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A Brief History of Ancient Israel (Biblical Resource Series)

Victor Matthews

A Brief History of Ancient Israel (Biblical Resource Series)

Victor Matthews

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Drawing on contemporary archaeological findings, this work presents a concise history of ancient Israel from its pre-historical beginnings to the post-exilic period. He provides a cogent and condensed discussion of events illustrated by charts and insets that make the book approachable. Where appropriate, the book also draws on advances in historical geography, as well as comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near East civilizations.

- Publisher "Matthews' A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher Victor H. Matthews is Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.

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Drawing on contemporary archaeological findings, this work presents a concise history of ancient Israel from its pre-historical beginnings to the post-exilic period. He provides a cogent and condensed discussion of events illustrated by charts and insets that make the book approachable. Where appropriate, the book also draws on advances in historical geography, as well as comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near East civilizations.
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"Matthews' A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Victor H. Matthews is Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University.
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Meet the Author

Victor Matthews

Victor H. Matthews (PhD, Brandeis University) is associate dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Old Testament Turning Points, Manners and Customs in the Bible, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Genesis-Deuteronomy, The Old Testament: Text and Context, and A Brief History of Ancient Israel.

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