Item description for Early History of the Israelite People: From the Written & Archaeological Sources (Brill's Scholars' List) by Thompson...
This is a groundbreaking book on the origins of Israel, taking into account the contexts of geography, anthropology, and sociology, and drawing on a careful analysis of archaeological and written evidence. Thompson argues that none of the traditional models for the origin of biblical Israel in terms of conquest, peaceful settlement, or revolution are viable. The ninth and eighth century BC State of Israel is a product of the Mediterranean economy. The development of the ethnic concept of biblical Israel finds its context in history first at the time of the Persian renaissance. The volume presents a clear historical context and an interpretative matrix for the Bible.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.58" Height: 1.42" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 18, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004119434 ISBN13 9789004119437
Availability 0 units.
More About Thompson
T. Jack Thompson, Ph.D. (1980) in African Church History, University of Edinburgh, is now Lecturer in Mission Studies at the Centre for the Study of Christianity, University of Edinburgh.