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Israel and Empire

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An examination of Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible through the lens of Postcolonial interpretation and Empire Studies.>


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An examination of Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible through the lens of Postcolonial interpretation and Empire Studies.>
-Publisher

Israel and Empire introduces students to the history, literature, and theology of the Hebrew Bible and texts of early Judaism, enabling them to read these texts through the lens of postcolonial interpretation. This approach should allow students to recognize not only how cultural and socio-political forces shaped ancient Israel and the worldviews of the early Jews but also the impact of imperialism on modern readings of the Bible.
Perdue and Niang cover a broad sweep of history, from 1300 BCE to 72 CE, including the late Bronze age, Egyptian imperialism, Israel's entrance into Canaan, the Davidic-Solomonic Empire, the Assyrian Empire, the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire, the Maccabean Empire, and Roman rule. Additionally the authors show how earlier examples of imperialism in the Ancient Near East provide a window through which to see the forces and effects of imperialism in modern history.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 314326
  • Product Code 9780567243287
  • ISBN 0567243281
  • EAN 9780567243287
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Apr 2013
  • Sales Rank 53066
  • Dimensions 234 x 155 x 28mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

Leo G Perdue

Leo G. Perdue (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is President and Professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. He is the author of six books including most recently Proverbs (2000);Biblical Theology: Introducing the Conversation (2009), Wisdom and Creation: The Creation Theology of Wisdom Literature (2009); and The Postcolonial Bible Commentary (2012), the editor of ten collections, and has published more than 40 essays and journal articles.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

  • 1. Beginnings; 2. The Crisis Of The Late Bronze Age And The Spawning Of New Empires And Kingdoms (1250-1150 B.c.e.).; 3. Egyptian Imperialism: The Origins Of Ancient Israel In Egypt (lba); 4. Liberated Colonies And The Formation Of A Tribal Nation: Israel's Entrance Into Canaan And The Period Of The Judges (iron I); 5. Imperialism In Early Israel: The Davidic-solomonic Empire (1000-922 B. C. E.); 6. Imperialism: The Establishment Of The Northern Empire (922-722 B. C. E.); 7. Imperialism: The Assyrian Empire (745-612 B. C. E.); 8. Imperialism: The Babylonian Empire (612 - 539 B. C. E.); 9. Imperialism: The Persian Empire (539-332 B. C. E.); 10. Imperialism: The Greek Empire (332-164 B. C. E.); 11. Postcolonialism: The Maccabean Empire (164-63 B. C. E.); 12. Neo-imperialism: The Roman Rule Of Judea In The Late Republic (65 B. C. E.) And The Subsequent Empire (30 B. C. E.-72 C. E.); 13. A Post-colonial Postscript.

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