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Kingdom of Priests

Eugene H Merrill
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Kingdom of Priests

Eugene H Merrill

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Eugene Merrill combines conservative evangelical convictions with a sound interpretive methodology that fully appreciates the various genres, rhetorical strategies, and theological emphases of the Hebrew Bible. 560 pages, from Baker.

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Eugene Merrill combines conservative evangelical convictions with a sound interpretive methodology that fully appreciates the various genres, rhetorical strategies, and theological emphases of the Hebrew Bible. 560 pages, from Baker.
- Koorong

"Kingdom of Priests" provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Now updated and revised, this volume addresses and interacts with current debates in the history of ancient Israel, offering an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on historical matters. The text is accented with nearly twenty maps and charts. ""Kingdom of Priests" has served several generations of students and colleagues with distinction, so it is with delight that I welcome this second edition. Judiciously updated throughout, its most important improvement is the engagement of recent historiographical discussions, including a burgeoning literature among evangelicals. I am pleased to recommend it."--David M. Howard, dean, Center for Biblical and Theological Foundations; professor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary "The second edition of Eugene Merrill's now classic "Kingdom of Priests" is a model of the seamless relationship of Old Testament history and theology. While technically a history of Israel, updated and refurbished by the latest biblical research, this book illustrates by its structure, style, and content that OT history was written for theological purposes. But history is not the unwitting servant of theology; rather, they stand alongside one another as co-servants of the message of redemption."--C. Hassell Bullock, Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College "In "Kingdom of Priests," Eugene Merrill follows a sound methodology that uses explicitly stated and well-reasoned principles in analyzing Old Testament events. He demonstrates how the 'facts' of Old Testament history emerge only after sound hermeneutics that giveattention to issues of style, genre, and rhetorical strategies are applied to the biblical text. Merrill provides historical background for each biblical book and period of Israel's history and gives up-to-date information from extrabiblical sources regarding nations and rulers with whom Israel often found itself in conflict. This work is a crowning achievement of a distinguished career devoted to the study of Old Testament history and is destined to become the standard evangelical treatment of biblical history for decades to come."--Mark F. Rooker, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Publisher

The purpose of this study is not so much to interpret the meaning of the underlying events--a task more properly in the province of biblical theology--as it is to discover the historical data themselves and by every resource at our disposal (including the biblical text, extrabiblical documents, and archaeology) to reconstruct the history of Israel along the lines of ordinary historiographical method, that is, to the extent that such a goal is possible, given the unique nature of the material.
- Publisher

From the origins and exodus to the restoration and new hope, Kingdom of Priests offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Merrill explores the history of ancient Israel not only from Old Testament texts but also from the literary and archeological sources of the ancient Near East. After selling more than 30,000 copies, the book has now been updated and revised. The second edition addresses and interacts with current debates in the history of ancient Israel, offering an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on historical matters. The text is accented with nearly twenty maps and charts.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Eugene H Merrill

