Israelite Religions: An Archaeological and Biblical Survey
: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...
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: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.
Dr. Richard S. Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary. He has held National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and Tyndale House (Cambridge) postdoctoral fellowships and grants. Dr. Hess has done translation and revision work for the New International Version, New American Bible, Holman Standard Christian Bible, and English Standard Version translations of the Old Testament. He is an editor of a series of commentaries on the Septuagint and has translated books of the Septuagint for Logos Bible Software.
He has written commentaries on Joshua (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)The Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Leviticus (Expositor's Bible Commentary revised), Job (Historical Commentary on the Old Testament), and 1 & 2 Kings (New International Commentary on the Old Testament), along with texts on Archaeology and the Old Testament, Hebrew Grammar, and the study of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Old Testament.
- :introduction<br>1. Approaches To The Study Of Religion <br>2. Previous Study Of Israelite Religion <br>3. Pre-israelite West Semitic Religion: Syria And Egypt <br>4. Pre-israelite West Semitic Religion: Palestine And Jordan <br>5. Narrative And Legal Strands Of The Pentateuch <br>6. Priestly And Cultic Strands Of The Pentateuch <br>7. Early Israel And The United Monarchy <br>8. Written Sources For The Divided Monarchy <br>9. Archaeological Sources For The Divided Monarchy <br>10. Exilic And Postexilic Religion &#9;11. Conclusions