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Sennacherib's Campaign to Judah: New Studies (William R Gallagher) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004115378
Sennacherib's Campaign to Judah: New Studies (William R Gallagher) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1999) 9789004115378
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Title: Sennacherib's Campaign to Judah: New Studies

Author: Gallagher, William R

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004115378

Volumes: 1; Pages: xviii, 326

List Price in Cloth: $178.00 Our price: $151.99

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In 701 B.C. the Assyrian king Sennacherib launched his campaign against Judah. This event has been recorded in the Hebrew Bible (Isaiah, the Biblical war narratives) and, as a consequence, has decisively influenced Jewish and Christian thought. The war, though, has remained obscure for modern historians.The author of this latest volume in Brill's monograph series Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East brings together both Biblical and Assyrian sources on the campaign. Part of these abundant Assyrian materials are new, and consequently enable the author to give new insights on the event itself. A second major result of this study lies in the new, carefully supported interpretations of some Isaiah oracles, and of both the Assyrian and Biblical narratives of Sennacherib's campaign.The meticulous attention given to textual criticism, translation problems, historiographical questions and its cautiously applied literary criticism make it a model of the contextual method in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies.ContentsList of Illustrations Preface Abbreviations Introduction I The Historical Background of Isaiah 21-22:14 II Other Isaiah Passages: Is. 10:5-19 and 14:4b-21 III The First Phase of the Campaign: Phoenicia IV Eight Western Kings Bring Gifts to Sennacherib V The Second Phase of the Campaign: Philistia VI The Third Phase of the Campaign: Judah VII Source Criticism of II K. 18:13-19:37 // IS. 36-37 VIII Historical Value of II K. 18:13-19:37 // Is. 36-37 IX Historical Discussion of Sources A and B App Why Hezekiah Rebelled Bibliography Index of Biblical Passages Index of Proper Nouns Subject Index Akkadian Words and Phrases Hebrew Words and Phrases Plates
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