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The land of the Bible : a historical geography

Author: Yohanan Aharoni
Publisher: Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d ed., rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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Here, assembled for the first time between two covers, are all available records and geographical descriptions of Palestine in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The Hebrew (Biblical and extra-Biblical), Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian and other sources are described and critically evaluated in the light of archaeology, and with a view to summarizing the vast amount of literature up to now scattered among numerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yohanan Aharoni
ISBN: 0664242669 9780664242664
OCLC Number: 6250553
Language Note: Translation of Erets-Yiśrael bi-teḳufat ha-Miḳra.
Notes: Translation of Erets-Yiśraʼel bi-teḳufat ha-Miḳra.
Description: xiv, 481 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: Introductory survey --
The general setting: The bridge between continents and civilizations;The table of nations; Between sea and desert; The geological foundations; The pastoral-agrarian economy --
The land of many contrasts --
The coastal zone; The plain of Acco; The Jezreel Valley; The Sharon; The Philistine coast; The Shephelah; The Western Negeb --
The Central Mountain Range: Galilee; Mount Ephraim; The Judean hill country; The Eastern Negeb --
The Jordan Rift: The Huleh Valley; Chinnereth; The Jordan Valley; The Dead Sea; The Arabah --
The Transjordanian Highlands: Bashan; GIlead; Moab; Edom --
Roads and highways --
International highways: The way of the sea; The King's highway --
Internal roads: In the Negeb; In Judah; In the hill country of Ephraim; In Galilee --
In Transjordan --
Boundaries and names --
The land of Canaan --
The land of Israel --
The historical sources --
The Bible: Historical-geographical descriptions; Administrative territorial lists; Expeditions and conquests --
Epigraphal documents: Egyptian sources; Mesopotamian sources; Palestinian sources --
The contribution of archaeology: Excavation; Surveys --
The study of toponymy --
The continuity of ancient sites --
The origin of place names and their meanings --
The original form of the name --
Preservation of the name --
Transference of names --
Principles of identification --
Pt. 2: Palestine during the ages --
The Canaanite period --
The Proto-historic period --
The Amorite wave --
The Execration texts --
The Hyksos period --
The rise of the new Egyptian empire --
The campaigns of Thut-Mose III --
The campaigns of Amen-Hotep II --
The El-Amarna period --
The campaigns of Seti I --
The reigns of Ramses II and Merneptah --
Israelite conquest and settlement : First stages of penetration --
The Exodus and the desert wanderings --
The conquest of Transjordan --
The house of Joseph --
Judah --
The wars in the North --
The list of Canaanite kings --
The limits of Israelite occupation --
Settlement in the hill country --
Occupation and movement of tribes and clans --
The tribal league and its border description --
The cities of Simeon --
The deeds of the judges --
The Philistines --
The United Monarchy --
Saul --
The campaigns of David --
The kingdom at the height of its expansion: The Davidic census; The city lists of Simeon and Dan --
The Levitical cities --
Growth and development of the Solomonic kingdom --
Solomon's administrative districts --
The kingdoms Of Israel And Judah --
The House of Jeroboam and Baasha --
Shishak's campaign: Towns in central Palestine; Negeb settlements --
Rehoboam's fortresses --
The Omride dynasty --
Wars with Aram and Assyria --
The rebellion of Moab under Mesha --
The house of Jehu and the last days of the Israelite kingdom --
The districts of Judah --
The Samaria ostraca --
Tiglath-Pileser III's campaigns and the fall of Israel --
The latter days of the Judean kingdom --
Sennacherib's campaign --
The royal seal impressions and their geographical-administrative significance --
The last kings of Judah --
Exile And restoration : The Babylonian kingdom --
The period of Persian rule.
Other Titles: Erets-Yiśraʼel bi-teḳufat ha-Miḳra.
Responsibility: Yohanan Aharoni ; translated from the Hebrew and edited by A.F. Rainey.
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Here, assembled for the first time between two covers, are all available records and geographical descriptions of Palestine in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The Hebrew (Biblical and extra-Biblical), Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian and other sources are described and critically evaluated in the light of archaeology, and with a view to summarizing the vast amount of literature up to now scattered among numerous books and journals.

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