Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period

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Andrew G. Vaughn, Ann E. Killebrew
Society of Biblical Lit, 2003 - Architecture - 510 pages
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What are archaeologists and biblical scholars saying about Jerusalem? This volume includes the most up-to-date cross-disciplinary assessment of Biblical Jerusalem (ca. 2000-586 B.C.E.) that represents the views of biblical historians, archaeologists, Assyriologists, and Egyptologists. The archaeological articles both summarize and critique previous theories as well as present previously unpublished archaeological data regarding the highly contested interpretations of First Temple Period Jerusalem. The interpretative essays ask the question, "Can there be any dialogue between archaeologists and biblical scholars in the absence of consensus?" The essays give a clear "yes" to this question, and provide suggestions for how archaeology and biblical studies can and should be in conversation. This book will appeal to advanced scholars, nonspecialists in biblical studies, and lay audiences who are interested in the most recent theories on Jerusalem. The volume will be especially useful as a supplemental textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses on biblical history.
  

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Contents

The Archaeological Evidence
13
The Missing Link
81
The Text and the Facts on the Ground
103
Jerusalem Judah and the Shephelah during the Tenth Century BCE
117
Solomons Jerusalem and the Zion Tradition
163
Solomon and the Great Histories
171
Western Jerusalem at the End of the First Temple Period in Light of the Excavations in the Jewish Quarter
183
The Urban Development of Jerusalem in the Late Eighth Century BCE
209
The Evidence for the Seventh Century BCE Religious Struggle over Jerusalem
291
The Chroniclers Promotion of Jerusalem in Light of Recent Archaeology
307
An Archaeological Assessment
329
A Response Essay Margreet Steiner Leiden The Netherlands
347
When Did Jerusalem Become a Subject of Polemic?
365
Jerusalem the Late Judahite Monarchy and the Composition of the Biblical Texts
375
Archaeology Ideology and the Search for David and Solomon
395
Is Biblical Archaeology Theologically Useful Today? Yes A Programmatic Proposal
407

Egypts Role in the Events of 701 BC in Jerusalem
219
Assyrian Involvement in the Southern Levant at the End of the Eighth Century BCE
235
An Alternative Proposal
265
A Rejoinder to J J M Roberts
285

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Andrew G. Vaughn is Associate Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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