In Search of 'Ancient Israel': A Study in Biblical Origins (T&T Clark Cornerstones 2nd Revised edition)

In Search of 'Ancient Israel': A Study in Biblical Origins (T&T Clark Cornerstones 2nd Revised edition)

By: Philip R. Davies (author)Paperback

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The appearance of In Search of 'Ancient Israel' generated a still-raging controversy about the historical reality of what biblical scholars call 'Ancient Israel'. But its argument not only takes in the problematic relationship between Iron Age Palestinian archaeology and the biblical 'Israel' but also outlines the processes that created the literature of the Hebrew bible-the ideological matrix, the scribal milieu, and the cultural adoption of a national literary archive as religious scripture as part of the process of creating 'Judaisms'. As such, in this volume Philip R. Davies challenges the whole spectrum of scholarly consensus about the origins of 'Israel' and its scriptures, in a manner that is both learned and accessible. For this new edition Davies has provided a new extended introduction, in which he considers how the debate has raged since the book was first published, and in which he repositions this classic work within the present scholarly context.

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Philip R. Davies is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, UK. His publications with T&T Clark include The Origins of Biblical Israel (2007) and The Old Testament World (2005).


Preface to Third Edition Preface to Second Edition Acknowledgements Abbreviations Reflective Introduction Ch. 1 Preliminaries Ch. 2 Searching for 'Ancient Israel' Ch. 3 Defining the Biblical Israel Ch. 4 A Search for Historical Israel Ch. 5 The Social Context of the Biblical Israel Ch. 6 Who Wrote the Biblical Literature, and Where? Ch. 7 How was the Biblical Literature Written, and Why? Ch. 8 From Literature to Scripture Ch. 9 The Emergence of Israel Bibliography of Works Cited Index of References Index of Authors

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  • publication date: 19/11/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780567662972
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780567662972
  • weight: 341
  • ISBN10: 0567662977
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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