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Ancient Palestine (Facets Series)

Gosta W Ahlstrom

Ancient Palestine (Facets Series)

Gosta W Ahlstrom

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"One of the premier historians of ancient Israel provides an overview of the issues involved in reconstructing the history of ancient Palestine. He demonstrates how one must integrate the study of geography, climate, archaeological discoveries, demography, oral traditions, and written documents - both biblical and nonbiblical - in order to provide the fullest picture of ancient Israelites' experience."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher One of the premier historians of ancient Israel provides an overview of the issues involved in reconstructing the history of ancient Palestine. He demonstrates how one must integrate the study of geography, climate, archaeological discoveries, demography, oral traditions, and written documents-both biblical and nonbiblical-in order to provide the fullest picture of ancient Israel's experience. "The Bible is not a textbook in history, and it was never intended to be one. ... What is regarded as history can only emerge from the result of the historiographer's work. The task of establishing what happened in the past is the ideal, but it can be no more than an interpretation." - Gsta W. Ahlstrm

- Publisher In this volume, the author demonstrates how to integrate the study of geography, climate, archeology, oral traditions, and written documents to provide a comprehensive view of Israel's experience.

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"One of the premier historians of ancient Israel provides an overview of the issues involved in reconstructing the history of ancient Palestine. He demonstrates how one must integrate the study of geography, climate, archaeological discoveries, demography, oral traditions, and written documents - both biblical and nonbiblical - in order to provide the fullest picture of ancient Israelites' experience."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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One of the premier historians of ancient Israel provides an overview of the issues involved in reconstructing the history of ancient Palestine. He demonstrates how one must integrate the study of geography, climate, archaeological discoveries, demography, oral traditions, and written documents-both biblical and nonbiblical-in order to provide the fullest picture of ancient Israel's experience. "The Bible is not a textbook in history, and it was never intended to be one. ... What is regarded as history can only emerge from the result of the historiographer's work. The task of establishing what happened in the past is the ideal, but it can be no more than an interpretation." - Gsta W. Ahlstrm
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In this volume, the author demonstrates how to integrate the study of geography, climate, archeology, oral traditions, and written documents to provide a comprehensive view of Israel's experience.
- Publisher

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