Archaeology of the Land of the Bible The Assyrian Babylonian and Persian periods 732 332 B C

Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.

Author: Amihay Mazar

Publisher: Anchor Bible

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110342826

Category: Religion

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Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.
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Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

The volume covers the period starting with the first permanent settlements around 10,000 BCE, and ends with the destruction of the First Temple by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC.

Author: Amihai Mazar

Publisher: James Clarke Company

ISBN: 0718828909

Category: Bible

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Israeli archaeologist Amihai Mazar introduces the achievements of the dynamic archaeological research in Israel and Jordan and discusses its implications for our knowledge of the world of the Old Testament. The volume covers the period starting with the first permanent settlements around 10,000 B.C.E., and ends with the destruction of the First Temple by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E. and the Babylonian domination of the country. Each of the archaeological periods is presented against its historical and biblical background. Various aspects of the material culture of each period are discussed: the distribution of settlements, the discoveries in the main sites, aspects of civil and religious architecture, pottery making, metallurgy, agriculture, crafts and arts, weapons, jewelry, ritual objects, writing, burial customs, and evidence for trade and cultural relations with neighbouring countries. All these subjects are briefly introduced to create the jigsaw puzzle out of which archaeologists reconstruct the cultural history of the country. The relationship between the archaeological evidence and biblical history is discussed in all relevant chapters. Step-by-step, era-by-era, Amihai Mazar shows just what each archaeological age has to teach the modern reader about the past.The book is illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, maps, photographs, and charts. Bibliographic references provide access to the most recent publications on each of the issues under discussion. This introductory synthesis was written for students and scholars, as well as for those readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the Bible and its world.
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T T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism Volume Two

The schisms long known to have beleaguered the region would of course turn
violent, resulting in two wars with ROME. Signs of the devastation left in the ... E.
Stern, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Vol. II: the Assyrian, Babylonian, and

Author: Loren T. Stuckenbruck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567660954

Category: History

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The T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism provides a comprehensive reference resource of over 600 scholarly articles aimed at scholars and students interested in Judaism of the Second Temple Period. The two-volume work is split into four parts. Part One offers a prolegomenon for the contemporary study and appreciation of Second Temple Judaism, locating the discipline in relation to other relevant fields (such as Hebrew Bible, Rabbinics, Christian Origins). Beginning with a discussion of terminology, the discussion suggests ways the Second Temple period may be described, and concludes by noting areas of study that challenge our perception of ancient Judaism. Part Two presents an overview of respective contexts of the discipline set within the broad framework of historical chronology corresponding to a set of full-colour, custom-designed maps. With distinct attention to primary sources, the author traces the development of historical, social, political, and religious developments from the time period following the exile in the late 6th century B.C.E. through to the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135 C.E.). Part Three focuses specifically on a wide selection of primary-source literature of Second Temple Judaism, summarizing the content of key texts, and examining their similarities and differences with other texts of the period. Essays here include a brief introduction to the work and a summary of its contents, as well as examination of critical issues such as date, provenance, location, language(s), and interpretative matters. The early reception history of texts is also considered, and followed by a bibliography specific to that essay. Numerous high-resolution manuscript images are utilized to illustrate distinct features of the texts. Part Four addresses topics relevant to the Second Temple Period such as places, practices, historical figures, concepts, and subjects of scholarly discussion. These are often supplemented by images, maps, drawings, or diagrams, some of which appear here for the first time. Copiously illustrated, carefully researched and meticulously referenced, this resource provides a reliable, up-to-date and complete guide for those studying early Judaism in its literary and historical settings.
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Archaeology and Cultural Mixture

Why 2 Kings 17 does not constitute a chapter of reflection in the "Deuteronomistic
history". ... Quintus Curtius, with an English Translation in Two Volumes I: Books I
–V (Loeb Classical Library). ... Archaeology of the Land of the Bible vol. II: The ...

Author: Philipp W. Stockhammer

Publisher: Archaeological Review from Cambridge


Category: Social Science

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The Hebrew Bible

Isa 2:2–4; Mic 4:1–5; Ezek 47–48; Zech 14. 41. Deut 9:4–7. 42. See Amihai
Mazar, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000–586 B.C.E. (New York:
Doubleday, 1990); Ephraim Stern, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, volume II
: The ...

Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814731871

Category: Religion

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In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.
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Archaeology and the Old Testament

The Old Testament in the Light of the Ancient East. 2 vols. Translated by C. L.
Beaumont. Edited by C. H. W. Johns. ... Archaeology and the Land of the Bible.
Volume 1: 10,000–586 B.C.E. Anchor Bible Reference Library. New York:
Doubleday ...

Author: James B. Pritchard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725222960

Category: Religion

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Archaeology is a science in which progress can be measured by the advances made backward into the past. The last one hundred years of archaeology have added a score of centuries to the story of the growth of our cultural and religious heritage, as the ancient world has been recovered from the sands and caves of the modern Near East-Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. Measured by the number of centuries which have been annexed to man's history in a relatively few years, progress has been truly phenomenal. This book deals with the recent advance and with those pioneers to the past who made it possible. Interest in biblical history has played an important part in this recovery. Names such as Babylon, Nineveh, Jericho, Jerusalem, and others prominent on the pages of the Bible, have gripped the popular imagination and worked like magic to gain support for excavations. This book is written from the widely shared conviction that the discovery of the ancient Near East has shed significant light on the Bible. Indeed, the newly-discovered ancient world has effected a revolution in the understanding of the Bible, its people, and their history. My purpose is to assess, in non-technical language which the layman can understand, the kind of change in viewing the biblical past which archaeology has brought about in the last century. Since the text of the Bible has remained constant over this period, it is obvious that any new light on its meaning must provide a better perspective for seeing the events which it describes. In short, I am concerned with the question, How has history as written in the Bible been changed, enlarged, or substantiated by the past century of the archaeological work? --from the Preface
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The Concept of Exile in Ancient Israel and Its Historical Contexts

Kirsi Valkama Biblical scholars often wish that archaeological finds would solve
at least some of the problems concerning ... This does not change the fact that an
archaeological study of Judah during the mid-sixth century BCE is problematic for
two reasons: first, ... 1 Ephraim Stern, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Vol.

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110221770

Category: Religion

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The exile is a central turning point in Israel s construction of the past as it is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. The latter s concept/s of exile are involved, among others, in constructions of patriarchal narratives, the Egyptian sojourn and slavery that led to the Exodus, and the motif of the empty land during the Babylonian period. Moreover, ancient Israelite concepts of exile have exerted much influence in later Christian and Jews discourses. This volume gathers papers presented at two workshops organized by the University of Munich and the University of Alberta. "
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Bible Believer s Archaeology Volume 2

Old Testament Chapter 11 ADAM, THE FLOOD & THE TOWER OF BABEL
Turning just a few pages into the Bible, ... These first cities lay in a land modern
historians call ancient Mesopotamia which means “the land between two rivers.”
Those ...

Author: John Argubright

Publisher: John Argubright

ISBN: 9780979214813

Category: History

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Seeking Truth? One of the first questions people have is, “Can I really trust the Bible? This book answers the question with proofs compiled from ancient history and archaeology revealing it’s accuracy. Evidences for Pontius Pilate, Tiberius Caesar, Quirinius, Sergius Paulus, King Herod, the high priest Annas, The Flood, The Tower of Babel, The Ark of the Covenant, the prophet Jeremiah’s enemy, King Cyrus, King Jehu, King Uzziah, Manasseh, King Ahaz and many others.
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Social Justice and the Hebrew Bible Volume Two

Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible. ... In
Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research, 37–84. ... In The
Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land, edited by Thomas E. Levy, 416–30.

Author: Norman K. Gottwald

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498292191

Category: Religion

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CONTENTS PART 1: THE ORIGINS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL Early Israel as an Anti-Imperial Community The Origins of Israel as a Textual Models for Envisioning Early Israel Triumphalist versus Anti-Triumphalist Versions of Early Israel: A Response to Articles by Lemche and Dever Historical Description versus Historical Representation and Symbol The Interplay of Religion and Ethnicity in Ancient Israel Proto-Globalization and Proto-Secularization in Ancient Israel Revisiting the Tribes of Yahweh after Twenty-five Years PART 2: THE POLITICS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL Religion and Politics: Early Israel and Judaism The Puzzling Politics of Ancient Israel The Role of Biblical Politics in Contextual Theologies PART 3: REVIEW AND REFLECTIONS Forward to Jeremy Young, The Violence of God and the War on Terror Reflections on R. S. Sugirtharajah's Asian Biblical Hermeneutics and Postcolonialism. Contesting the Interpretations and The Bible and the Third Way: Precolonial, Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters Review of Stephen L. Cook, The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism Review of Marty E. Stevens, Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel Review of Philip R. Davies, The Origins of Biblical Israel Panel Presentation on Joshua A. Berman, Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought
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Biblical History and Israel S Past

