Davies, Philip R.

The History of Ancient Israel. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. - 1 online resource (201 p.) - eBooks on Demand Guides for the Perplexed . - Guides for the Perplexed .

FC; Half title; Bloomsbury Guides for the Perplexed; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Prologue; 1 Orientation; Part One: History; 2 What is History?; 3 Origins of Ancient Historiography; 4 Biblical Historiography; Part Two: 'Israel'; 5 Ancient Israel(s) in the Iron Age; 6 The 'New Israels': The Post-monarchic Era; Part Three: Ancient History and the Social Sciences; 7 Archaeology; 8 Sociological Approaches to History; Part Four: Constructing a History of 'Ancient Israel'; 9 Synthesizing Data and Approaches; 10 A Bibliographical Review; Notes; Bibliography Index of Modern AuthorsIndex of Ancient Sources

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed provides the student with the perfect guide to why and how the history of this most contested region has been studies, and why it continues to be studied today. Philip R. Davies, one of the leading scholars of Ancient Israel in recent years, begins by examining the relevance of the study of Ancient Israel, giving an overview of the sources and issues facing historians in approaching the material. Davies then continues by looking at the various theories and hypotheses that scholars have advanced throughout the 20th century, showing how

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Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events.
Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C.
Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D.

Electronic books.

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