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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel.

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Author/Creator:
Niditch, Susan.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016.
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Ser.
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (593 pages)
Subjects:
Jews -- Palestine -- Civilization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Praise
Series
Title page
Copyright
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction
Part I: Methodology: Questions, Concepts, Approaches, and Tools
A: Contextualizing Israelite Culture
Chapter 1 Archaeology: What It Can Teach Us
Introduction to Archaeological Methods of Excavation and Interpretation
"Biblical Israel" of the Text and "Ancient Israel" of the Archaeological Remains
Reconstructing Ancient and Biblical Israel from an Archaeological Perspective
Bibliography
Chapter 2 Israel in Its Neighboring Context
Amorites and the Canaanites
Philistines
Moabites and Ammonites
Edomites
Midianites
Arameans
Conclusion
Bibliography
Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt and Israel: History, Culture, and the Biblical Text
Historical and Cultural Interaction
The Comparative Enterprise
Concluding Comments
Bibliography
Chapter 4 Text and Context in Biblical Studies: A Brief History of a Troubled Relationship
The Bible Displaced
New Historicism to the Rescue?
Down Memory Lane
Note
Bibliography
B: Hebrew Bible and Tracking Israelite History and Culture
Chapter 5 Folklore and Israelite Tradition: Appreciation and Application
The Essence of Folklore
Resistance to Folklore and Misunderstanding
Applications
Findings
Note
Bibliography
Chapter 6 The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: Sources, Compositional Layers, and Other Revisions
Forms of Ancient Revision of Texts
Examples of Scribal Revision in Genesis 1-11
Study of the Formation of the Pentateuch
The Formation of Other Parts of the Hebrew Bible
Conclusion
Bibliography
Chapter 7 Linguistics and the Dating of Biblical Literature
Notes
Bibliography
Chapter 8 Epigraphy: Writing Culture in the Iron Age Levant
Laying the Groundwork.
The Focus: Iron Age Inscriptions in the Levant
Of Kings and Kingdoms: Monumental Inscriptions of the Iron Age
Monumental Inscriptions about Military Conquests: Tel Dan (Old Aramaic) and Mesha (Moabite)
Treaty Texts: Sefire (Old Aramaic)
The King's Public Works and Pious Deeds
The Tell Miqne (Ekron) Temple Inscription (Phoenician of Philistia)
The Public Works of King Mesha (Moabite)
The Public Works of King Amminadab: The Tell Siran Bronze Bottle (Ammonite)
The Siloam Tunnel Inscription of King Hezekiah of Judah (Old Hebrew) as a Public Work
King Hadd-Yithi of Gozan: The Tell Fakhariyeh Inscription (Old Aramaic) and Public Works
Royal Burial Inscriptions: The Ahiram Sarcophagus (Phoenician) and the Royal Steward (Old Hebrew)
Inscribed Cultic Objects and Inscribed Prestige Objects: Inscriptions from Mudeyineh (Moabite) and Kefar Veradim (Phoenician)
On the Bureaucracy of Kingdoms: The Samaria Ostraca and the Gibeon Jar Handles (Old Hebrew)
Old Hebrew Epistolary Texts
The Ubiquity of Religion in Ancient Writing Culture
Bibliography
Part II: Political History
A: Origins
Chapter 9 The Emergence of Israel and Theories of Ethnogenesis
Identity and Origins: A Cautionary Note
Past Research on the Emergence of Israel: A Brief Summary
Archaeology and Ethnicity: Background
Identifying Ethnicity in the Archaeological Record: Some Preliminary Observations
The Emergence of Israel in the Iron Age
The Historical Context for the Emergence of Israelite Traits: Israel and the Philistines
Merenptah's Israel
Israel's Ethnogenesis: A Chronological Summary
Notes
Bibliography
B: Monarchic Period
Chapter 10 The Early Monarchy and the Stories of Saul, David, and Solomon.
