Saul and the Monarchy: A New Look

Saul and the Monarchy: A New Look

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754652041

ISBN-13: 9780754652045

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The negative biblical presentation of King Saul of Israel has been biased in favour of David at the expense of Saul. This book presents a more positive picture and more realistic view of the culture of the period extending from Saul to the schism. Simcha Shalom Brooks explores a number of controversial issues such as the historicity of the biblical text on which so

Overview

The negative biblical presentation of King Saul of Israel has been biased in favour of David at the expense of Saul. This book presents a more positive picture and more realistic view of the culture of the period extending from Saul to the schism. Simcha Shalom Brooks explores a number of controversial issues such as the historicity of the biblical text on which so many modern scholars are sharply divided; that David was ambitious and coveted Saul's throne, and even though David became king, the people continued to support the house of Saul. This book makes a valuable contribution to the current biblical debate as to the existence of ancient Israel in the Iron Age 1 Period. Simcha Shalom Brooks draws on literary, historical and archaeological material to present a balanced view of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754652045
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Society for Old Testament Study Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Ancient Israel: fiction or historical reality?; Introduction to the emergence of monarchy; Saul and the Deuteronomist; Saul and David; King Saul: origins and achievements; Gibeah of Saul; From Saul to the Schism; Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Indexes.

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