Ancient Israel

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  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 164 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1960
  • Publication City/Country: Ithaca
  • ISBN 10: 080149849X
  • ISBN 13: 9780801498497
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 5

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This revised edition, published in 1960, brings up to date a book first published in 1954 a concisely organized, simply written account of the society that produced the Bible. As the author traces the fluctuating fortunes of the Hebrews and Israelites between about 2000 and 300 B.C.E., the reader can see how Jewish religious concepts developed in the context of actual historical situations."

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"A lucid and excellent account of the history of ancient Israel from its earliest beginnings to the establishment of the post-exilic Judaism subsequent to the work of Nehemiah and Ezra. . . . It was designed for college survey classes and it is eminently suited to this function, but as well should prove illuminating and highly rewarding for the general reader. . . . Orlinsky's book is stimulating; its presentation delightfully clear; and even when the reader disagrees, he finds himself endorsing o the full the major emphasis and outlook. It is a book to be heartily welcomed." William A. Irwin, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, January 1956 (reviewing the first edition)"