CanaanitesHardback Peoples of the Past
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- Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 173mm x 244mm x 20mm | 522g
- Publication date: 15 February 1999
- Publication City/Country: Oklahoma
- ISBN 10: 080613108X
- ISBN 13: 9780806131085
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 855,320
Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C. Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites' history we must first look at the archaeological data.
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