Brief History of Ancient Israel

ISBN-10: 0664224369

ISBN-13: 9780664224363

Edition: 2003

Authors: Victor H. Matthews

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Ancestral Narratives: A Sea of Names and Places
Tales of Origins and Heroes
The Ancestral Narratives
Precedents and Constitutional Experiences in the Ancestral Narratives
Covenant Making
Abram/Abraham Builds an Altar
Abraham Purchases His Family Burial Plot
Jacob Obtains the Covenantal Blessing
Jacob Makes a Treaty with Laban
The Israelites Move to the Delta Region of Lower Egypt (Goshen)
Dealing with the Wealth of Names
Exodus and Settlement Period
Putting the Story Together
Superpower Politics and Diplomacy
Aids to Chronology and Historical Reconstruction
Archaeological Data
Precedents Important for Later History
Early Monarchy Period (ca. 1030-900 B.C.E.)
Judges Period as a Political Transition
Saul and the Establishment of a Chiefdom
David and the Kingdom of Israel
Solomon and the Organization of a Monarchy
Reconstruction of the Tenth-Century Monarchy
Precedents Formed in the Early Monarchic Narrative
Period of the Divided Kingdom (ca. 925-586 B.C.E.)
Extrabiblical Sources and Historicity
Division of the Kingdom
Jeroboam's Sin and the Pattern of Leadership in Israel
Dynastic Changes in the Northern Kingdom
The Household of Omri
The Eighth Century and the Mounting Assyrian Threat
Judah Stands Alone (ca. 720-586 B.C.E.)
Hezekiah's Reform
The Last Days of Judah
Josiah, Reform, and Disaster
The Last Kings of Judah
From Exile to Alexander (ca. 597-322 B.C.E.)
Aftermath of 587
Those Who Remained Behind
Those Taken into Exile
Restoration Period
Those Who Returned
The Role of Ezra and Nehemiah
Alexander of Macedon and the Beginning of the Hellenistic Age
Major Events During the Monarchy Period
Index of Ancient Sources
Author Index
Subject Index
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