Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel [NOOK Book]

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The purpose of this study is not so much to interpret the meaning of the underlying events--a task more properly in the province of biblical theology--as it is to discover the historical data themselves and by every resource at our disposal (including the biblical text, extrabiblical documents, and archaeology) to reconstruct the history of Israel along the lines of ordinary historiographical method, that is, to the extent that such a goal is possible, given the unique nature of...
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Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel

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Overview

The purpose of this study is not so much to interpret the meaning of the underlying events--a task more properly in the province of biblical theology--as it is to discover the historical data themselves and by every resource at our disposal (including the biblical text, extrabiblical documents, and archaeology) to reconstruct the history of Israel along the lines of ordinary historiographical method, that is, to the extent that such a goal is possible, given the unique nature of the material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441217035
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught since 1975. He is also distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Merrill is the author of a number of books, including A Historical Survey of the Old Testament, Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament, and a commentary on Deuteronomy.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations 9
Preface 11
Abbreviations 13
Introduction. The History of Israel and Historiography 15
1 Origins 21
2 The Exodus: Birth of a Nation 57
3 The Conquest and Occupation of Canaan 93
4 The Era of the Judges: Covenant Violation, Anarchy, and Human Authority 141
5 Saul: Covenant Misunderstanding 189
6 David: Covenant Kingship 223
7 David: The Years of Struggle 249
8 Solomon: From Pinnacle to Peril 285
9 The Divided Monarchy 315
10 The Dynasty of Jehu and Contemporary Judah 357
11 The Rod of Yahweh: Assyria and Divine Wrath 391
12 Fading Hope: The Disintegration of Judah 431
13 The Exile and the First Return 469
14 Restoration and New Hope 497
Bibliography 517
Scripture Index 520
Subject Index 530
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