The Politics of Ancient Israel

(Paperback - Mar 2007)
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In this volume, Norman Gottwald reconstructs the politics of ancient Israel within the larger political environment of the ancient Near East. He questions the prevailing view that the Hebrew Bible, supported by archeological evidence when necessary, should be the primary source to diagram the evolution of Israel's political history. Along with a thorough and nuanced discussion of the matrix of ancient Near Eastern politics, Gottwald suggests how the monarchies of Israel and Judah developed. With imaginative and masterful insight, Gottwald tackles head-on the problems of religion, power, and politics in the history of ancient Israel.

Volumes in the Library of Ancient Israel draw on multiple disciplines--such as archaeology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and literary criticism--to illuminate the everyday realities and social subtleties these ancient cultures experienced. This series employs sophisticated methods resulting in original contributions that depict the reality of the people behind the Hebrew Bible and interprets these insights for a wide variety of readers.


  • SKU: 9780664232344
  • SKU10: 0664232345
  • Title: The Politics of Ancient Israel
  • Series: Library of Ancient Israel
  • Qty Remaining Online: 58
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Date Published: Mar 2007
  • Pages: 388
  • Weight lbs: 1.25
  • Dimensions: 9.00" L x 6.00" W x 0.86" H
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Subject: Biblical Studies - Old Testament


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