The Israelites: An Introduction

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Overview

Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135.

Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman world and their legacy. An appendix provides:

* a chronology
* the Hebrew alphabet
* weights, measures and coins
* the Jewish calendar
* a guide to further reading for easy reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415180955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/22/1999
  • Series: Peoples of the Ancient World Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,175,040
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of charts
List of maps
Preface
1 The origins of the Israelites 1
2 The land of the Israelites 25
3 Kings and prophecies 51
4 The two monarchies 81
5 The Israelites: society, culture, religion 106
6 The Judaeans: Babylonian exile 586-538 BCE, and the Persian years 538-332 BCE 127
7 Judaea: Hellenistic and Hasmonaean years 332-36 BCE 143
8 The Jews and the Roman world 63 BCE-135 CE 165
9 Legacies of the Israelites 202
App. 1 The Jewish calendar 208
App. 2 Weights and measures 210
App. 3 Table of dates 212
Bibliography 215
Index 221
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