Israel and Its Bible: A Political Analysis (Garland Reference Library of Social Sciences Series)

Israel and Its Bible: A Political Analysis (Garland Reference Library of Social Sciences Series)

by Ira Sharkansky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815320213

ISBN-13: 9780815320210

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815320210
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Garland Reference Library of Social Science Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Israel and the Diversity of Biblical Politics5
On Politics and Polities
Politics in the Bible and Israel on the Bible and this Book
Subsequent Chapters
Ch. 2Reading the Bible Politically35
The Politics of Compiling the Hebrew Bible
The Geopolitical Context of Biblical Politics
Does the Bible Depict Political Reality?
The Appeals and Problems of the Bible's Literary Devices
Biblical Commentary and Scholarship
Ch. 3Moses: The Prophet Who Was Closest to God77
Moses' Story
Moses as Political Leader
Ch. 4David: The Pious and Sinful King101
A Biblical Biography
David's Themes
Adjusting the Record
Ch. 5Jeremiah: A Political Prophet129
The Historical and Geopolitical Setting
Principal Lines of Jeremiah's Prophecy
Jeremiah's Political Legacy
Ch. 6Job and Ecclesiastes: Biblical Outliers151
The Book of Job
The Book of Ecclesiastes (The Preacher)
Deciphering the Ambiguous
Are They Outliers With Respect to Other Biblical Texts?
Ch. 7The Several Faces of God173
Which God?
The Focus of Inquiry
I Am The Lord Your God
The Political Roles of God
Was God Almighty?
Ch. 8The Bounded Principles of Biblical Politics197
Power and Its Limits: Authoritarian or Responsive?
Law and Implementation
Pro- and Anti-Monarchical
Ethnocentrism and Universalism
The Elusive Nature of the Promised Land
Historical Progress Against Cyclical Promise and Failure
Ch. 9Biblical Politics and Jewish Vitality221
On Politics and Judaism
The Varieties of David in the Bible and Literature
Ch. 10The Hebrew Bible and Israeli Politics249
Moral Congestion
Managing the Quandaries
Coping
Bibliography277
Index305

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