A Biblical History of Israel / Edition 1

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Overview

In this much-anticipated textbook, three respected biblical scholars have written a history of ancient Israel that takes the biblical text seriously as an historical document. While also considering nonbiblical sources and being attentive to what disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and sociology suggest about the past, the authors do so within the context and paradigm of the Old Testament canon, which is held as the primary document for reconstructing Israel's history. In Part One, the authors set the volume in context and review past and current scholarly debate about learning Israel's history, negating arguments against using the Bible as the central source. In Part Two, they seek to retell the history itself with an eye to all the factors explored in Part One.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664220907
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/19/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 383,135
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Iain Provan is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

V. Philips Long is Professor of Old Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Simplified Chronology of Archaeological Periods in Canaan
List of Abbreviations
Pt. I History, Historiography, and the Bible
Ch. 1 The Death of Biblical History? 3
Ch. 2 Knowing and Believing: Faith in the Past 36
Ch. 3 Knowing about the History of Israel 51
Ch. 4 Narrative and History: Stories about the Past 75
Ch. 5 A Biblical History of Israel 98
Pt. II A History of Israel from Abraham to the Persian Period
Ch. 6 Before the Land 107
Ch. 7 The Settlement in the Land 138
Ch. 8 The Early Monarchy 193
Ch. 9 The Later Monarchy: Solomon 239
Ch. 10 The Later Monarchy: The Divided Kingdoms 259
Ch. 11 Exile and After 278
Notes 305
Index of Biblical Passages 389
Index of Scholars Cited 399
Index of Select Topics 412
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