This is the most far-reaching interdisciplinary investigation into the religion of ancient Israel ever attempted. The author draws on textual readings, archaeological and historical data and epigraphy to determine what is known about the Israelite religions during the Iron Age (1200-586 BCE). The evidence is synthesized within the structure of an Israelite worldview and ethos involving kin, tribes, land, traditional ways and places of worship, and a national deity. Professor Zevit has originated this interpretive matrix through insights, ideas, and models developed in the academic study of religion and history within the context of the humanities. He is strikingly original, for instance, in his contention that much of the Psalter was composed in praise of deities other than Yahweh. Through his book, the author has set a precedent which should encourage dialogue and cooperative study between all ancient historians and archaeologists, but particularly between Iron Age archaeologists and biblical scholars. The work challenges mant conclusions of previous scholarship about the nature of the Israelites' religion.
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"Zevit’s tome brings the material and textual study of OT religious belief and praxis into a single work. Zevit speaks authoritatively and with a command of both the textual and archaeological data....is the most comprehensive synthesis to date of the archaeological and textual data....will be the reference book for the next decade in biblical studies and will provide dialogue and theory building for the next generation." –Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, September 2004About the Author:
Ziony Zevit is Distinguished Professor of Bible Northwest Semitic Languages at the American Jewish University, USA. He has published numerous works including Solving Riddles and the Anterior Construction in Classical Hebrew. The editor of Hebrew Studies, he is also on the editorial board of The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0826447287 Brand New!. Codice libro della libreria DDR000009782
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0826447287
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110826447287
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0826447287