Social World of Ancient Israel, 1250 - 587 BCE

Social World of Ancient Israel, 1250 - 587 BCE

by Don C. Benjamin
     
 

Social World of Ancient Israel takes a unique look at the most prominent social institutions of the world of early Israel and the period of the monarchy, and then shows how a proper understanding of these social institutions is essential for sound biblical interpretation. Immersing the reader into five major areas of daily life in antiquity - politics, economics,…  See more details below

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Social World of Ancient Israel takes a unique look at the most prominent social institutions of the world of early Israel and the period of the monarchy, and then shows how a proper understanding of these social institutions is essential for sound biblical interpretation. Immersing the reader into five major areas of daily life in antiquity - politics, economics, diplomacy, law, and education - Matthews and Benjamin explore the ways in which knowing how "players" function in these institutions, such as "father/mother," "prophet/wise one," "host/stranger," can shape our understanding of earliest Israel. Gently exposing the inefficiency of past anthropological models for interpreting the relationships, attitudes and social conventions of earliest Israel, the book's corrective insights will enable scholar and student alike to plot new approaches for studying the Hebrew Bible and the ancient people of Israel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565639485
Publisher:
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/08/2005
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
15.20(w) x 22.60(h) x 2.40(d)

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