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: 1.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" 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 (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. He is the editor or author of a number of works, including the commentary on Joshua in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, Family in the Bible, and Israel's Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Richard S. Hess currently resides in the state of Colorado.
Richard S. Hess has published or released items in the following series...
Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms
Reviews - What do customers think about Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey?
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!