A HISTORY OF BIBLICAL ISRAEL THE FATE OF THE TRIBES AND KINGDOMS FROM MERENPTAH TO BAR KOCHBA WORLDS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND MEDITERRANEAN

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A History Of Biblical Israel

Author : Philippe Guillaume
ISBN : 1781791422
Genre : History
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There was probably only one past, but there are many different histories. As mental representations of narrow segments of the past, 'histories' reflect different cultural contexts and different historians, although 'history' is a scientific enterprise whenever it processes representative data using rational and controllable methods to work out hypotheses that can be falsified by empirical evidence. A History of Biblical Israel combines experience gained through decades of teaching biblical exegesis and courses on the history of ancient Israel, and of on-going involvement in biblical archaeology. 'Biblical Israel' is understood as a narrative produced primarily in the province of Yehud to forge the collective memory of the elite that operated the temple of Jerusalem under the auspices of the Achaemenid imperial apparatus. The notion of 'Biblical Israel' provides the necessary hindsight to narrate the fate of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah as the pre-history of 'Biblical Israel', since the archives of these kingdoms were only mined in the Persian era to produce the grand biblical narrative. The volume covers the history of 'Biblical Israel' through its fragmentation in the Hellenistic and Roman periods until 136 CE, when four Roman legions crushed the revolt of Simeon Bar-Kosiba.
Category: History

Ancient Israel What Do We Know And How Do We Know It

Author : Lester L. Grabbe
ISBN : 9780567670441
Genre : Religion
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In Ancient Israel Lester L. Grabbe sets out to summarize what we know through a survey of sources and how we know it by a discussion of methodology and by evaluating the evidence. The most basic question about the history of ancient Israel, how do we know what we know, leads to the fundamental questions of Grabbe's work: what are the sources for the history of Israel and how do we evaluate them? How do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? Grabbe focuses on original sources, including inscriptions, papyri, and archaeology. He examines the problems involved in historical methodology and deals with the major issues surrounding the use of the biblical text when writing a history of this period. Ancient Israel provides an enlightening overview and critique of current scholarly debate. It can therefore serve as a 'handbook' or reference-point for those wanting a catalogue of original sources, scholarship, and secondary studies. Grabbe's clarity of style makes this book eminently accessible not only to students of biblical studies and ancient history but also to the interested lay reader. For this new edition the entire text has been reworked to take account of new archaeological discoveries and theories. There is a major expansion to include a comprehensive coverage of David and Solomon and more detailed information on specific kings of Israel throughout. Grabbe has also added material on the historicity of the Exodus, and provided a thorough update of the material on the later bronze age.
Category: Religion

Opfer Beute Hauptgericht

Author : Alexis Joachimides
ISBN : 9783839435076
Genre : Philosophy
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Töten ist ein grundlegendes Merkmal der Tier-Mensch-Beziehung, das in offensichtliche ebenso wie in latente Begründungszusammenhänge eingebunden ist. In diesem Band werden insbesondere Tiertötungen fokussiert, die auf einen wie auch immer gearteten »höheren Zweck« gerichtet sind: als gottgefällige Opferhandlung, zu Repräsentationszwecken wie in der Hohen Jagd oder unter dem Primat des Kunstschaffens. Ausgehend vom Gedanken der Zweckgerichtetheit von Tiertötungen hinterfragen die Beiträge den damit postulierten Sinn kritisch und lassen so die Strukturen und Bedingungen des Tötens von Tieren zutage treten.
Category: Philosophy

The Two State Delusion

Author : Padraig O'Malley
ISBN : 9780698192188
Genre : Political Science
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“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful, and enormously useful.” —Kirkus, starred review Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Now, in a book that is sure to spark controversy, renowned peacemaker Padraig O’Malley argues that the moment for a two-state solution has passed. After examining each issue and speaking with Palestinians and Israelis as well as negotiators directly involved in past summits, O’Malley concludes that even if such an agreement could be reached, it would be nearly impossible to implement given the staggering costs, Palestine’s political disunity and the viability of its economy, rapidly changing demographics, Israel’s continuing political shift to the right, global warming’s effect on the water supply, and more. In this revelatory, hard-hitting book, O’Malley approaches the key issues pragmatically, without ideological bias, to show that we must find new frameworks for reconciliation if there is to be lasting peace between Palestine and Israel. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Political Science

A Return To Justice

Author : Ashley Nellis
ISBN : 9781442227675
Genre : Law
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The juvenile justice system has changed dramatically since its inception in this country. From a system that sought to protect and rehabilitate, to one that sought to punish and incarcerate, it is now refocusing on treatment and redirection. Here, Nellis delivers a history of the system and calls for more reforms to reflect current realities.
Category: Law

