Jeremiah An Archaeological Companion

ISBN-10: 0664224431
ISBN-13: 9780664224431
Edition: N/A
Authors: Philip J. King
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Description: King utilizes archaelogical artifacts and texts of the late seventh and early sixth centuries B.C.E., many of them unpublished or not easily accessible, to elucidate the text of the book of Jeremaiah, a book that is sometimes described as difficult,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

King utilizes archaelogical artifacts and texts of the late seventh and early sixth centuries B.C.E., many of them unpublished or not easily accessible, to elucidate the text of the book of Jeremaiah, a book that is sometimes described as difficult, and whose formation is complicated. Photos; diagrams; maps; glossary; notes; biliography. Index.

Philip J. King is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is a former president of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Chronological Chart
Archaeological Periods
List of Abbreviations
Books of the Bible
Preface
Introduction: Archaeology and Biblical Studies
Jeremiah: The Prophet and the Book
Life and Ministry
Jeremiah the Man
Baruch the Scribe
Nature of the Book
Message of the Book
Outline of Contents
Historical Background
Sources
Imperial Rivals
Neo-Assyria
Judah Between Egypt and Babylonia
Neo-Babylonia (Chaldea)
Judah
Nebuchadrezzar II
Exile
Geographical Setting
Oracles Against the Nations (Jeremiah 46-51)
Judgment on Egypt (Jer 46:2-28)
Judgment on the Philistines (Jer 47:1-7)
Judgment on Moab (Jer 48:1-47)
Judgment on the Ammonites (Jer 49:1-6)
Judgment on Damascus (Jer 49:23-27)
Judgment on Kedar and Hazor (Jer 49:28-33)
Judgment on Elam (Jer 49:34-39)
Judgment on Babylon (Jer 50:1-51:64)
Edom and Judah
Excavations in Jordan
Umm el-Biyara, Tawilan, Buseirah
Dedan
Surveys in Jordan
Tell el-Kheleifeh
Excavations in Israel
Arad
Horvat 'Uza
Horvat Qitmit
'Aroer
Cities of Judah
Jerusalem
Location and Extent
Archaeology
Manasseh and Josiah
Fortifications
Siege and Fall
Lachish
Ostraca (Letters)
Azekah
Inscriptions and Literacy
Writing
Writing Materials
Recording Property Transfer
Inscribed Seals and Seal Impressions
House of the Bullae
Other Bullae
Ostraca
Two Amulets from Jerusalem
Worship and Architecture
Queen of Heaven
Baking Bread
Ovens
"Other Gods"
Pillar Figurines
High Places
Incense
Perfumes and Spices
Solomon's Temple
Solomon's Royal Palace
Jehoiakim's Royal Palace
Ramat Rahel
Funerary Customs and Mourning
Jeremiah
Tombs North of Jerusalem
Silwan Necropolis
Ketef Hinnom
Tophet
Mourning Rites
Marzeah
Tumuli West of Jerusalem
Agriculture
Flora
Wheat
Barley
Vine
Fig
Pomegranate
Olive
Date Honey
Cedar
Almond
Balm
Cisterns
Terraces
Yoke
Crafts
Pottery
Pottery in the Age of Jeremiah
Ceramic Chronology
Pottery and Science
Pottery in the Book of Jeremiah
God as Potter
Wine and Wine Making
Oil Lamps
Metallurgy
Copper
Bronze
Iron
Lead
Silver
Gold
Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index of Subjects and Names
Index of Authors

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