israel

Author : Michael Grant
ISBN : 9781780222776
Genre : History
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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.

A History Of Ancient Israel And Judah

Author : James Maxwell Miller
ISBN : 066421262X
Genre : History
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A significant achievement, this book moves our understanding of the history of Israel forward as dramatically as John Bright's A History of Israel, Martin Noth's History of Israel, and William F. Albright's From the Stone Age ot Cristianity did at an earlier period.

The Concept Of Exile In Ancient Israel And Its Historical Contexts

Author : Ehud Ben Zvi
ISBN : 9783110221787
Genre : Religion
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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.

Law Power And Justice In Ancient Israel

Author : Douglas A. Knight
ISBN : 9780664221447
Genre : Religion
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Using socio-anthropological theory and archaeological evidence, Knight argues that while the laws in the Hebrew Bible tend to reflect the interests of those in power, the majority of ancient Israelites--located in villages--developed their own unwritten customary laws to regulate behavior and resolve legal conflicts in their own communities. This book includes numerous examples from village, city, and cult. --from publisher description

The Religion Of Ancient Israel

Author : Patrick D. Miller
ISBN : 0664221459
Genre : Religion
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The historical and literary questions about ancient Israel that traditionally have preoccupied biblical scholars have often overlooked the social realities of life experienced by the vast majority of the population of ancient Israel. Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines -- such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, and literary criticism -- to illumine the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these scholarly insights for a wide variety of readers. Individually and collectively, these books will expand our vision of the culture and society of ancient Israel, thereby generating new appreciation for its impact up to the present.Patrick Miller investigates the role religion played in an expanding circle of influences in ancient Israel: the family, village, tribe, and nation-state. He situates Israel's religion in context where a variety of social forces affected beliefs, and where popular cults openly competed with the "official" religion. Miller makes extensive use of both epigraphic and artefactual evidence as he deftly probes the complexities of Iron Age culture and society and their enduring significance for people today.

Community Identity And Ideology

Author : Charles E. Carter
ISBN : 1575060051
Genre : Religion
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This collection of essays contextualizes the history and current state of the social science method in the study of the Hebrew Bible. Part 1 traces the rise of social science criticism by reprinting classic essays on the topic; Part 2 provides "case studies," examples of application of the methods to biblical studies.

Ancient Israel

Author : Roland De Vaux
ISBN : 080284278X
Genre : History
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Classic reconstruction of the social and religious life of Israel using the Bible, and archaeological evidence.

Social World Of Ancient Israel 1250 587 Bce

Author : Victor Harold Matthews
ISBN : UOM:39015033147987
Genre : Social Science
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The most refreshing and innovative approach to ancient Israelite society which I have ever read. . . . Matthews and Benjamin draw extensively and creatively on biblical and ancient Near Eastern literature as well as the newest work in anthropology. . . . this book fills a major need for a masterful synthesis of life in ancient Israel. " Mark Smith, St. Joseph s University

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