Eugene H. Merrill (Ph.D., Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He is the author of several articles/books, including a commentary on Deuteronomy (New American Commentary series and Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) and the Deuteronomy study notes for the NLT Study Bible. He also served as a Deuteronomy reviewer for the New Living Translation.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
    preface To The Second Edition
    1. Recalling Israel's Past: Issues And Strategies
    preliminary Considerations
    the History Of Israel And Historiography
    the Old Testament As Historiography
    2. Origins
    israel At Moab
    the Purpose Of Torah
    the Story Of The Patriarchs
    3. The Exodus: Birth Of A Nation
    the Meaning Of The Exodus
    the Historical Setting Of The Exodus
    the Date Of The Exodus
    the Dates And Length Of The Egyptian Sojourn
    patriarchal Chronology
    the Wilderness Wandering
    4. The Conquest And Occupation Of Canaan
    the Land As Promise Fulfillment
    the Ancient Near Eastern World
    the 'apiru And The Conquest
    the Strategy Of Joshua
    the Date Of Joshua's Conquest
    the Campaign Against The Anakim
    alternative Models Of The Conquest And Occupation
    the Tribal Allotments
    the Second Covenant Renewal At Shechem
    5. The Era Of The Judges: Covenant Violation, Anarchy, And Human Authority
    the Literary-critical Problem In Judges
    the Chronology Of Judges
    the Ancient Near Eastern World
    the Judges Of Israel
    the Bethlehem Trilogy
    6. Saul: Covenant Misunderstanding
    the Demand For Kingship
    the Chronology Of The Eleventh Century
    the Selection Of Saul
    the First Challenge To Saul
    the Decline Of Saul
    theological Considerations
    the Rise Of David
    7. David: Covenant Kingship
    the Lack Of Nationhood Before David
    david At Hebron
    chronicles And Theological History
    jerusalem The Capital
    the Establishment Of David's Power
    an Introduction To A Davidic Chronology
    8. David: The Years Of Struggle
    egypt And Israelite Independence
    the Ammonite Wars
    the Beginning Of David's Domestic Troubles
    jerusalem As Cult Center
    the Rebellion Of Absalom
    david's Efforts At Reconciliation
    additional Troubles
    david's Plan For A Temple
    the Solomonic Succession
    the Davidic Bureaucracy
    9. Solomon: From Pinnacle To Peril
    problems Of Transition
    the Failure Of The Opposition To Solomon
    the Conclave At Gibeon
    international Relations
    the Building Projects Of Solomon
    cracks In The Solomonic Empire
    solomonic Statecraft
    spiritual And Moral Apostasy
    solomon And The Nature Of Wisdom
    10. The Divided Monarchy
    the Roots Of National Division
    the Immediate Occasion Of National Division
    the Reign Of Rehoboam
    the Reign Of Jeroboam
    the Pressure Of Surrounding Nations
    abijah Of Judah
    asa Of Judah
    the Reemergence Of Assyria
    nadab Of Israel
    the Dynasty Of Baasha Of Israel
    omri Of Israel
    jehoshaphat Of Judah
    ahab Of Israel
    the Threat Of Assyria
    ahab's Successors
    the Anointing Of Hazael Of Damascus
    jehoram Of Judah
    the Anointing Of Jehu
    11. The Dynasty Of Jehu And Contemporary Judah
    the Reign Of Jehu Of Israel
    athaliah Of Judah
    the Role Of Other Nations
    joash Of Judah
    jehoahaz Of Israel
    the International Scene
    jehoash Of Israel
    amaziah Of Judah
    jeroboam Ii Of Israel
    uzziah Of Judah
    the Ministry Of The Prophets
    12. The Rod Of Yahweh: Assyria And Divine Wrath
    factors Leading To Israel's Fall
    the End Of The Dynasty Of Jehu
    assyria And Tiglath-pileser Iii
    menahem Of Israel
    the Last Days Of Israel
    the Impact Of Samaria's Fall
    judah And The Fall Of Samaria
    hezekiah Of Judah
    the Viewpoint Of The Prophets
    13. Fading Hope: The Disintegration Of Judah
    the Legacy Of Hezekiah
    manasseh Of Judah
    amon Of Judah
    the International Scene: Assyria And Egypt
    josiah Of Judah
    the Fall Of Jerusalem
    the Prophetic Witness
    14. The Exile And The First Return
    an Introductory Overview
    the World Situation During The Exile
    the Jewish People During The Exile
    the World Situation During The Period Of Restoration
    the First Return
    problems Following The Return
    encouragement From The Prophets
    15. Restoration And New Hope
    the Persian Influence
    subsequent Returns: Ezra And Nehemiah
    malachi The Prophet

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  • Catalogue Code 268676
  • Product Code 9780801031991
  • ISBN 0801031990
  • EAN 9780801031991
  • Pages 554
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Mar 2008
  • Sales Rank #56992
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 111 mm
  • Weight 0.875kg

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