History of Israel

ISBN-10: 0664220681
ISBN-13: 9780664220686
Edition: 4th 2000
Authors: John Bright
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List price: $42.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Abbreviations
Introduction
Prologue: The Ancient Orient Before CA. 2000 B.C.
Before History: The Foundations of Civilization in the Ancient Orient
The Earliest Stone Age Settlements
Cultural Developments in Mesopotamia
Egypt and Palestine in the Fourth Millennium
The Ancient Orient in the Third Millennium B.C.
Mesopotamia in the Earliest Historical Period
Egypt and Western Asia in the Third Millennium
The Ancient Orient on the Eve of the Patriarchal Age
Antecedents and Beginnings: The Age of the Patriarchs
The World of Israel's Origins
The Ancient Orient CA. 2000-1750 B.C.
Mesopotamia CA. 2000-1750
Egypt and Palestine CA. 2000-1750
The Ancient Orient CA. 1750-1550 B.C.
The Power Struggle of the Eighteenth Century in Mesopotamia
A Period of Confusion in the Ancient Orient
The Patriarchs
The Patriarchal Narratives: The Problem and Method of Procedure
The Nature of the Material
The Evaluation of the Traditions as Sources of History
The Historical Setting of the Patriarchal Narratives
The Patriarchs in the Context of the Early Second Millennium
The Date of the Patriarchs
The Hebrew Ancestors and History
The Migration of the Patriarchs
The Patriarchs as Figures of History
The Religion of the Patriarchs
The Formative Period
Exodus and Conquest: The Formation of the People Israel
Western Asia in the Late Bronze Age: The Egyptian Empire
The Eighteenth Dynasty and the Rise of the Empire
The Amarna Period and the End of the Eighteenth Dynasty
Western Asia in the Thirteenth Century: The Ninteenth Dynasty
Canaan in the Thirteenth Century B.C.
The Biblical Traditions in the Light of the Evidence
Egyptian Bondage and Exodus in the Light of the Evidence
The Wilderness Wandering in the Light of the Evidence
The Conquest of Palestine in the Light of the Evidence
The Formation of the People Israel
The Complexity of Israel's Origins
The Israelite Occupation of Canaan: Summary and Reconstruction
The Constitution and Faith of Early Israel: the Tribal League
The Problem and Method of Procedure
How Should the Religion of Early Israel be Described?
Primary Sources of Knowledge
The Faith of Early Israel
Israel the People of Yahweh: The Covenant Society
The God of the Covenant
The Constitution of Early Israel: The Tribal League and Its Institutions
The Israelite Tribal League
The Institutions of the Tribal League
The History of the Tribal League: The Period of the Judges
The World Situation ca. 1200-1050 B.C.
Israel in Canaan: The First two Centuries
Israel Under the Monarchy: The Period of National Self-determination
From Tribal Confederacy to Dynastic State: the Rise and Development of the Monarchy
First Steps Towards Monarchy: Saul
The Philistine Crisis and the Failure of the Tribal Organization
The First King: Saul
The Failure of Saul and the Rise of David
The United Monarchy of Israel: King David (ca. 1000-961)
David's Rise to Power
The Securing and Consolidating of the State
The Building of the Empire
The Davidic State
The Latter Years of David
The United Monarchy of Israel: Solomon (ca. 961-922)
Solomon as Statesman: The National Policy
Solomon's Commercial Activity
Israel's Golden Age
The Burden of the Monarchy
The Theological Problem of the Monarchy
The Independent Kingdoms of Israel and Judah: From the Death of Solomon to the Mid-Eighth Century
The Divided Monarchy: The First Fifty Years (922-876)
The Schism and Its Consequences
The Rival States: Sectional Warfare
The Rival States: Internal Affairs
Israel and Judah from the Accession of Omri to the Purge of Jehu (876-843/2)
The House of Omri: Israel's Recovery
The House of Omri: The Internal Situation
The Fall of the House of Omri
Internal Affairs in Judah ca. 873-837
Israel and Judah from the Mid-Ninth to the Mid-Eighth Century
A Half Century of Weakness
The Resurgence of Israel and Judah in the Eighth Century
The Internal Sickness of Israel: The First of the Classical Prophets
The Monarchy (Continued): Crisis and Downfall
The Period of Assyrian Conquest: From the Mid-Eighth Century to the Death of Hezekiah
The Assyrian Advance: The Fall of Israel and the Subjugation of Judah
The Beginning of Israel's Downfall
The Last Days of the Kingdom of Israel
Judah a Satellite of Assyria: Ahaz (735-715)
The Struggle for Independence: Hezekiah (715-687/6)
Hezekiah's Policy and Its Significance
Hezekiah and Sennacherib
Prophets of the Late Eighth Century in Judah
The National Emergency and the Prophetic Message
The Effects of the Prophetic Preaching
The Problem of Sennacherib's Campaigns in Palestine
The Kingdom of Judah: The Last Century
The End of Assyrian Domination: Judah Regains Independence
Judah in the Mid-Seventh Century
The Last Days of the Assyrian Empire
The Reign of Josiah (640-609)
The Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Last Days of Judah
From the Death of Josiah to the First Deportation (609-597)
The End of the Kingdom of Judah
Prophets of the Last Days of Judah
The Developing Theological Emergency
The Prophets and the Survival of Israel's Faith
Tragedy and Beyond: The Exilic and Postexilic Periods
Exile and Restoration
The Period of Exile (587-539)
The Plight of the Jews After 587
The Exile and Israel's Faith
The Last Days of the Babylonian Empire
On the Eve of Release: Prophetic Reinterpretation of Israel's Faith
The Restoration of the Jewish Community in Palestine
The Beginning of the New Day
The Early Years of the Restoration Community
The Completion of the Temple
The Jewish Community of the Fifth Century: The Reforms of Nehemiah and Ezra
From the Completion of the Temple to the Mid-Fifth Century
The Persian Empire to ca. 450
The Fourtunes of the Jews ca.515-450
The Reorganization of the Jewish Community Under Nehemiah and Ezra
Nehemiah and His Work
Ezra "the Scribe"
The Date of Ezra's Mission to Jerusalem
The Formative Period of Judaism
The End of the Old Testament Period: From Ezra's Reform to the Outbreak of the Maccabean Revolt
The Jews Through the Fourth and Third Centuries
The Last Century of Persian Rule
The Beginning of the Hellenistic Period
The Jews Under the Seleucids: Religious Crisis and Rebellion
The Persecutions of Antiochus Epiphanes
The Outbreak of the Maccabean Rebellion
Judaism at the End of the Old Testament Period
The Nature and Development of Early Judaism
The Jewish Community in the Postexilic Period: A Resume
The Religion of the Law
Features in the Theology of Early Judaism
The Jewish Community and the World
Theological Reflection in Early Judaism
The Future Hope of Early Judaism
Epilogue: Toward the Fullness of Time
An Update in the Search of Israel's History
Chronological Charts
Indexes to Text
Historical Maps

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