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Behind the scenes of the Old Testament : cultural, social, and historical contexts

Author: Jonathan S Greer; John W Hilber; John H Walton
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A team of world-class scholars covers the full range of Old Testament backgrounds studies in a concise, authoritative, and comprehensive manner"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan S Greer; John W Hilber; John H Walton
ISBN: 9780801097751 0801097754
OCLC Number: 1043053255
Description: xix, 615 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction to historical geography / Paul H. Wright --
Regions and routes in the Levant / Carl G. Rasmussen --
Climate and environment of the Levant / Elizabeth Arnold --
Plants and animals of the land of Israel / Daniel Fuks, Nimrod Marom --
Introduction to biblical archaeology / Seymour Gitin --
Archaeology of the late Bronze Age / Joe Uziel --
Archaeology of the Iron Age I / Aren M. Maeir --
Archaeology of the Iron Age II / Amihai Mazar --
Archaeology of the neo-Babylonian and Persian periods / Constance E. Gane --
Archaeology of the Hellenistic Period / Jordan Ryan --
Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern literature / Adam E. Miglio --
Mesopotamian literature / David C. Deuel --
Egyptian literature / Nili Shupak --
Hittite literature / Alice Mouton --
Ugaritic literature / William D. Barker --
Northwest Semitic inscriptions / Margaret E. Cohen --
Hebrew inscriptions / Judith M. Hadley --
Early Jewish literature / Ryan E. Stokes --
Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern iconography / Izak Cornelius --
Egyptian iconography / Laura Wright --
Mesopotamian and Anatolian iconography / Daniel Bodi --
Canaanite/Israelite iconography / Brent A. Strawn --
The ancestral period / Richard S. Hess --
The Egyptian sojourn and the Exodus / David A. Falk --
The settlement period / Pekka Pitkänen --
The united monarchy / Steven M. Ortiz --
The divided monarchy : Israel / Jens Bruun Kofoed --
The divided monarchy : Judah / Eric L. Welch --
The exile and the exilic communities / Deirdre N. Fulton --
The Achaemenid Persian Empire in the West and Persian-period Yehud / Kenneth A. Ristau --
The Maccabean revolt and Hasmonean statecraft / Joel Willitts --
Akhenaten and the Amarna period / Mark D. Janzen --
The late Bronze Age collapse and the Sea Peoples’ migrations / Gregory D. Mumford --
Sheshonq’s Levantine conquest and biblical history / Yigal Levin --
The battle of Qarqar and Assyrian aspirations / Mark W. Chavalas --
The Mesha inscription and relations with Moab and Edom / Juan Manuel Tebes --
The Tel Dan inscription and the deaths of Joram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah / K. Lawson Younger Jr. --
Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah and neo-Assyrian expansion / Kyle H. Keimer --
Eighth-century Levantine earthquakes and natural disasters / Ryan N. Roberts --
The battle of Carchemish and seventh/sixth-century regional politics / Sara L. Hoffman --
Alexander the Great and Hellenism / D. Brent Sandy --
Interactions in the ancient cognitive environment / John H. Walton --
Monotheism in ancient Israel / Matthew J. Lynch --
The temple in context / John H. Walton --
Priests in the Ancient Near East / Gerald A. Klingbeil --
Worship, sacrifice, and festivals in the Ancient Near East / Roy E. Gane --
Prophecy, divination, and magic in the Ancient Near East / John W. Hilber --
Family religion in ancient Israel / Andrew R. Davis --
Death and burial in the Iron Age Levant / Christopher B. Hays --
Tribes and nomads in the Iron Age Levant / Thomas D. Petter --
Women in ancient Israel / Carol Meyers --
Family, children, and inheritance in the biblical world / Victor H. Matthews --
Seasons, crops, and water in the land of the bible / Oded Borowski --
Trade in the late Bronze and Iron Age Levant / Joshua T. Walton --
Slavery in the world of the Bible / Richard E. Averbeck --
The local economies of ancient Israel / Peter Altmann --
Metallurgy in the world of the Bible / Brady Liss, Thomas E. Levy --
Ancient technologies of everyday life / Gloria London --
Food preparation in Iron Age Israel / Cynthia Shafer-Elliott --
Feasting in the biblical world / Janling Fu --
Music and dance in the world of the Bible / Annie F. Caubet --
Kingship and the state in ancient Israel / Nili S. Fox --
Social stratification in the Iron Age Levant / Avraham Faust --
Law and legal systems in ancient Israel / David W. Baker --
Wisdom traditions in ancient Israel / Paul Overland --
Warfare in the world of the Bible / Mark Schwartz.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton.
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