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The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world

Author: Stephen C Russell
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book maps unexplored dimensions of royal power in the biblical world by examining archaeological and textual evidence for royal control of privately-held lands, religious buildings, collectively-governed towns, and urban water systems. In doing so, the book contextualizes Israelite and Judahite politics within broader patterns of ancient Near Eastern spatial power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Stephen C.
King and the land.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016005295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Russell
ISBN: 9780199361892 0199361894 9780190244859 0190244852
OCLC Number: 961205714
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; The King and the Land; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Solomon's Temple: On Space, Power, and Ancient Evidence; 2. David's Threshing Floor: On Royal Dedication of Land to the Gods; 3. Jehu's Dung Heap: On Royal Decommissioning of Religious Space; 4. Absalom's Gate: On Royal Navigation of Collective Urban Politics; 5. Hezekiah's Tunnel: On Royal Shaping of the Water Supply System; 6. Summary; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Subjects.
Responsibility: Stephen C. Russell.

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