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Israel's History and the History of Israel.

By: Liverani, Mario.
Contributor(s): Peri, Chiara | Davies, Philip R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (448 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317488934.Subject(s): Bible. -- Old Testament -- Historiography | Bible. -- Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C | Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C. -- HistoriographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Israel's History and the History of IsraelDDC classification: 956.94 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables and Illustrations -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- IMPRINTING -- Chapter 1 PALESTINE IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE (FOURTEENTH-THIRTEENTH CENTURIES) -- Part I A NORMAL HISTORY -- Chapter 2 THE TRANSITION (TWELFTH CENTURY) -- Chapter 3 THE NEW SOCIETY (c. 1150-1050) -- Chapter 4 THE FORMATIVE PROCESS (c. 1050-930) -- Chapter 5 THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL (c. 930-740) -- Chapter 6 THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH (c. 930-720) -- Chapter 7 THE IMPACT OF THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE (c. 740-640) -- Chapter 8 PAUSE BETWEEN TWO EMPIRES (c. 640-610) -- Chapter 9 THE IMPACT OF THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE (c. 610-585) -- INTERMEZZO -- Chapter 10 THE AXIAL AGE -- Chapter 11 THE DIASPORA -- Chapter 12 THE WASTE LAND -- Part II AN INVENTED HISTORY -- Chapter 13 RETURNEES AND 'REMAINEES': THE INVENTION OF THE PATRIARCHS -- Chapter 14 RETURNEES AND ALIENS: THE INVENTION OF THE CONQUEST -- Chapter 15 A NATION WITHOUT A KING: THE INVENTION OF THE JUDGES -- Chapter 16 THE ROYAL OPTION: THE INVENTION OF THE UNITED MONARCHY -- Chapter 17 THE PRIESTLY OPTION: THE INVENTION OF THE SOLOMONIC TEMPLE -- Chapter 18 SELF-IDENTIFICATION: THE INVENTION OF THE LAW -- EPILOGUE -- Chapter 19 LOCAL HISTORY AND UNIVERSAL VALUES -- Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Names of Persons and Deities -- Index of Placenames.
Summary: In 'Israel's History and the History of Israel' one of the world's foremost experts on antiquity addresses the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many stories have been told of the founding of ancient Israel, all rely on the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel. The study traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables and Illustrations -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- IMPRINTING -- Chapter 1 PALESTINE IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE (FOURTEENTH-THIRTEENTH CENTURIES) -- Part I A NORMAL HISTORY -- Chapter 2 THE TRANSITION (TWELFTH CENTURY) -- Chapter 3 THE NEW SOCIETY (c. 1150-1050) -- Chapter 4 THE FORMATIVE PROCESS (c. 1050-930) -- Chapter 5 THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL (c. 930-740) -- Chapter 6 THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH (c. 930-720) -- Chapter 7 THE IMPACT OF THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE (c. 740-640) -- Chapter 8 PAUSE BETWEEN TWO EMPIRES (c. 640-610) -- Chapter 9 THE IMPACT OF THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE (c. 610-585) -- INTERMEZZO -- Chapter 10 THE AXIAL AGE -- Chapter 11 THE DIASPORA -- Chapter 12 THE WASTE LAND -- Part II AN INVENTED HISTORY -- Chapter 13 RETURNEES AND 'REMAINEES': THE INVENTION OF THE PATRIARCHS -- Chapter 14 RETURNEES AND ALIENS: THE INVENTION OF THE CONQUEST -- Chapter 15 A NATION WITHOUT A KING: THE INVENTION OF THE JUDGES -- Chapter 16 THE ROYAL OPTION: THE INVENTION OF THE UNITED MONARCHY -- Chapter 17 THE PRIESTLY OPTION: THE INVENTION OF THE SOLOMONIC TEMPLE -- Chapter 18 SELF-IDENTIFICATION: THE INVENTION OF THE LAW -- EPILOGUE -- Chapter 19 LOCAL HISTORY AND UNIVERSAL VALUES -- Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Names of Persons and Deities -- Index of Placenames.

In 'Israel's History and the History of Israel' one of the world's foremost experts on antiquity addresses the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many stories have been told of the founding of ancient Israel, all rely on the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel. The study traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.

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Liverani (history, Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza") takes a materialist, comparative social anthropology approach to the Hebrew Bible in an effort to write a secular history of Israel. He considers the Hebrew Bible "unreliable" as history, but uses the books of the prophets extensively, along with Egyptian, Assyrian, and Aramaic documents and archaeological discoveries. Genesis and Exodus are dismissed as inventions used by Israelites to justify and explain later political actions. The author believes that biblical chronologies beginning in the 9th century BCE are somewhat reliable, but Israel is consistently portrayed as unexceptional, as one of many kingdoms and peoples. It is unclear how this people survived, however, while others did not. Liverani makes some mistakes, such as the assertion that Jews believed God dwelt in the Jerusalem Temple, but this is not surprising, since he virtually ignores the Bible as a faith text, judging it as a history book used allegedly for political purposes. One result is a distortion of the importance of this ancient text. The author's political perspective becomes clearer in the very last paragraph, and it should be read first. Fascinating maps, tables, rich bibliography, and indexes. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty. B. Weinstein emeritus, Howard University

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Mario Liverani is Professor of History of the Ancient Near East at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

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