... and recovered from destruction.144 Likewise, volumes such as Stern's
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, volume 2, could spur more up-to-date,
broad studies of Persian-period Judah, in the vein of Hoglund's and Carter's
earlier ones.

Author: Megan Bishop Moore

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802862600

Category: History

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Although scholars have for centuries primarily been interested in using the study of ancient Israel to explain, illuminate, and clarify the biblical story, Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle describe how scholars today seek more and more to tell the story of the past on its own terms, drawing from both biblical and extrabiblical sources to illuminate ancient Israel and its neighbors without privileging the biblical perspective. Biblical History and Israel s Past provides a comprehensive survey of how study of the Old Testament and the history of Israel has changed since the middle of the twentieth century. Moore and Kelle discuss significant trends in scholarship, trace the development of ideas since the 1970s, and summarize major scholars, viewpoints, issues, and developments.
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Alexander the Great

“L'ultimo intervento di Filippo II in Tessaglia nella propaganda mace- done e
antimacedone.” Aevum 74: 81–94 ... Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, vol. ii:
The Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian Periods (732–332 B.C.E.). New York.
Stewart ...

Author: Waldemar Heckel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444360158

Category: History

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Alexander the Great: A New History combines traditional scholarship with contemporary research to offer an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures. Written by leading experts in the field Looks at a wide range of diverse topics including Alexander's religious views, his entourage during his campaign East, his sexuality, the influence of his legacy, and his representations in art and cinema Discusses Alexander's influence, from his impact on his contemporaries to his portrayals in recent Hollywood films A highly informed and enjoyable resource for students and interested general readers
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Daniel Malachi

Its founder, Cyrus II (the Great), by sheer will and brilliant strategy had by 550 BC
merged the Medes and Persians into a fearsome political and military machine
bent on the ... See Ephraim Stern, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible;Vol. II ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310590545

Category: Religion

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Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical scholarship in your hands. Based on the original twelve-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, this new thirteen-volume edition marshals the most current evangelical scholarship and resources.The thoroughly revised features consist of:• Comprehensive introductions• Short and precise bibliographies• Detailed outlines• Insightful expositions of passages and verses• Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture• Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues• Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question• Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes• A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion
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Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology

For the archaeology of the period, see Ephraim Stern, The Assyrian, Babylonian,
and Persian Periods 732–332 BCE (vol. 2 of Archaeology of the Land of the Bible
; ABRL; New York: Doubleday, 2001), 3–214. For the biblical materials, see ...

Author: Andrew G. Vaughn

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589830660

Category: Architecture

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What are archaeologists and biblical scholars saying about Jerusalem? This volume includes the most up-to-date cross-disciplinary assessment of Biblical Jerusalem (ca. 2000-586 B.C.E.) that represents the views of biblical historians, archaeologists, Assyriologists, and Egyptologists. The archaeological articles both summarize and critique previous theories as well as present previously unpublished archaeological data regarding the highly contested interpretations of First Temple Period Jerusalem. The interpretative essays ask the question, "Can there be any dialogue between archaeologists and biblical scholars in the absence of consensus?" The essays give a clear "yes" to this question, and provide suggestions for how archaeology and biblical studies can and should be in conversation. This book will appeal to advanced scholars, nonspecialists in biblical studies, and lay audiences who are interested in the most recent theories on Jerusalem. The volume will be especially useful as a supplemental textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses on biblical history.
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A Pathway of Interpretation

Such a study in archaeology in relationship to the Bible at the present time is
filled with dramatic tension, as the ... Mazar, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible,
vol. 1; Stern, Archaeology of the Land ofthe Bible, vol. 2. 8. We will, in the process
, ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893349

