9780500050958

CHRONICLE OF OLD TESTAMENT CL

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500050958

  • ISBN10:

    0500050953

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-17
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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Summary

Covering a span of 1,500 years, Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings charts all the leaders of Israel from the Ancestors'”the physical and spiritual founders of the nation'”through the united monarchy under David and Solomon, to the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, Persian and Greek rule and, finally, Roman domination. Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings searches through the mists of tradition to reveal the historical figures behind familiar names such as Moses, David, and Solomon. Did they exist? What is known about them? The rulers are placed in the context of their own world and brought vividly to life, complete with their outstanding feats and their equally notable failings. We are also introduced to less-known but fascinating figures, such as Ahab and his Ivory House; Hezekiah, who withstood the might of the Assyrians; and Judas Maccabeus, who restored Jewish independence. Although leaders of a people dedicated to God, they frequently lapsed into morally questionable behavior, resulting in criticism and censure from Prophets such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Elijah. Key features of the book include: '˘ data files for every ruler, listing important information such as the meaning of their names, their lineage, wives, and children, and Bible references; '˘ portraits of rulers, genealogical trees, full-color maps, and illustrations taken from a huge range of sources; '˘ special features, including the Exodus, the Philistines, the Exile, Solomon's Temple, and the Dead Sea Scrolls; '˘ timelines providing at-a-glance visual guides to reigns and events.

Author Biography

John Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Kings of Ancient Israel 6(8)
Introduction: Chronology and Old Testament History 8(2)
Maps of Israel and the Ancient World
10(2)
Understanding Old Testament History 12(2)
FROM THE ANCESTORS TO THE JUDGES ?1450--c. 1020 BC 14(54)
Special Features
The Exodus
38(22)
The Philistines
60(2)
Samson and Delilah
62(3)
The Ark of the Covenant
65(3)
THE UNITED MONARCHY c. 1020--931 BC 68(24)
Special Feature
Solomon's Temple
90(2)
THE DIVIDED MONARCHY: ISRAEL 931--722/1 BC 92(30)
THE DIVIDED MONARCHY: JUDAH 931--539 BC 122(34)
Special Features
Sennacherib's Campaign
141(2)
The Water Systems of Jerusalem
143(5)
The Passover
148(6)
The Exile
154(2)
THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD 539 BC--AD 70 156(45)
Special Features
Under the Ptolemies
166(2)
Under the Seleucids
168(9)
The Nabataeans
177(3)
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
180(8)
Herod the Builder
188(4)
Herod's Temple
192(6)
The First Jewish Revolt
198(3)
Select Bibliography 201(1)
Acknowledgments and Illustration Credits 202(1)
Index 203

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