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    DescriptionWhere did the Israelites originate? What was the fate of the Canaanites? In this revealing introduction, Jonathan M. Golden tackles these and other hotly debated questions. Drawing on the extensive and often surprising archeological record, he looks at daily life in antiquity, providing rich portraits of the role of women, craft production, metallurgy, technology, political and social organization, trade, and religious practices. Golden traces the great religious traditions that emerged in this region back to their most ancient roots, drawing on the evidence of scriptures and other texts as well as the archeological record. Though the scriptures stress the primacy of Israel, the author considers the Canaanites and Philistines as well, examining the differences between highland and coastal cultures and the cross-fertilization between societies. He offers a clear, objective look at the evidence for the historical accuracy of the biblical narrative, based on the latest thinking among archeologists worldwide.


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    Title
    Ancient Canaan and Israel
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan M. Golden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195379853
    ISBN 10: 0195379853
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000, REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 56
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REL006630
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBBHS
    B&T Approval Code: A15304500, A14202000, A13422000
    DC22: 933
    Abridged Dewey: 933
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAL
    LC classification: DS121.55 .G57 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    21 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jonathan M. Golden is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Caspersen Centers at Drew University.
    Review quote
    'Golden presents a 4,000-year history of the Holy Land that incorporates new findings from excavations and shifts in the field's theoretical underpinnings. After introducing the ancient cultures of the southern Levant and resources for their study, he situates these cultures in geographic, economic, social, political, religious, material culture, and intellectual contexts. The author discusses current controversies, including 'biblical archeology' as supporting modern political agendas. The well-illustrated volume includes a chronology, glossary, and an extensive reference list for further study by nonspecialists.'- Book News 'Golden presents a balanced, nonjudgmental synopsis of scholarly opinion on the culture, faith, and fate of biblical Israel ... In sum, a well-crafted primer to the life and time of ancient Israel.' American Reference Books Annual
    Table of contents
    List of Maps ; Series Editor's Preface ; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Chronology ; PART 1: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Introduction ; Cultural History of Ancient Israel: An Overview ; Summary of Resources ; PART 2: CANAANITE AND ISRAELITE CIVILIZATION ; 2. Environment and Ecology ; The Physical Landscape ; Shifting Patterns of Land Use ; 3. Historical and Chronological Setting ; Major Events in the History of Syro-Palestinian Cultures ; Major Techniques in Chronology Building ; A Brief History of Discovery ; Israeli Archaeology ; Literary Evidence from Ancient Israel ; 4. Origins, Growth, and Decline of Levantine Cultures ; Prehistoric Cultures: Major Developments in Late Prehistory ; The Canaanites ; Peoples of the Iron Age ; The Israelites of the Iron 2 ; 5. Economics ; Chalcolithic Period: The Origins of Economic Complexity ; Early Bronze Age ; Middle Bronze Age ; Late Bronze Age ; Iron 1: The Economy of the Highlands and "Proto-Israelites" ; Iron 1: The Economy of the Southern Coastal Plain ; Iron 2: The Israelite Economy ; The Economy of Philistia in the Iron 2 ; 6. Social Organization ; Chalcolithic Period ; Early Bronze Age ; Intermediate Bronze Age ; Middle Bronze Age ; Late Bronze Age ; Iron Age 1 ; Iron 1: Social Organization among the Coastal Peoples ; Iron 2: Highland Culture ; Iron 2: Coastal Culture ; Philistine High Culture ; 7. Politcs ; Chalcolithic Period ; Early Bronze Age: The First Urban Revolution ; The End of the Early Bronze Age and the Intermediate Bronze Age ; Canaanite Kingdoms: Middle Bronze Age ; Late Bronze Age ; Iron Age 1: The Highlands and Inland Valleys ; Iron Age 1: Southern Coastal Plain/Philistia ; Iron Age 2-3: The Israelites ; Iron Age 2-3: The Philistines ; 8. Religion and Ideology ; Chalcolithic Period ; Early Bronze Age ; Middle Bronze Age ; Late Bronze Age ; Iron Age ; Iron 2-3 ; Broad Trends in the Evolution of Israelite Religion ; Iron 1: Early Philistine Religion ; Iron 2: Philistine Religion ; 9. Material Culture ; Chalcolithic Period ; Early Bronze Age ; Intermediate Bronze Age ; Middle Bronze Age ; Late Bronze Age ; Material Culture of the Interior during the Early Iron Age (Iron 1) ; Israelite Material Culture of the Iron2 ; Philistine Material Culture of the Iron1 ; Material Culture of the Philistines in the Iron 2 ; Phoenician Material Culture ; 10. Intellectual Accomplishments ; The Alphabet (Alephbet) ; Monotheism ; PART 3: CURRENT ASSESSMENTS ; 11. Major Controversies and Future Directions ; Controversies in Chalcolithic Archaeology ; Archaeological Issues concerning the Early ; Bronze Age ; Bronze Age Chronologies and the Intermediate Bronze Age ; Problems in the Archaeology of the Middle Bronze Age ; "Biblical Archaeology" and the Iron Age ; Glossary ; Chronology ; Glossary ; Resources for Further Study ; Index ; About the Author