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Archaeology of the land of the Bible

Archaeology of the land of the Bible Author Amihay Mazar
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110342826
Release 2001
Pages 666
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Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.



Archaeology of the Land of the Bible The Assyrian Babylonian and Persian periods 732 332 BCE

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible  The Assyrian  Babylonian  and Persian periods  732 332 BCE Author Ephraim Stern
ISBN-10 0300140576
Release 2001
Pages 666
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Every year thousands of enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that relate in some way to the places or events depicted in the Bible. Thousands more view artifacts in museums and long to know the full stories behind them. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II, is the essential book for all of them In Ephraim Stern's sequel to Archaeology of the Land of the Bible," Volume I, by Amihai Mazar, this world-renowned archaeologist who has directed excavations in the Holy Land for many years offers a dramatic look at how archaeological research contributes to our understanding of the connections between history and the stories recounted in the Bible. Stern writes about various artifacts unearthed in recent years and relates them to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods in the Bible. Accompanied by photographs and illustrations of rare ancient relics ranging from household pottery to beautifully crafted jewelry and sculpture. His discussions bring the biblical world to life.



Israelite Religions

Israelite Religions Author Richard S. Hess
ISBN-10 9780801027178
Release 2007-10-15
Pages 432
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Helps readers consider the importance of contemporary archaeological discoveries and juxtapose them with the biblical narrative to understand ancient Israelite religions.



Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah

Oracular Law and Priestly Historiography in the Torah Author Simeon Chavel
ISBN-10 3161533410
Release 2014-11-19
Pages 363
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Simeon Chavel identifies a distinct story-type in the Torah, the "oracular novella," its contours and poetics, historical background, and use. A very short story of human quandary resolved by divine law, the oracular novella depicts an incident or set of circumstances in Israel, oracular inquiry by Moses, and instruction by Yahweh. The Torah has four such stories, all in the Priestly source, about cursing Yahweh (Lev 24:10-23), Pesa? deferral (Num 9:1-14), woodgathering on the Sabbath (Num 15:32-36), and inheritance by daughters (Num 27:1-11). All four dramatize themes in the divine speeches and divinely directed activities preceding them. But each utilizes the legal climax distinctly, has a separate compositional history, and affected other biblical texts differently. Ancient sources show the oracular novellas to adapt a form of priestly activity for historiography. Together they illuminate the Priestly History deeply troping divine will as law, and highlight Judean priests cherishing oracular inquiry as the nexus of divine and human society.



Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B C E

Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B C E Author Oded Lipschitz
ISBN-10 9781575061306
Release 2007
Pages 423
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During the past decade, the period from the 7th century B.C.E. and later has been a major focus because it is thought to be the era when much of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament was formed. As a result, there has also been much interest in the historical developments of that time and specifically in the status of Judah and its neighbors. Three conferences dealing roughly with a century each were organized, and the first conference was held in Tel Aviv in 2001; the proceedings of that conference were published as Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period. The second volume was published in early 2006, a report on the conference held in Heidelberg in July 2003: Judah and the Judeans in the Persian Period. Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B.C.E. is the publication of the proceedings of the third conference, which was held in Muenster, Germany, in August 2005; the essays in it focus on the century during which the Persian Empire fell to Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms came to the fore. Participants whose contributions are published here are: R. Achenbach, R. Albertz, B. Becking, E. Ben Zvi, J. Blenkinsopp, E. Eshel, H. Eshel, L. L. Grabbe, A. Kloner, G. N. Knoppers, I. Kottsieper, A. Lemaire, O. Lipschits, Y. Magen, K. Schmid, I. Stern., O. Tal, D. Vanderhooft, J. Wiesehöfer, J. L. Wright, and J. W. Wright.



Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles

Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles Author Matthew Lynch
ISBN-10 3161521110
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 317
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Matthew Lynch examines ways that the one God became known and experienced through institutions according to the book of Chronicles. Chronicles recasts Israel's earlier histories from the vantage point of vigorous commitments to the temple and its supporting institutions (the priesthood and royal house), and draws out the numerous ways that those institutions mediate divine power and inspire national unity. By understanding and participating in the reestablishment of these institutions, Chronicles suggests that post-exilic Judeans could reconnect to the powerful God of the past despite the appallingly impoverished state of post-exilic life. However, Chronicles contends that God was not beholden by those participating in the temple system. As such, it constitutes a via media between two regnant perspectives on the relationship between biblical monotheism and particularism.



Alexander to Constantine

Alexander to Constantine Author Eric M. Meyers
ISBN-10 9780300141795
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 363
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Provides an overview of the intellectual and religious changes during the Greco-Roman period and their impact on world history.



