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Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium (Lowell K Handy) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004104761
Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium (Lowell K Handy) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1997) 9789004104761
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Title: The Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: Handy, Lowell K

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004104761

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 539

List Price in Cloth: $234.00 Our price: $198.99

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The figure of King Solomon is central to our understanding of the history of Israel and Judah. This volume of collected articles brings the reader up-to-date with the latest scholarship in the field.The work consists of twenty-four chapters and provides important studies in the historical approach to Solomon and to 10th century B.C.E. Judah and Israel with archaeological surveys of the neighboring regions, sociological surveys, and literary readings of the biblical texts. With suggestions for further research and indexes.ContentsPreface Abbreviations Contributors Foreword Separating the Solomon of History from the Solomon of Legend Response: Assessing Solomon: History or Legend King Solomon in His Ancient Context Response to Millard Sources and Composition in the History of Solomon Le roi est mort, vive le roi! A Biblical Argument for the Historicity of Solomon On the Dating and Dates of Solomon's Reign Egypt and East Africa Sheba and Arabia Phoenicians in the Tenth Century B.C.E.: A Sketch of an Outline Inland Syria and the East-of-Jordan Region in the First Millennium B.C.E. before the Assyrian Intrusions "How the Mighty Are Fallen": The Philistines in Their Tenth Century Context Assyria and Babylonia in the Tenth Century B.C.E. Archaeology and the "Age of Solomon": A Case Study in Archaeology and Historiography The Socio-Political Shadow Cast by the Biblical Solomon The Weight of the Bronze Could Not Be Calculated: Solomon and Economic Reconstruction On Doing Sociology with "Solomon" Glory Lost: The Reign of Solomon in the Deuteronomistic History Josephus' View of Solomon Solomon and the Wizard of Oz: Power and Invisibility in a Verbal Palace Solomon's Fall and Deuteronomy The Idealization of Solomon as the Glorification of God in the Chronicler's Royal Speeches and Royal Prayers A Wealth of Women: Looking Behind, Within, and Beyond Solomon's Story The Hellenization of Solomon in Rabbinic Texts The Value of Solomon's Age for the Biblical Reader Postlude and Prospects Index of Subjects Index of Authors Index of Scripture Citations
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