This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of ancient Israel-from the creation account to setting the stage for the New Testament era. This edition has been thoroughly revised, but maintains its focus on Old Testament texts as well as ancient Near Eastern literary and archeological sources to highlight the important modern controversies surrounding this part of Scripture. The work provides an up-to-date, conservative, evangelical position on matters relating to ancient Israel's history and is illustrated with over 600 figures, charts, and maps.
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About "A History of Israel"
Meet the Authors
Walter C Kaiser (Jr)
Walter C. Kaiser, Ph.D., is the President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He was previously the Academic Dean and Vice President of Education, as well as Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
Dr. Kaiser has written many books including, The Old Testament in Contemporary Preaching, Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation, Toward an Old Testament Theology, A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering, Ecclesiastes: Total Life, Toward an Exegetical Theology, Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching, Hard Sayings of the Old Testament and The Messiah in the Old Testament: a History of Israel.
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Paul D Wegner
Paul D. Wegner (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) is professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary, Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the author of The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible; Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching and A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible..
Table Of Contents
list Of Maps                                                                                               preface                                                                                                      abbreviations
introductory Mattersintroduction                                                                                       chapter 1 The Current State Of Old Testament Historiography       chapter 2 Ancient Israel In Its Geographical Context                             chapter 3 Early Historical Context Of Canaan
part I: The Patriarchs And their Residence In Egypt
chapter 4 The Early Bronze Age                                                                 chapter 5 The Middle Bronze Age And The Patriarchs                                chapter 6 The Story Of Joseph: Settlement In Egypt                                  chapter 7 The Three Hundred Silent Years: Growing A Nation
part Ii: The Sojourn In Egypt, the Exodus And Sinai
chapter 8 The Man: Moses And His Mission                                               chapter 9 The Exodus From Egypt                                                              chapter 10 The Sinaitic Sojourn
part Iii: The Israelite occupation Of The Land
chapter 11 Entrance Into The Land Of Canaan                                           chapter 12 The Conquest Of Canaan                                                          chapter 13 The Occupation Of Canaan
part Iv: The Period of The Judges
chapter 14 The Twelve-tribe System                                                         chapter 15 The Judges Of Israel                                                                  part V: The Monarchy
chapter 16 The People&'s Call For A King                                                    chapter 17 King Saul (ca. 1051/50-1011/10 B.c.)                                     chapter 18 The Rise Of King David (ca
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