Archaeology of the Land of the Bible The Assyrian Babylonian and Persian periods 732 332 B C

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible  The Assyrian  Babylonian  and Persian periods 732 332 B C Author Amihay Mazar
ISBN-10 LCCN:88030999
Release 1990
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In volume 1, Israeli archaeologist Mazar (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew U. in Jerusalem) introduces archaeological research in Israel and Jordan, and discusses its implications for our knowledge of the world of the Old Testament. He covers the period from the first permanent settlements to the destruction of the First Temple by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian domination of the country. Volume 2 considers various artifacts unearthed in recent years and relates them to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods in the Bible. Accompanied by photographs and illustrations of ancient relics ranging from household pottery to jewelry and sculpture. Volume 3 explores the archaeological record of the land of the Bible from its conquest by Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE. Focusing on the region's archaeology during the crucial Greco-Roman era, this book offers an overview of a tumultuous period in world history.



Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible Author Amihai Mazar
ISBN-10 030014007X
Release 1992
Pages 576
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Step-by-step, era-by-era, Mazar shows what each major archaeological discovery has to say about the mysterious stories of the Bible--from the beginnings of recorded of human habitation to the tumultuous period of the divided monarchy of Israel and Judah.



Judah in the Neo Babylonian Period

Judah in the Neo Babylonian Period Author Avraham Faust
ISBN-10 9781589836419
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 316
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The Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. was a watershed event in the history of Judah, the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the exilic period, during which many of the biblical texts were probably written. The conquest left clear archaeological marks on many sites in Judah, including Jerusalem, and the Bible records it as a traumatic event for the population. Less clear is the situation in Judah following the conquest, that is, in the sixth century, a period with archaeological remains the nature and significance of which are disputed. The traditional view is that the land was decimated and the population devastated. In the last two decades, archaeologists arguing that the land was not empty and that the exile had little impact on Judah’s rural sector have challenged this view. This volume examines the archaeological reality of Judah in the sixth century in order to shed new light on the debate. By expanding research into new avenues and examining new data, as well as by applying new methods to older data, the author arrives at fresh insights that support the traditional view of sixth-century Judah as a land whose population, both urban and rural, was devastated and whose recovery took centuries.



A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period vol 1

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  vol  1 Author Lester L. Grabbe
ISBN-10 9780567216175
Release 2006-07-27
Pages 494
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In the first of four volumes on A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Lester Grabbe presents a comprehensive history of Yehud - the Aramaic name for Judah - during the Persian Period. Among the many crucial questions he addresses are: What are the sources for this period and how do we evaluate them? And how do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? This first volume, Yehud: A History of the Persian Province of Judah offers the most up to date and comprehensive examination of the political and administrative structures; the society and economy; the religion, temple and cult; the developments in thought and literature; and the major political events of Judah at the time.



The Formation of the Jewish Canon

The Formation of the Jewish Canon Author Timothy H. Lim
ISBN-10 9780300164343
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 288
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DIVThe discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. Timothy Lim here presents a complete account of the formation of the canon in Ancient Judaism from the emergence of the Torah in the Persian period to the final acceptance of the list of twenty-two/twenty-four books in the Rabbinic period./divDIV /divDIVUsing the Hebrew Bible, the Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the Letter of Aristeas, the writings of Philo, Josephus, the New Testament, and Rabbinic literature as primary evidence he argues that throughout the post-exilic period up to around 100 CE there was not one official “canon” accepted by all Jews; rather, there existed a plurality of collections of scriptures that were authoritative for different communities. Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, Lim proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits that the Pharisaic canon became the canon of Rabbinic Judaism in the centuries after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple./div



Because They Hate

Because They Hate Author Brigitte Gabriel
ISBN-10 1429927933
Release 2008-01-08
Pages 272
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Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive. Because They Hate is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was— radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.



Near Eastern Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123020302
Release 2004
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A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period Volume 2

A History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period  Volume 2 Author Lester L. Grabbe
ISBN-10 0567033961
Release 2008-11-25
Pages 458
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This is the second volume of the projected four-volume history of the Second Temple period. It is axiomatic that there are large gaps in the history of the Persian period, but the early Greek period is possibly even less known. This volume brings together all we know about the Jews during the period from Alexander's conquest to the eve of the Maccabaean revolt, including the Jews in Egypt as well as the situation in Judah. Based directly on the primary sources, which are surveyed, the study addresses questions such as administration, society, religion, economy, jurisprudence, Hellenism and Jewish identity. These are discussed in the context of the wider Hellenistic world and its history. A strength of the study is its extensive up-to-date secondary bibliography (approximately one thousand items).



Ugarit Forschungen

Ugarit Forschungen Author Manfried Dietrich
ISBN-10 3934628656
Release 2005
Pages 754
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                          Author Ephraim Stern
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131302726
Release 2009
Pages 387
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