Ancient Israel : A New History of Israel

By: Lemche, Niels PeterMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandT&T Clark Cornerstones: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (297 p.)ISBN: 9780567662798Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Israel -- History | Jews -- History -- To 586 B.CGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ancient Israel : A New History of IsraelDDC classification: 933 LOC classification: DS121 .L44 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Table of Chronology; Introduction to Ancient Israel: New Edition; Dating biblical historiography; Identifying the hot spots of recent historical analysis; Chapter 1 Geography, Demography, Economy; 1 Introduction; 2 The geography of Palestine; 3 Demography and economy; 4 Concluding remarks; Chapter 2 Text and History; 1 The Old Testament as history; 2 The Old Testament regarded as a text; 3 The Old Testament as a historical source; 4 Methods of reading the texts; 5 Other sources; Chapter 3 The Pre-monarchical Period
1 Palestine between 3000 and 15002 The Late Bronze Age; 3 Israelite tribal society; 4 The pre-national period in earlier academic discussion; 5 Concluding remarks; Chapter 4 The Period of the Monarchy; 1 The Deuteronomistic History; 2 The political history of the monarchy; 3 Israelite society during the monarchy; 4 History as intellectual experience: The development of a national identity; Chapter 5 The Exile and the Post-exilic Period; 1 The sources; 2 The Babylonian exile; 3 The post-exilic period; Chapter 6 Israelite Religion; 1 Presuppositions for writing a history of Israelite religion
2 West Semitic religion in the second half of the second millennium bce3 Monotheistic Yahwism; 4 Pre-exilic Israelite religion; 5 The transformation of pre-exilic religion; 6 The origins of Yahwism; 7 Concluding remarks; A Guide to Relevant Literature; Bibliographical notes; General works; Chapter 1 Geography, demography, economy; Chapter 2 Text and history; Chapter 3 Pre-monarchical period; Chapter 4 The period of the Monarchy; Chapter 5 The exile and Post-exilic periods; Chapter 6 Israelite religion; Introduction to Ancient Israel Bibliography: Supplement for New Edition
General introductionCentralist position; Conservative position; The minimalists; The series changing perspectives; Archaeology and the Bible; Jerusalem; The Yahwist and historiography in the Pentateuch; Deuteronomism and the Deuteronomistic history; The Babylonian exile, the Persian and early Hellenistic periods; The Bible and the Greeks; Samarians/Samaritans; Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors
Summary: When this provocative text was first published, Lemche presented a new model of how we should understand Israelite society, its history and its religion. Lemche argues first that 'Israel' was the result of a social development among the Canaanite population of Palestine in the second half of the second millennium BCE. This implies that Israelite religion was originally 'Canaanite' and that what we think of as typically 'Jewish' religion did not arise until c. 500 BCE. Lemche's radical reassessment of Israelite history is based on the conviction that the Old Testament contains hardly any hist
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Table of Chronology; Introduction to Ancient Israel: New Edition; Dating biblical historiography; Identifying the hot spots of recent historical analysis; Chapter 1 Geography, Demography, Economy; 1 Introduction; 2 The geography of Palestine; 3 Demography and economy; 4 Concluding remarks; Chapter 2 Text and History; 1 The Old Testament as history; 2 The Old Testament regarded as a text; 3 The Old Testament as a historical source; 4 Methods of reading the texts; 5 Other sources; Chapter 3 The Pre-monarchical Period

1 Palestine between 3000 and 15002 The Late Bronze Age; 3 Israelite tribal society; 4 The pre-national period in earlier academic discussion; 5 Concluding remarks; Chapter 4 The Period of the Monarchy; 1 The Deuteronomistic History; 2 The political history of the monarchy; 3 Israelite society during the monarchy; 4 History as intellectual experience: The development of a national identity; Chapter 5 The Exile and the Post-exilic Period; 1 The sources; 2 The Babylonian exile; 3 The post-exilic period; Chapter 6 Israelite Religion; 1 Presuppositions for writing a history of Israelite religion

2 West Semitic religion in the second half of the second millennium bce3 Monotheistic Yahwism; 4 Pre-exilic Israelite religion; 5 The transformation of pre-exilic religion; 6 The origins of Yahwism; 7 Concluding remarks; A Guide to Relevant Literature; Bibliographical notes; General works; Chapter 1 Geography, demography, economy; Chapter 2 Text and history; Chapter 3 Pre-monarchical period; Chapter 4 The period of the Monarchy; Chapter 5 The exile and Post-exilic periods; Chapter 6 Israelite religion; Introduction to Ancient Israel Bibliography: Supplement for New Edition

General introductionCentralist position; Conservative position; The minimalists; The series changing perspectives; Archaeology and the Bible; Jerusalem; The Yahwist and historiography in the Pentateuch; Deuteronomism and the Deuteronomistic history; The Babylonian exile, the Persian and early Hellenistic periods; The Bible and the Greeks; Samarians/Samaritans; Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors

When this provocative text was first published, Lemche presented a new model of how we should understand Israelite society, its history and its religion. Lemche argues first that 'Israel' was the result of a social development among the Canaanite population of Palestine in the second half of the second millennium BCE. This implies that Israelite religion was originally 'Canaanite' and that what we think of as typically 'Jewish' religion did not arise until c. 500 BCE. Lemche's radical reassessment of Israelite history is based on the conviction that the Old Testament contains hardly any hist

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Niels Peter Lemche is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biblical Exegesis at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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