Historiography Ideology and Politics in the Ancient Near East and Israel

In this volume, Niels Peter Lemche and Emanuel Pfoh present an anthology of seminal studies by Mario Liverani, a foremost scholar of the Ancient Near East.

Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000413090

Category: History

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In this volume, Niels Peter Lemche and Emanuel Pfoh present an anthology of seminal studies by Mario Liverani, a foremost scholar of the Ancient Near East. This collection contains 18 essays, 11 of which have originally been published in Italian and are now published in English for the first time. It represents an important contribution to Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies, exposing the innovative interpretations of Liverani on many historical and ideological aspects of ancient society. Topics range from the Amarna letters and the Ugaritic epic, to the ‘origins’ of Israel. Historiography, Ideology and Politics in the Ancient Near East and Israel will be an invaluable resource for Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical scholars, as well as graduate and post-graduate students.
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Israel s Past in Present Research

In addition to his concluding chapter, he also introduces each section and reprints an important essay of his own on history and literary technique.Every reader, including those already conversant with the subject, will gain much from ...

Author: V. Philips Long

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9781575060286

Category: History

Page: 612

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Further, many of the most important names in late twentieth century biblical historiography appear as authors of various contributions: Hayes, Brettler, Van Seters, Miller, and de Vaux. In a work of more than 600 pages, Long finds room for thirty-two different writers. In addition to his concluding chapter, he also introduces each section and reprints an important essay of his own on history and literary technique.Every reader, including those already conversant with the subject, will gain much from reading this book. However, some will also recognize gaps or areas that they wished had been highlighted. Despite the word, 'Recent,' one wonders why no samples of the writings of Wellhausen, and especially of Alt, Noth, and Albright are included. Although most of the essays date from the 1990's, Hans Walter Wolff's contribution comes from a 1963 volume.
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Ancient Conquest Accounts

Author: K. Lawson Younger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850752523

Category: Assyro-Babylonian literature

Page: 392

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Israel s History and the History of Israel

Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel.

Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317488927

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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In 'Israel's History and the History of Israel' one of the world's foremost experts on antiquity addresses the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many stories have been told of the founding of ancient Israel, all rely on the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel. The study traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.
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Plato s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts

Cosmic Monotheism and Terrestrial Polytheism in the Primordial History Russell E. Gmirkin ... An Anthropology of Politics and Power. ... 40 Mario Liverani, Historiography, Ideology and Politics in the Ancient Near East and Israel.

Author: Russell E. Gmirkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000578423

Category: History

Page: 520

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Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts argues that the creation of the world in Genesis 1 and the story of the first humans in Genesis 2-3 both draw directly on Plato’s famous account of the origins of the universe, mortal life and evil containing equal parts science, theology and myth. This book is the first to systematically compare biblical, Ancient Near Eastern and Greek creation accounts and to show that Genesis 1-3 is heavily indebted to Plato’s Timaeus and other cosmogonies by Greek natural philosophers. It argues that the idea of a monotheistic cosmic god was first introduced in Genesis 1 under the influence of Plato’s philosophy, and that this cosmic Creator was originally distinct from the lesser terrestrial gods, including Yahweh, who appear elsewhere in Genesis. It shows the use of Plato’s Critias, the sequel to Timaeus, in the stories about the Garden of Eden, the intermarriage of "the sons of God" and the daughters of men, and the biblical flood. This book confirms the late date and Hellenistic background of Genesis 1-11, drawing on Plato’s writings and other Greek sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria. This study provides a fascinating approach to Genesis that will interest students and scholars in both biblical and classical studies, philosophy and creation narratives. .
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The Creation of History in Ancient Israel

Argues that the biblical historians were influenced by typology, interpretation of earlier texts, satire and ideology; shows how, with this model, we can put together a history of ancient Israel using the Hebrew Bible as a key source.

Author: Marc Zvi Brettler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134649853

Category: Bibles

Page: 272

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The Creation of History in Ancient Israel demonstrates how the historian can start to piece together the history of ancient Israel using the Hebrew Bible as a source.
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From Conquest to Coexistence

This meticulous study of Joshua 9:1—13:7 and archaeology offers a new historical picture of the Late Bronze – Iron Age transition in the Southern Levant and defines the ideology and antiquarian intent of the Israelite historiographers ...

Author: Koert van Bekkum

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004194816

Category: Religion

Page: 716

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This meticulous study of Joshua 9:1—13:7 and archaeology offers a new historical picture of the Late Bronze – Iron Age transition in the Southern Levant and defines the ideology and antiquarian intent of the Israelite historiographers reworking this episode.
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Leading Captivity Captive

In probing the meaning and implication of 'Exile' they also reflect a spectrum of opinions and conclusions. As with Volume 1 of this series, the editor has provided an introduction and concluding reflections.

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567493019

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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In a methodological discussion of this issue, the contributors cover a range of topics, from ancient poltics to modern ideology. The entity known as 'the Exile' has had an extremely forceful influence in Old Testament scholarship, both as an event and as a symbol. But was there an 'Exile'? And if so, how did it fit into the pattern of population deportations that characterized the imperial strategies of the ancient Near East? In a major methodological discussion of this issue, the contributors to this symposium of the European Seminar in Historical Methodology cover a range of topics, from ancient politics to modern ideology. In probing the meaning and implication of 'Exile' they also reflect a spectrum of opinions and conclusions. As with Volume 1 of this series, the editor has provided an introduction and concluding reflections.
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Second Temple Studies IV

Historiography and History Alice Hunt. way I re-enact or perform ancient history. Here is an example. Recently I reviewed a good book on ideologies of state politics in Greece, the ancient Near East, and Israel.12 The author maintained ...

Author: Alice Hunt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567456991

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Collection of the papers presented at the 2004 SBL sessions for the section, Social-Scientific Studies of the Second Temple period.
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The Politics of Ancient Israel

Israel Eph'al , “ On Warfare and Military Control in the Ancient Near Eastern Empires : A Research Outline , ” in History , Historiography , and Interpretation : Studies in Biblical and Cuneiform Literature , eds .

Author: Norman Karol Gottwald

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664219772

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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This work offers a reconstruction of the politics of ancient Israel within the wider political environment of the ancient Near East. Gottwald begins by questioning the view of some biblical scholars that the primary factor influencing Israel's political evolution was its religion.
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