The Biblical Texts and the Political History of the Israelite Early Monarchy: Changing Assessments and Current Approaches
Historical Reconstructions through the 1980s
Challenges and Reassessments
Current Interpretations
The Early Monarchy as Israelite State Formation
Other Reading Frames for the Stories of the Early Monarchy
Bibliography
Chapter 11 The Divided Monarchy
Sources
The Regnal Formulae
Preexisting Prophetic Stories
The Split and Its Aftermath (922-875 BCE)
Peace and Political Expansion (875-842 BCE)
Nationalistic Religious Retrenchment and Political Weakness (842-800 BCE)
Limited Recovery (800-775 BCE)
Renewed Expansion (775-750 (738) BCE)
Reaction to Assyria and the Fall of the North (735-715 BCE)
Hezekiah's Revival (715-686 BCE)
Vassaldom (686-640 BCE)
Josiah's Revival (640-609 BCE)
Collapse (609-586 BCE)
Bibliography
C: Postmonarchic Period: In the Land and Diaspora
Chapter 12 (Re)Defining "Israel": The Legacy of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods
The Problem of the Exile
Textual and Archaeological Strata(gies)
Mizpah, Jerusalem and Ramat Raḥel: A Tale of Three Cities
Textual and Religious Constructs
Retrospect and Prospects
Notes
Bibliography
Chapter 13 The Hellenistic Period
Hellenism and the Hellenistic Age: Demarcations and Definitions
Hellenistic Kingdoms and Hellenism in the Land of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora
Political and Social Contexts: Economic Inequity and Native Revolts
The Maccabean Crisis
Jewish Apocalypticism in Its Hellenistic Setting
Conclusion
Bibliography
Part III: Themes in Israelite Culture
A: God and Gods
Chapter 14 The Gods of Israel in Comparative Ancient Near Eastern Context
"Who Is Like Yahweh?"
The Canaanite Pantheon
Literary Portrayals of Yahweh
Conclusion
Notes.
Bibliography
Chapter 15 Monotheism and the Redefinition of Divinity in Ancient Israel
Monotheism's Modern Discontents
The Context for Monotheistic Discourse in the Seventh-Sixth Centuries
Monotheism and the Redefinition of Divinity
Bibliography
B: Mediation: Gods and Humans
Chapter 16 Priests and Ritual
The Priestly Theology of the Tetrateuch
Sinai Revelation of the Covenant
The Sacrificial Cult
Priesthood in the Tetrateuch
Historical Reconstruction: Cult and Priesthood in Israelite and Judean Religions
The Priesthood
Closing Thoughts
Bibliography
Chapter 17 Prophecy
The Perception of Divine Revelation
The Packaging of the Revelation
The Evaluation of Genuineness
Preservation of True Prophecies
Later Interpretations of Written Prophecies
Bibliography
Chapter 18 Apocalypticism
Identification of a Genre
Apocalypticism in the Prophets?
Definition of "Apocalypse"
Persian Period Prophecy
The Hope for Resurrection
A Hellenistic Phenomenon
Bibliography
C: Social Interaction
Chapter 19 Religion at Home: The Materiality of Practice
Making a Household a Home
Setting a Meal
Locating the Dead
Ritualizing the Body
Summary
Notes
Bibliography
Chapter 20 Education and the Transmission of Tradition
Education in the Family Household
Literacy in Ancient Israel
Texts as Mnemonic Aids
Scribal Guilds as Vehicles of Education and Transmission
Bibliography
Chapter 21 Kinship, Community, and Society
Methodological Issues and Terminology
Kinship When There Was No King: The Social Structure of Early Israel (1200-1000 BCE)
The Social History of Iron Age II: A Changing Landscape
The Beginnings of Diaspora: Judeans in Babylon and Egypt in the Sixth-Fifth Centuries BCE.
Judah in the Persian Era: Social Disruption and the Fraying of Community Ties
Hellenistic Judea: Urbanization and Sectarianism
Conclusion
Bibliography
Chapter 22 Law and Legal Literature
Biblical Sources of Law
Forms of Law
Areas of Law
Legal Institutions
The Ideologies and Historical Contexts of the Law Collections
The Literary Frame of Biblical Law
Legal Revision as a Means of Cultural Renewal
The Decalogue
Deuteronomy's Draft Constitution: The Origins of Rule of Law and Separation of Powers
Conclusions: The Legacy of Biblical Law for the Modern World
Bibliography
Chapter 23 Women's Lives
Sources
Economic Activities: Women at Work
Reproductive Activities: Women and Children
Social and Political Activities: Women and Their Communities
Women's Religious Activities: Regular and Occasional
Outside the Household: Women's Community Roles
Conclusions
Bibliography
Chapter 24 Economy and Society in Iron Age Israel and Judah: An Archaeological Perspective
Archaeological Chronology and Political Context
Sources of Evidence and Conceptual Frameworks
Households, Villages, Walled Towns and "Urbanism"
Bibliography
D: Artistic Expression
Chapter 25 Verbal Art and Literary Sensibilities in Ancient Near Eastern Context
Extrinsic Considerations of Literariness: Marking the Literary Text
Intrinsic Considerations of Literariness: Repetition
Extending the Line: Incremental Development
The Power of the Word and the Significance of the Pun
Literary Art in Writing
Bibliography
Chapter 26 The Flowering of Literature in the Persian Period: The Writings/Ketuvim
The Ketuvim in the Persian Period
The Narratives in the Writings/Ketuvim as Responses to Crisis
Poetic and Proverbial Literature
Conclusions
Note
Bibliography.
Chapter 27 Hellenistic Period Literature in the Land of Israel.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Niditch, Susan The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel
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9780470656778
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