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Natural History of the Bible An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures

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ISBN-10: 0231133634

ISBN-13: 9780231133630

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daniel Hillel

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Daniel Hillel offers fresh perspectives on biblical views of the environment and the origin of ethical monotheism.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel has served as professor of soil physics, hydrology and the environmental sciences at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. Among the honors he has received are the Chancellor's Medal for Exemplary Service at the University of Massachusetts , a Guggenheim award, and Doctorates of Science honoris causa by Guelph University of Canada and Ohio State University . Dr. Hillel is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy and was granted the Distinguished Service Award by the latter societies. He has published well over 300 scientific papers and research reports, and authored or edited twenty two books. His definitive textbooks on environmental physics have been use by universities and research institutions throughout the world and have been translated into twelve languages.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Translation
Chronology
Prologue: A Personal Testament
Environment and Culture: A Premise and Its Implications
The Ecological Context: A Region of Disparate Domains
The First Riverine Domain: Influence of Mesopotamia
The Pastoral Domain: Legacy of the Bedouin Patriarchs
The Second Riverine Domain: Sojourn and Slavery in Egypt
The Desert Domain: Wanderings in Sinai and the Negev
The Rainfed Domain: Settlement in the Hill District of Canaan
The Maritime Domain: Interactions with Philistines and Phoenicians
The Urban Domain: Convergence of King and Cult in Jerusalem
The Exile Domain: Expulsion, Survival, Revival, and Return
The Overarching Unity: Culmination of Ethical Monotheism
Epilogue: The Lasting Relevance of Early Ecological Influences
Appendixes
On the Historical Validity of the Bible
Perceptions of Humanity's Role on God's Earth
Selected Passages Regarding the Seven Domains
Notes
Bibliography
Index