Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

Author: Amihai Mazar
Publisher: James Clarke Company
ISBN: 9780718828905
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Israeli archaeologist Amihai Mazar introduces the achievements of the dynamic archaeological research in Israel and Jordan and discusses its implications for our knowledge of the world of the Old Testament. The volume covers the period starting with the first permanent settlements around 10,000 B.C.E., and ends with the destruction of the First Temple by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E. and the Babylonian domination of the country. Each of the archaeological periods is presented against its historical and biblical background. Various aspects of the material culture of each period are discussed: the distribution of settlements, the discoveries in the main sites, aspects of civil and religious architecture, pottery making, metallurgy, agriculture, crafts and arts, weapons, jewelry, ritual objects, writing, burial customs, and evidence for trade and cultural relations with neighbouring countries. All these subjects are briefly introduced to create the jigsaw puzzle out of which archaeologists reconstruct the cultural history of the country. The relationship between the archaeological evidence and biblical history is discussed in all relevant chapters. Step-by-step, era-by-era, Amihai Mazar shows just what each archaeological age has to teach the modern reader about the past.The book is illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, maps, photographs, and charts. Bibliographic references provide access to the most recent publications on each of the issues under discussion. This introductory synthesis was written for students and scholars, as well as for those readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the Bible and its world.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible 10 000 586 B C E

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Publisher: Doubleday Books
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Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible 10 000 586 B C E

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Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.

Biblical Bethsaida

Author: Carl E. Savage
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739137832
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Biblical Bethsaida: A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee enters the process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material practices of the ancient inhabitants of the site as significant indicators of their sense of 'place' both ideologically and geographically.

K nig David

Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110171969
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König David ist eine der herausragendsten Gestalten der Alten Welt. Sein sagenhafter Aufstieg vom Hirten zum König durch den Sieg über Goliath hat Dichter und Künstler über die Jahrhunderte inspiriert. In dieser erstmals auf deutsch veröffentlichten Biographie zeigt der renommierte amerikanische Alttestamentler Steven McKenzie auf, daß viele Geschichten, die sich um David ranken, tatsächlich Mythen sind: Die Bezeichnung "Hirte" ist eine Metapher für "König", und David kam aus einer reichen Familie der Oberschicht und nicht aus "kleinen Verhältnissen". Der David, der bei kritischer Durchsicht der biblischen Texte, althistorischen Dokumente und neuen archäologischen Funde zum Vorschein kommt, war ein Thronräuber, Ehebrecher und Mörder, der seinen Aufstieg zum König geschickter Machtpolitik und Terror verdankte. Steven McKenzie bietet mit dieser sorgfältig recherchierten und spannend geschriebenen Biographie ein provokantes Portrait. Die englische Originalausgabe wurde mit dem Preis "Best Book of the Year 2000" der Los Angeles Times Book Review ausgezeichnet.

Geschichte des Alten Orients bis zur Zeit Alexanders des Grossen

Author: Klaas R. Veenhof
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525516850
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Knapp, prazise und auf dem neuesten Wissensstand informiert diese Geschichte des Alten Orients Spezialisten wie Laien uber den Verlauf der Geschichte in Agypten, Mesopotamien, Kleinasien, Syrien und Palastina vom 3. Jahrtausend v.Chr. bis zum Ende des Groareichs der Achameniden (550-330 v.Chr.). Im Mittelpunkt steht die den schriftlichen Quellen entnommene politische Geschichte. Dank groaer Fortschritte auf archaologischem und epigrafischem Gebiet lassen sich aber auch okonomische, gesellschaftliche und religiose Entwicklungen aufzeigen. Das Buch zeichnet sich durch eine klare Gliederung der gewaltigen Stoffmenge aus. Die chronologisch angeordneten Kapitel sind nach Gebieten unterteilt. Eine kapitelweise Lekture informiert somit uber einzelne Epochen; folgt man den Kapiteluntergliederungen, erhalt man fortlaufende Geschichtsdarstellungen einzelner Lander. Zehn Zeittafeln vermitteln einen soliden Uberblick; wer sich umfassender mit der Materie beschaftigen will, wird die allgemeine Bibliografie und die nach Themen geordneten Literaturzusammenstellungen als wahre Fundgruben schatzen.Ubersetzung von De Wereld van de Bijbel, Bijbels Handboek Deel I, Kampen 2. Auflage 1986 (fur die deutsche Ausgabe uberarbeitet und aktualisiert).

Social Justice and the Hebrew Bible Volume Two

Author: Norman K. Gottwald
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498292194
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CONTENTS PART 1: THE ORIGINS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL Early Israel as an Anti-Imperial Community The Origins of Israel as a Textual Models for Envisioning Early Israel Triumphalist versus Anti-Triumphalist Versions of Early Israel: A Response to Articles by Lemche and Dever Historical Description versus Historical Representation and Symbol The Interplay of Religion and Ethnicity in Ancient Israel Proto-Globalization and Proto-Secularization in Ancient Israel Revisiting the Tribes of Yahweh after Twenty-five Years PART 2: THE POLITICS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL Religion and Politics: Early Israel and Judaism The Puzzling Politics of Ancient Israel The Role of Biblical Politics in Contextual Theologies PART 3: REVIEW AND REFLECTIONS Forward to Jeremy Young, The Violence of God and the War on Terror Reflections on R. S. Sugirtharajah’s Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism. Contesting the Interpretations and The Bible and the Third Way: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters Review of Stephen L. Cook, The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism Review of Marty E. Stevens, Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel Review of Philip R. Davies, The Origins of Biblical Israel Panel Presentation on Joshua A. Berman, Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

The Hebrew Bible

Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731872
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In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.

David s Secret Demons

Author: Baruch Halpern
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802827975
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Biblical tradition portrays King David as an exceptional man and a paragon of godly devotion. But was he? Some scholars deny that he existed at all. Did he? This challenging book critically examines the textual and archaeological evidence in an effort to paint an accurate picture of one of the Bible's central figures. A leading scholar of biblical history and the ancient Near East, Baruch Halpern traces the development of the David tradition, showing how the image of David grew over time. According to Halpern, David was the founder of a dynasty that progressively exaggerated his accomplishments. Halpern's clear portrait of the historical David reveals his true humanity and shows him to be above all a politician who operated in a rough-and-tumble environment in which competitors were ready literally to slit throats.