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By Bill T. Arnold, Richard S. Hess

ISBN-10: 0801039304

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The historical past of Israel is a much-debated subject in outdated testomony experiences. On one aspect are minimalists who locate little of historic price within the Hebrew Bible. at the different part are those that suppose the biblical textual content is an exact historic list. Many critical scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would receive advantages from a cautious exploration of matters in Israelite history.

This major background of Israel textbook values the Bible's old contribution with out overlooking serious concerns and demanding situations. that includes the newest scholarship, the publication introduces scholars to the present country of study on matters appropriate to the learn of historic Israel. The editors and members, all best biblical students and historians, speak about old facts in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.

Illustrative goods, equivalent to maps and pictures, visually aid the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are included.

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On Emar) Daniel€E. Fleming, The Installation of Baal’s High Priestess at Emar: A Window on Ancient Syrian Religion (HSS 42; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992); idem, Time at Emar: The Cultic Calendar and the Rituals from the Diviner’s Archive (MC 11; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2000); Richard€S. Hess, “Multi-Month Ritual Calendars in the West Semitic World: Emar 446 and Leviticus 23,” in Hoffmeier and Millard, Future of Biblical Archaeology, 233–53; (on Ugarit) Marguerite Yon and Daniel Arnaud, Études Ougaritiques€I: Travaux 1985–1995 (RSO 14; Paris: Éditions recherche sur les civilisations, 2001); Brian€C.

Hallo, “Antediluvian Cities,” JCS 23 (1970–1971): 57–67, esp. 61. ╯Gordon J. Wenham, Genesis 1–15 (WBC 1; Waco: Word, 1987), 166. indd 49 8/21/14 3:54 PM 34 ↜The Genesis Narratives Sumerians Sumer is the name of the alluvial plain at the mouth of the Persian Gulf in what is modern Kuwait and southern Iraq. The origins of the inhabitants of ancient Sumer (the Sumerians) remain completely shrouded in mystery, although we know much about their society and culture in the third millennium€BCE. The earliest written texts in human history appear to have been in the Sumerian language, which is currently thought to be independent from known language families.

The already-mentioned Tel Dan Stela, with its inscription of the “house of David,” calls into question all disputes concerning the existence of a David. , “house of Omri”) to describe a dynasty and the historical founder of that dynasty. Hence this provides evidence for a David. When Thompson considers the biblical text itself, he concludes that Genesis through 2€Kings has no coherent plot development, theme, ideology, or historiography; it is the product of antiquarian and traditionalist interests, a collection of a variety of tales and traditions within an editorial framework.

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