Category: Religion

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Writing with the pastor and student in mind, Walter Brueggemann provides guidance for interpreting Old Testament texts. He offers both advice for the interpreter as well as examples of working with different sorts of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He also demonstrates how to work thematically, drawing together threads from different traditions. His goal is to work through the rhetoric of these passages to reach toward theological interpretation. These investigations indicate Brueggemann's conviction that the process of moving from text to interpretive outcome is an artistic enterprise that can be learned and practiced.
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Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology

( V. ) In the Hermitage at St. Petersburg is a gem of Syrian workmanship on which
is the figure of a god and the characters Y EST * , i.e. ... M. Clermont - Ganneau
has recently pointed out ( Études d'Archéologie orientale , in the Bibliothèque de
l'École des Hautes Études , CXIII , Vol . II , pp . ... The land of Zabsali or Subsalla ,
in the mountains of the “ Amorites , " of which I have spoken in my last Paper ( No.

Author: Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England)


ISBN: COLUMBIA:0035536136

Category: Bible


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The Future of Biblical Archaeology: Reassessing Methodologies and
Assumptions: The Proceedings of a Symposium, ... Archaeology of the Land of
the Bible, v. ... Volume II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods, 772-
332 BCE.



ISBN: STANFORD:36105121676758

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Hellenization and Southern Phoenicia

In Recent Excavations in Israel : Studies in Iron Age Archaeology . Annual of ...
Biblical Archaeology Review 19 ( 2 ) : 18-36 . ... Archaeology of the Land of the
Bible , Volume II : The Assyrian , Babylonian , and Persian Periods , 732-332

Author: Susan Rebecca Martin


ISBN: UCAL:C3512731

Category: Dor (Extinct city).

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The Coinage of Philistia of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

BIBLIOGRAPHY 1996a The Fury of Babylon , Biblical Archeology Review 22 , pp
. 56 - 69 . 1996b Ashkelon and the Archaeology of Destruction : Kislev 604 BCE ,
Eretz - Israel 25 , pp . ... 2001 Archaeology of the Land of the Bible , Volume II ...

Author: Haim Gitler

Publisher: Ennerre

ISBN: UOM:39015066802359

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 410

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A Survey of the Old Testament

Biblical Archaeology Society, 1984. ... The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological
Excavations in the Holy Land. ... Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Vol. 2.
New York: Doubleday, 2001. Walton, John H., Victor Matthews, and Mark

Author: Andrew E. Hill

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310590668

Category: Religion

Page: 800

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This innovative textbook at long last provides an Old Testament survey for undergraduate students that goes beyond basic content. The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The book focuses its primary attention on the purpose and message of each book and attempts to show how the literary structure of each one has been used to accomplish the author's purpose. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics (general and special), history (Israelite and Near Eastern), archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology (biblical and systematic), and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance. Hill and Watson seek to depend on the evidence of the text rather than on presuppositions to substantiate their views. Their commitment to the authority of the biblical text results in a book that, while notably evangelical, is not always traditional. The authors approach the survey mindful of two complicating factors in Old Testament study. First, God's revelation did not come by way of the English language or through Western culture, and therefore we today have to work carefully to receive the message clearly. Second, even when we are listening, we have a tendency to be selective about what we hear or to try to make the message conform to our ideas. The solution is to allow the Bible to speak for itself. The informed reader will find much innovation here and a keen awareness of current scholarship relating to the Old Testament. Above all, this textbook will bring a new vigor and excitement to the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves and see how to understand it as a substantial part of God's self-revelation to humankind. This survey is well illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs. Additional features are the questions for study and the annotated reading list at the end of each chapter.
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Alexander to Constantine

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III Amihay Mazar, Eric M. Meyers,
Ephraim Stern, Mark A. Chancey. Preface This volume has a bit of history behind
it. The idea originated when David Noel Freedman was editor in chief of the
Anchor Bible Commentary and Reference Library. ... our book is a collaborative
one between two scholars with extensive expertise and field experience in
archaeology, ...

Author: Amihay Mazar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300141795

Category: Social Science

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Provides an overview of the intellectual and religious changes during the Greco-Roman period and their impact on world history.
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