Item description for Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey by Richard S. Hess...
Overview The author surveys ancient Israel's diverse religious beliefs and practices using biblical, textual, and archaeological evidence.
Publishers Description Archaeological excavation in the Holy Land has exploded with the resurgence of interest in the historical roots of the biblical Israelites. "Israelite Religions" offers Bible students and interested lay leaders a survey of the major issues and approaches that constitute the study of ancient Israelite religion. Unique among other books on the subject, "Israelite Religions" takes the Bible seriously as a historical source, balancing the biblical material with relevant evidence from archaeological finds.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 7.18" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801027179 ISBN13 9780801027178
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More About Richard S. Hess
Richard S. Hess (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado, and editor of the Denver Journal. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including Ancient Israel's History, Israelite Religions, and Song of Songs in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms.
Richard S. Hess currently resides in the state of Colorado.
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Informative Jan 31, 2008
I am a "minimalist" in analyzing the archaeology and Near Eastern references to the Bible, and Hess probably would fall into a centrist-to-maximalist" position. This book, nevertheless, is a cornu copiae of contemporary information which is presented in a logical and will-referenced order. When the author says there are six points to a position, he CLEARLY numbers them, quite unlike many other authors who seemingly forget that they promised a specific number of items. He is one of the few to connect the archaeological discoveries at Emar with Biblical notions. He is generally not "preachy" but occasionaly lapses into a sort of "believer" mentality. His easy writing ability makes the book immensely readable, even for regular folks. Well worth the purchase. I bet it would be fun to be a student in one of his seminars!