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Understanding the history of Ancient Israel

Author: Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 143.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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In popular presentation, some treat the Bible as a reliable source for the history of Israel, while others suggest that archaeology has shown that it cannot be trusted at all. This volume debates the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson
ISBN: 9780197264010 0197264018
OCLC Number: 718629846
Description: 432 p.
Contents: Introduction ; Setting the Scene: A Brief Outline of Histories of Israel ; Setting the Scene: A Response to John Rogerson ; The History of Ancient Israel: What Directions Should We Take? ; Biblical Israel in the Ninth Century? ; Some Recent Issues in the Study of the History of Israel ; Classical History: A Sketch, with Three Artefacts ; Early Islamic History: Parallels and Problems ; Ancient Near Eastern History: The Case of Cyrus the Great of Persia ; Archaeology of the Biblical Period: On Some Questions of Methodology and Chronology of the Iron Age ; The Spade and the Text: The Interaction between Archaeology and Israelite History Relating to the 10th-9th centuries BCE ; Neither Eyewitnesses, nor Windows to the Past, but Valuable Testimony in its own Right ; Akkadian Sources of the Ninth Century ; Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: The Role of Shalmaneser III ; West Semitic Inscriptions and 9th Century BCE Ancient Israel ; Method in the Application of Biblical Source Material to Historical Writing (With Particular Reference to the Ninth Century BCE) ; Reading Kings on the Divided Monarchy: What Sort of Narrative? ; Social History of Ancient Israel ; Law in the 9th Century: Jehoshaphat's 'Judicial Reform' ; The Northern Kingdom in the Late Tenth-Ninth Centuries BCE
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 143.
Responsibility: ed. by H.G.M. Williamson.

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The contributions in this volume represent some of the most nuanced thinking currently available regarding the study of Israelite history, and the book engages many of the historical issues that will Read more...

 
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