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History and Historical Writing in Ancient Israel: Studies in Biblical Historiography (Tomoo Ishida) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004114449
History and Historical Writing in Ancient Israel: Studies in Biblical Historiography (Tomoo Ishida) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004114449
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Title: History and Historical Writing in Ancient Israel: Studies in Biblical Historiography

Author: Ishida, Tomoo

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004114449

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 222

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In how far do the traditions in historical writing reflect history in the Hebrew Bible? This momentarily hot-debated question is the central issue of the current volume, in which the author takes a firm stand against the sceptical approach to the unity and historicity of biblical traditions.Part One of the book opens with a systematic examination of twenty-seven lists of the original inhabitants of the Promised Land who were doomed to be dispossessed by the Israelites. Two essays are devoted to a historical investigation into the political leaders sopet and nagid. In the following special attention is given to formulae denoting dynastic change, royal succession and to the expression 'people of the land and house of Ahab'.Part Two deals with the historical interpretation of the narrative of Solomon's succession to David's throne. The author concludes the work with two comparative studies on biblical historiography and inscriptions from Y'dy-Sam'al and Assyria.CONTENTSAcknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction I Dynamism in History and Historiography 1 The Lists of Pre-Israelite Nations 2 Sopet: The Leaders of the Tribal Leagues "Israel" in the Pre-Monarchical Period 3 Nagid: The Term for the Legitimization of the Kingship 4 The People under Arms in the Struggles for the Throne 5 The People of the Land and the Political Crises in Judah 6 The House of Ahab II The Succession Narrative in Historiographica1 Perspective 7 Solomon's Succession to the Throne of David 8 The Narrative of Nathan's Prophecy 9 The Episode of Solomon's Birth 10 The Story of Abner's Murder 11 Solomon's Succession in the Light of the Inscription of Kilamuwa, King of Ydy-Samal 12 The Succession Narrative and Esarhaddon's Apology Bibliography Indices
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