Myth And Politics In Ancient Near Eastern Historiography

Author : Mario Liverani
ISBN : 0801473586
Genre : History
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The essays included in this volume analyze important historical texts from various regions of the Ancient Near East. The distinguished Italian historian Mario Liverani suggests that these historiographical texts were of a "true" historical nature and that their literary forms achieved their intended results. Liverani focuses on two central themes in these texts: myth and politics.There is a close connection, Liverani finds, between the writing of history and the validation of political order and political action. History defines the correct role and behavior of political leaders, especially when they do not possess the validation provided by tradition. Historical texts, he discovers, are more often the tools for supporting change than for supporting stability.Liverani demonstrates that history writing in the Ancient Near East made frequent use of mythical patterns, wisdom motifs, and literary themes in order to fulfill its audience's cultural expectations. The resulting nonhistorical literary forms can mislead interpretation, but an analysis of these forms allows the texts' sociopolitical and communicative frameworks to emerge.
Category: History

East Of The Jordan

Author : Burton MacDonald
ISBN : 0897570316
Genre : History
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Annotation Archaeologist McDonald presents the history of the identification of an array of biblical sites and offers his own suggestions for site locations based of information from the biblical texts, extra-biblical literary information, toponymic considerations, and archaeology. Some of the specific sites examined in this book include the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; the Exodus itineraries; the territories and sites of the Israelite tribes, such as Reuben and Gad; as well as Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Gilead. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Category: History

A History Of Palestine

Author : Gudrun Krämer
ISBN : 9780691150079
Genre : History
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It is impossible to understand Palestine today without a careful reading of its distant and recent past. But until now there has been no single volume in English that tells the history of the events--from the Ottoman Empire to the mid-twentieth century--that shaped modern Palestine. The first book of its kind, A History of Palestine offers a richly detailed interpretation of this critical region's evolution. Starting with the prebiblical and biblical roots of Palestine, noted historian Gudrun Krämer examines the meanings ascribed to the land in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Paying special attention to social and economic factors, she examines the gradual transformation of Palestine, following the history of the region through the Egyptian occupation of the mid-nineteenth century, the Ottoman reform era, and the British Mandate up to the founding of Israel in 1948. Focusing on the interactions of Arabs and Jews, A History of Palestine tells how these connections affected the cultural and political evolution of each community and Palestine as a whole.
Category: History

Losing Israel

Author : Jasmine Donahaye
ISBN : 9781781722541
Genre : Travel
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‘A fascinating and powerful book that provides a means to explore Israel’s contested history. Unequal parts autobiography, travelogue and nature book, author and ornithologist Jasmine Donahaye’s Losing Israel is a fascinating and powerful memoir.’ – Haaretz ‘Losing Israel weaves together memoir, travel, politics and birdwatching. It is a brave book, unflinchingly honest, and a beautiful one.’ – Michael Kerr, The Telegraph ‘Beautifully written: an open and deeply honest account of a troubled landscape and the search for the truth. This is also a riveting travelogue and an account of Donahayes lifelong passion for ornithology.” Matthew Stewart ‘Losing Israel is Donahaye’s sorrowing account of how she peeled back Israel and saw that “the true peasants in Palestine were not the kibbutzniks, like my grandfather, but the Arab fellahin... displaced by capital in the 1920s and 1930s, and then by war in 1948. It is also an interrogation of accountability: has she “been complicit by loving a country... whose very existence is based on a wrong?”’ – Ahdaf Soueif, TLS In 2007, in a chance conversation with her mother, a kibbutznik, Jasmine Donahaye stumbled upon the collusion of her family in the displacement of Palestinians in 1948. She set out to learn the story of what happened, and discovered an earlier and rarely discussed piece of history during the British Mandate in Palestine. Her discoveries challenged everything she thought she knew about the country and her family, and transformed her understanding of the place, and of herself. Losing Israel is a moving and honest account which spans travel writing, nature writing and memoir. Through the author's personal situation it explores the powerful and competing attachments that people feel about their country and its history, by attempting to understand and reconcile her conflicted attachments, rooted in her family story - and in a love of Israel's birds. A life-long bird watcher, Donahaye uses birds in Israel and her home in Wales to provide an unexpected and intriguing linking trope across the various themes of the book. Losing Israel stands apart from other titles about the Israel/Palestine situation with its focus on the British Mandate period, Palestine’s history in the 1930s, and the kibbutz movement. Her writing is frank and often immediate: the locations in Israel and Wales are sensually alive, and the author's physical exertions felt by the reader. Her childhood memories of her mother’s kibbutz, and her own experiences in Israel and Wales as an adult also bring originality to her writing. Losing Israel works on many levels - family relationships, the nature of patriotism and nationalism, cultural dislocation, the story of the Jewish diaspora and Israel, how history changes from one generation to the next, the histories of the dispossessed and the oppressed. In combining history, birdwatching, and her personal story Donahaye has written an accessible and human book about an habitual controversial conflict.
Category: Travel

The Quest For The Historical Israel

Author : Israel Finkelstein
ISBN : 9781589832770
Genre : History
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Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Category: History