The Israelites in History and Tradition

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 246 pages
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Niels Peter Lemche focuses on the way Israelites understood themselves at different points in history--before, within, and after the monarchy. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding Israel's rich history.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.

  

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Contents

Sifting the Sources
22
Israel in Contemporary Historical Documents
35
Archaeology and Israelite Ethnic Identity
65
The Two Israels in the Old Testament
86
Hunting a Ghost Society
133

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About the author (1998)

Niels Peter Lemcheis Professor in the Department for Biblical Exegesis at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is the Founding Editor of theScandinavian Journal of the Old Testamentand the author of numerous influential works in Old Testament Studies.

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