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Gibeon and Israel: The Role of Gibeon and the Gibeonites in the Political and Religious History of Early Israel (Joseph Blenkinsopp) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521115414
Gibeon and Israel: The Role of Gibeon and the Gibeonites in the Political and Religious History of Early Israel (Joseph Blenkinsopp) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521115414
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Title: Gibeon and Israel: The Role of Gibeon and the Gibeonites in the Political and Religious History of Early Israel

Author: Blenkinsopp, Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521115414

Volumes: 1; Pages: 164

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The site of the city of Gibeon is now identified with a fair degree of certainty with el-J�b, a site about eight miles north-west of Jerusalem. Gibeon is mentioned about forty times in the Old Testament, and was clearly a city of some significance, particularly at the time of Saul, David and Solomon. Dr Blenkinsopp examines the evidence, principally contained in the Bible, relating to Gibeon and the Gibeonites, making use of confirmatory evidence provided by excavations at el-J�b and ancient Near Eastern non-biblical writings. He discusses the ethnic identity of the Gibeonites, the obscure history of the ark before the transfer to Jerusalem, the role of local sanctuaries, the political and religious significance of Saul and the events which are described in the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles as taking place in and around Gibeon. Gibeon and Israel is likely to become a standard work of reference on the subject.ContentsPrefaceAbbreviations1. Gibeon and its cities2. The ethnic identity of the Gibeonites3. The Gibeonite-Israelite treaty4. The battle of Gibeon and its sequel5. The Gibeonite cities during the period of the Judges and the reign of Saul6. Gibeon and the ark: a hypothesis7. Gibeon during the reigns of David and Solomon8. The Gibeonite sanctuary in later sourcesNotes to the textIndex of biblical referencesGeneral index
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