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Israel and Empire A Postcolonial History of Israel and Early Judaism

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ISBN-10: 0567243281

ISBN-13: 9780567243287

Edition: 2011

Authors: Leo G. Perdue, Warren Carter, Coleman A. Baker, Warren Carter

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Israel and Empire introduces students to the history, literature, and theology of the Hebrew Bible and texts of early Judaism, enabling them to read these texts through the lens of postcolonial interpretation. This approach should allow students to recognize not only how cultural and socio-political forces shaped ancient Israel and the worldviews of the early Jews but also the impact of imperialism on modern readings of the Bible.
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List price: $55.90
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 1/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The Main Concerns of Postcolonialism: Characteristics of Subaltern Writings and Readings in Religion and Theology.
The Crisis of the Late Bronze Age and the Spawning of New Empires and Kingdoms (1250-1150 B.C.E.).
First Cause: Natural Cataclysm or the Conquest of Troy?
The Fall of Troy and the Mycenean and Minoan Empires
The Formation of New Kingdoms and Empires in Asia Minor
The Disruption of the Imperial Period in Egypt and the Decline of the Ramesside Dynasty
The Fall of the Empire of the Mitanni
The Emergence of Assyria and Babylonia
Egyptian Imperialism: The Origins of Ancient Israel in Egypt (LBA)
The Ancient Near in the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 B. C. E.)
The Egyptian Empires
Isael in Egypt: Slavery and Liberation
A Postcolonial Interpretation.
Liberated Colonies and the Formation of a Tribal Nation: Israel's Entrance into Canaan and the Period of the Judges (Iron I)
Introduction: Canaan and the Early Iron Age (Iron I, 1200-1000 B. C. E.)
The �ǣConquest�Ǡ of Canaan in Biblical Literature.
Three Historical Interpretations of Israel's Entrance to the Land: Military Invasion, Peaceful Infiltration, and Revolution.
Postcolonial Interpretation
Imperialism in Early Israel: The Davidic-Solomonic Empire (1000-922 B. C. E.)
The Failure of the Monarchy of Saul
The Kingship of David and the Israelite Empire
The Kingship of Solomon and the Development of the Empire
Postcolonial Interpretation
Imperialism: The Establishment of the Northern Empire (922-722 B. C. E.)
The Division of the Empire (The Divided Kingdoms)
The Northern Empire (Israel)
The Southern Kingdom (Judah)
Postcolonial Interpretation.
Imperialism: The Assyrian Empire (745-612 B. C. E.)
The DH and the Classical Prophets (First Isaiah and Jeremiah), a Conflict in Ideologies.
Postcolonial Interpretation.
Imperialism: The Babylonian Empire (612 - 539 B. C. E.)
Judah as a political, social, and religious colony prior to rebellion and the exile.
Exile and Deportation: Life in the Diaspora/Exile and the Means of Preserving Identity
The Classical Prophets (Second Isaiah and Ezekiel): the new Exodus and the New Jerusalem.
The Books of Job, Habakkuk, and Lamentations: a Time for Mourning and Questioning.
Postcolonial Interpretation.
Imperialism: The Persian Empire (539-332 B. C. E.)
Imperial policies of the Achaemenid Dynasty: Cessation of Exile, Requirements of Codification, and the Propaganda of Tolerance
The Return from Exile and the Rebuilding of the Temple
The Rebuilding of the City walls by Nehemiah
The Reform of Ezra and the Constructing of Second Temple Judaism
The Formulation of the Torah as the Central Defining Document for Early Judaism
Postcolonial Interpretation.
Imperialism: The Greek Empire (332-164 B. C. E.)
Alexander the Great and Hellenism
The Ptolemies (312 -200 B. C. E.)
The Seleucids (200-164 B. C. E.)
The Book of Qoheleth as a Criticism of Divine Justice in Controlling History
Early Apocalypticism: The Book of Daniel, the Isaiah Apocalypse, Deutero-Zechariah (9-14), and the Book of Enoch.
The Development of Jewish Sects: Essenes (Qumran), Pharisees, Sadducees, Hellenistic Judaism, and Zealots and their varied responses to Torah, Hellenism, and imperialism
Postcolonial Interpretation.
Jewish Assimilation of Hellenistic Culture (especially in Egypt, according to the Wisdom of Solomon); Jewish Toleration of Hellenism (Ben Sira); the .Rejection of Hellenistic Culture (I Maccabees).
The Status of Women
Apocalyptic Vision: the Reign of God and the Defeat of the Wicked Empires (Daniel and I Enoch).
Postcolonialism: the Maccabean Empire (164-63 B. C. E.)
National Self-Rule
The Importance of Temple, Torah, Jerusalem, and Empire (David and Solomon)
Colony to Rome
The Partition into Kingdoms
Postcolonial Interpretation
Neo-Imperialism: The Roman Rule of Judea in the Late Republic (65 B. C. E.) and the Subsequent Empire (30 B. C. E.-72 C. E.)
Roman Imperial Policies
Jewish political and socio-religious life in the Roman Empire
The Great Revolt (66-72 C. E.) and the Destruction of Jerusalem
Postcolonial Interpretation
A Post-Colonial Postscript