A Biblical History of Israel

A Biblical History of Israel

By (author) Iain W. Provan , By (author) V. Philips Long , By (author) Tremper Longman


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In this much-anticipated textbook, three respected biblical scholars have written a history of ancient Israel that takes the biblical text seriously as an historical document. While also considering nonbiblical sources and being attentive to what disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and sociology suggest about the past, the authors do so within the context and paradigm of the Old Testament canon, which is held as the primary document for reconstructing Israel's history. In Part One, the authors set the volume in context and review past and current scholarly debate about learning Israel's history, negating arguments against using the Bible as the central source. In Part Two, they seek to retell the history itself with an eye to all the factors explored in Part One.

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • 02 Oct 2003
  • Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
  • Louisville
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0664220908
  • 9780664220907
  • 27,485

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Iain Provan is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. V. Philips Long is Professor of Old Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

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"Just when you think everything in history has happened, it hasn't."

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