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Author Coogan, Michael D.

Title The Oxford History of the Biblical World.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.


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Physical description 1 online resource (1107 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Prologue In the Beginning The Earliest History; Chapter One Before Israel Syria-Palestine in the Bronze Age; Chapter Two Bitter Lives Israel in and out of Egypt; Chapter Three Forging an Identity The Emergence of Ancient Israel; Chapter Four "There Was No King in Israel" The Era of the Judges; Photo Section; Chapter Five Kinship and Kingship The Early Monarchy; Chapter Six A Land Divided Judah and Israel from the Death of Solomon to the Fall of Samaria.
Chapter Seven Into Exile From the Assyrian Conquest of Israel to the Fall of BabylonChapter Eight Israel among the Nations The Persian Period; Chapter Nine Between Alexandria and Antioch Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period; Chapter Ten Visions of Kingdoms From Pompey to the First Jewish Revolt; Chapter Eleven Churches in Context The Jesus Movement in the Roman World; Epilogue Transitions and Trajectories Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire; Chronology; General Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters pr.
Subject Bible -- History of contemporary events.
Bible -- History of Biblical events.
Civilization, Ancient.
ISBN 9780199762538

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