Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey

by Richard S. Hess


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Archaeological excavation in the Holy Land has exploded with the resurgence of interest in the historical roots of the biblical Israelites. Israelite Religions offers Bible students and interested lay leaders a survey of the major issues and approaches that constitute the study of ancient Israelite religion. Unique among other books on the subject, Israelite Religions takes the Bible seriously as a historical source, balancing the biblical material with relevant evidence from archaeological finds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960245
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard S. Hess (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the author or editor of a dozen titles, including Israel's Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls and commentaries on the Song of Songs and Joshua.

Table of Contents

1. Approaches to the Study of Religion
2. Previous Study of Israelite Religion
3. Pre-Israelite West Semitic Religion: Syria and Egypt
4. Pre-Israelite West Semitic Religion: Palestine and Jordan
5. Narrative and Legal Strands of the Pentateuch
6. Priestly and Cultic Strands of the Pentateuch
7. Early Israel and the United Monarchy
8. Written Sources for the Divided Monarchy
9. Archaeological Sources for the Divided Monarchy
10. Exilic and Postexilic Religion 11. Conclusions

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