Ancient Israel : From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-01
  • Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society
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Immensely readable and digestible in just a few sittings, this book examines the complete history of ancient Israel from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Offers highest-quality authorship from respected leaders in their fields. Provides numerous color and black-and-white photos, maps, charts, and timelines. Gives a broader sweep of history, starting at an earlier point and/or ending at a later point than other books on the subject. Adds and updates evidence, analysis, and insights of events, based on developments since the book's first edition. Perfect for adult study groups and Bible groups, and anyone who wants to learn more about Israel's history or needs a refresher course.

Table of Contents

Color Plates vii
Maps and Charts
Authors viii
Abbreviations xii
Introduction to the Revised Edition xiii
Introduction to the Original Edition xvii
Acknowledgments xxiii
The Patriarchal Age: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
Ronald S. Hendel
Israel in Egypt: The Egyptian Sojourn and the Exodus
Nahum M. Sarna
Hershel Shanks
The Settlement in Canaan: The Period of the Judges
Joseph A. Callaway
J. Maxwell Miller
The United Monarchy: Saul, David and Solomon
Andre Lemaire
The Divided Monarchy: The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel
Siegfried H. Horn
P. Kyle McCarter, Jr.
Exile and Return: From the Babylonian Destruction to the Reconstruction of the Jewish State
James D. Purvis
Eric M. Meyers
The Age of Hellenism: Alexander the Great and the Rise and Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom
Lee I. Levine
Roman Domination: The Jewish Revolt and the Destruction of the Second Temple
Shaye J. D. Cohen
Michael Satlow
Notes 299(46)
Index 345

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