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A History Of Biblical Israel

Author: Philippe Guillaume
Publisher: Equinox
ISBN: 9781781791424
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There was probably only one past, but there are many different histories. As mental representations of narrow segments of the past, 'histories' reflect different cultural contexts and different historians, although 'history' is a scientific enterprise whenever it processes representative data using rational and controllable methods to work out hypotheses that can be falsified by empirical evidence. A History of Biblical Israel combines experience gained through decades of teaching biblical exegesis and courses on the history of ancient Israel, and of on-going involvement in biblical archaeology. 'Biblical Israel' is understood as a narrative produced primarily in the province of Yehud to forge the collective memory of the elite that operated the temple of Jerusalem under the auspices of the Achaemenid imperial apparatus. The notion of 'Biblical Israel' provides the necessary hindsight to narrate the fate of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah as the pre-history of 'Biblical Israel', since the archives of these kingdoms were only mined in the Persian era to produce the grand biblical narrative. The volume covers the history of 'Biblical Israel' through its fragmentation in the Hellenistic and Roman periods until 136 CE, when four Roman legions crushed the revolt of Simeon Bar-Kosiba.

Ancient Israel What Do We Know And How Do We Know It

Author: Lester L. Grabbe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567670449
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In Ancient Israel Lester L. Grabbe sets out to summarize what we know through a survey of sources and how we know it by a discussion of methodology and by evaluating the evidence. The most basic question about the history of ancient Israel, how do we know what we know, leads to the fundamental questions of Grabbe's work: what are the sources for the history of Israel and how do we evaluate them? How do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? Grabbe focuses on original sources, including inscriptions, papyri, and archaeology. He examines the problems involved in historical methodology and deals with the major issues surrounding the use of the biblical text when writing a history of this period. Ancient Israel provides an enlightening overview and critique of current scholarly debate. It can therefore serve as a 'handbook' or reference-point for those wanting a catalogue of original sources, scholarship, and secondary studies. Grabbe's clarity of style makes this book eminently accessible not only to students of biblical studies and ancient history but also to the interested lay reader. For this new edition the entire text has been reworked to take account of new archaeological discoveries and theories. There is a major expansion to include a comprehensive coverage of David and Solomon and more detailed information on specific kings of Israel throughout. Grabbe has also added material on the historicity of the Exodus, and provided a thorough update of the material on the later bronze age.

Opfer Beute Hauptgericht

Author: Alexis Joachimides
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839435072
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Töten ist ein grundlegendes Merkmal der Tier-Mensch-Beziehung, das in offensichtliche ebenso wie in latente Begründungszusammenhänge eingebunden ist. In diesem Band werden insbesondere Tiertötungen fokussiert, die auf einen wie auch immer gearteten »höheren Zweck« gerichtet sind: als gottgefällige Opferhandlung, zu Repräsentationszwecken wie in der Hohen Jagd oder unter dem Primat des Kunstschaffens. Ausgehend vom Gedanken der Zweckgerichtetheit von Tiertötungen hinterfragen die Beiträge den damit postulierten Sinn kritisch und lassen so die Strukturen und Bedingungen des Tötens von Tieren zutage treten.