Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel : Prolegomena to the Study of Ethnic Sentiments and Their Expression in the Hebrew Bible

ISBN-10: 1575060337

ISBN-13: 9781575060330

Edition: 1st 1998

Authors: Kenton L. Sparks

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List price: $37.50
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Eisenbrauns, Incorporated
Binding: Cloth Text 
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.35" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Kenton L. Sparks (PhD, University of North Carolina) is professor of biblical studies and special assistant to the provost at Eastern University. He is author of several books, including Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible.

Introductionp. 1
Israel's Ethnic Identity: Issues and Problemsp. 6
The Role of Ethnicity Studiesp. 16
Ethnicity and Identity in Israel's Ancient Contextp. 23
Ethnicity and Identity in Neo-Assyriap. 25
Ethnicity and Identity in Archaic and Classical Greecep. 51
Ethnicity and Identity in Egyptp. 75
Summaryp. 91
Merneptah's Stele and Deborah's Songp. 94
Israelite Identity and the Merneptah Stelep. 95
The Song of Deborah (Judges 5)p. 109
Summary and Conclusionsp. 122
Ethnicity and Identity in the Assyrian Periodp. 125
Ethnicity and Identity in Hoseap. 126
Ethnicity and Identity in Amosp. 168
Ethnicity and Identity in Isaiah of Jerusalemp. 194
Summary: Ethnicity and Identity in the Assyrian Periodp. 213
Excursus: Core and Periphery in the Assyrian Period - A Proposalp. 219
Ethnicity and Identity in the Judean Monarchyp. 222
Deuteronomyp. 225
Excursus 1: The Tribal List in the "Blessing of Moses" (Deuteronomy 33)p. 267
Excursus 2: The Deuteronomistic Historyp. 272
Jeremiahp. 274
Summary: Ethnicity and Identity in the Judean Monarchyp. 283
Ethnicity and Identity in the Exilic Periodp. 285
Ezekielp. 286
Deutero-Isaiahp. 305
Summary: Ethnicity and Identity in the Exilic Period and Beyondp. 314
Summary and Conclusionsp. 320
The History of Israelite Ethnicityp. 320
Tribal Organization in Ancient Israelp. 325
The Forefather Traditions of Ancient Israelp. 326
Implications For Ethnicity Studiesp. 328
The Task That Remainsp. 329
Theological Reflectionsp. 330
Index of Authorsp. 333
Index of Scripturep. 339
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