The Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah

The Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah

by Gershon Galil, G. Galil
     
 

This pioneering study wrestles with the perpetual problem of chronology in the Books of Kings. Starting from the conservative assumptions that the courts of Israel and Judah maintained regnal records, and that these for the most part accurately reflect regnal length, the author arrives at a new and persuasive dating for the reigns and their synchronisms.
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This pioneering study wrestles with the perpetual problem of chronology in the Books of Kings. Starting from the conservative assumptions that the courts of Israel and Judah maintained regnal records, and that these for the most part accurately reflect regnal length, the author arrives at a new and persuasive dating for the reigns and their synchronisms.
In addition, his chronological scheme includes all points of contact between Israel and Judah and external powers, especially Assyria. The result is one of the most responsible and yet most critical chronologies proposed to date, and will be the standard chronological reference for the next decade, if not longer.

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From the Publisher
'...he makes a substantial and sensible attempt to propose an absolute chronology of the Divided Monarchy from the division of the kingdom on the death of Solomon, which he places in 931/930 BC.'
T.C. Mitchell, Journal of Theological Studies, 1998.
This even-handed treatment of previous theories and straightforward presentation of the problems will prove useful for those working on ancient Israelite chronology. For research libraries.
William M. Schniedewind, Religious Studies Review, 1998.
Booknews
Beginning with the assumption that the courts of Israel and Judah maintained regnal records and that they were fairly accurate about the lengths of reigns, Galil (Jewish history, U. of Haifa) develops a new dating for the reigns and their synchronisms. His chronological scheme also includes points of contact between Israel and Judah and external powers, especially Assyria. He works it out a few reigns at a time in chronological order. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004106116
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Series , #9
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gershon Galil, Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is Senior Lecturer in Biblical History in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa.

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