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The History of Ancient Israel.

By: Davies, Philip R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Guides for the Perplexed: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (201 p.).ISBN: 9780567655820.Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C | Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.DGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the PerplexedDDC classification: 933 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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This compact, dense survey summarizes and evaluates changes that have taken place in the "the history of ancient Israel" during the last 50 or so years. Davies (biblical studies, Univ. of Sheffield, UK) draws on a variety of disciplines that have examined the historical streams that resulted in the Hebrew Bible, a process that is quite difficult to reconstruct because so much is known and, at the same time, so little is certain historically. For many readers, the book will be an introduction to new methodologies and conceptual approaches to the study of the relevant fields (indeed, of history as a whole) resulting from the newest social theorizing, archaeological investigation, and other approaches, which are all described in considerable detail. The book is not about the history of religion or of key ideas, such as monotheism. The author prefers to avoid the term "biblical history," inasmuch as the "Old Testament" is the product of the history of multiple "Israels" and "Judahs" during more than a thousand years of social transformation and political change. Readers should already have considerable familiarity with the biblical text and the history of the ancient Near East and adjacent areas. Copious bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as scholars in related areas of study. --Robert M. Seltzer, Hunter College, CUNY

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Philip R. Davies is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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