Item description for Israel's History and the History of Israel (Bible World) (Bible World) by Mario Liverani, Chiara Peri & Philip R. Davies...
One of Italy's foremost experts on antiquity addresses a new issue surrounding the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many a tale has been told of ancient Israel, but all tales are alike in their quotation of the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. This book completely rewrites the history of Israel through the evaluation of textual and literary critiques as well as archaeological and epigraphic findings. Conceived along the lines of modern historical methodology, it traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the temporal evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.
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More About Mario Liverani, Chiara Peri & Philip R. Davies
Liverani is Professor of History and the Ancient Near East and Director of the Inter-University Research Center for Saharan Archaeology at the University of Rome and the Archaeological Mission in the Libyan Sahara.
Mario Liverani has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
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Much to be gleaned from a moderate viewpoint Apr 7, 2007
Though historically skeptical and reads the historical texts of the Bible to uncover ideological bias, the combination of Liverani's expertise in ANE background combined with setting Israel in the context of the larger world (esp. the sixth century BC) sets this history apart, and much insight can be gathered here.