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The cultural and religious creativity of ancient Israel : the collected essays of George E. Mendenhall / Gary A. Herion and Herbert B. Huffmon, eds.

Author/Creator:
Mendenhall, George E., author.
Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Publication:
University Park, Pennsylvania : Eisenbrauns, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
lxiii, 592 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Bible -- History of Biblical events.
Bible.
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Palestine -- History -- To 70 A.D.
History of Biblical events.
Jews.
Judaism.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Form/Genre:
Essays.
Essays.
History.
Summary:
"A collection of essays on the history of the biblical tradition by George E. Mendenhall (1916-2016). Includes studies on law, covenant, and the Hebrew conquest of Palestine, as well as excerpts from Mendenhall's own autobiography"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
I. General perspectives on religion and the human condition
Man is more than political (1956)
It's great to be human! (1961)
The conflict between values systems and social control (1975)
The first half of human history (1974)
II. Approaches to the history of ancient Israel
Biblical history in transition (1961)
Migration theories vs. cultural change as an explanation for early Israel (1976)
Method in the study of early Hebrew history (1964)
The ancient in the modern : and vice versa (1976)
Toward a method for historical lexicography of Semitic languages (1990)
Biblical interpretation and the Albright school (1987)
III. Praeparatio : the Near Eastern context of ancient Israel
The Amorite heritage in the west (2004)
Myth, ideology, and the worship of Baal (1985)
Jerusalem in the Amarna letters (2007)
Cultural history and the Philistine problem (1986)
Qurayyah and the Midianites (1984)
IV. The formative period : the origins and formation of Yahwistic Israel
Covenant forms in Israelite tradition (1954)
The Hebrew conquest of Palestine (1962)
Social organization in early Israel (1976)
“Change and decay in all around I see” : conquest, covenant, and The Tenth Generation (1976)
Between theology and archaeology (1978)
Ancient Israel’s hyphenated history (1983)
The suzerainty treaty structure : thirty years later (1990)
V. The adaptive period : Yahwistic faith in an ancient Near Eastern setting
Ancient oriental and biblical law (1954)
The relation of the individual to political society in ancient Israel (1960)
The census lists of Numbers 1 and 26 (1958)
Samuel’s “broken rîb” : Deuteronomy 32 (1975)
The monarchy (1975)
The nature and purpose of the Abraham narratives (1987)
VI. The traditional period : religion under the monarchy
Jerusalem from 1000 B.C.E. to 63 B.C.E. (1989)
Prophecy and poetry in modern Yemen (2000)
VII. Reformation : reappraisals of tradition after the monarchy
The shady side of wisdom : the date and purpose of Genesis 3 (1974)
From witchcraft to justice : death and afterlife in the Hebrew Bible (1992)
The Palestinian grassroots origins of New Testament Christology (1986)
Epilogue : is Generation X the Tenth Generation? (1999).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
George E. Mendenhall: a bibliography of his writings and publications (1938-2007) (pages 537-543).
Contributor:
Herion, Gary A., editor.
Huffmon, H. B. (Herbert Bardwell), editor.
ISBN:
9781575067094
1575067099
OCLC:
1049575046
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