Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times

Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times

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By (author) Donald B. Redford

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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 38mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 10 October 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 0691000867
  • ISBN 13: 9780691000862
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 36 halftones 10 figs.
  • Sales rank: 177,221

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Covering the time span from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., the eminent Egyptologist Donald Redford explores three thousand years of uninterrupted contact between Egypt and Western Asia across the Sinai land-bridge. In the vivid and lucid style that we expect from the author of the popular Akhenaten, Redford presents a sweeping narrative of the love-hate relationship between the people of ancient Israel/Palestine and Egypt.

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Winner of the 1993 Best Scholarly Book in Archaeology Award, Biblical Archaeological Society "In the best Egyptological tradition... This is a work written by a master in Near Eastern studies."--Jean-Pierre V.M. Herubel, Digest of Middle East Studies "Attractively presents for the lay reader a wealth of research on the peoples and localities of ancient Palestine."--Journal of Palestine Studies "In his ability to understand the fragmentary data of ancient history, and in constructive use of imagination, Redford has few equals in the field... One of the finest histories of the ancient Near East."--The Times Literary Supplement

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Covering the time span from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., the eminent Egyptologist Donald Redford explores three thousand years of uninterrupted contact between Egypt and Western Asia across the Sinai land-bridge.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations and Tables Ch. 2Upper and Lower Egypt and the Walled Towns of Asia Ch. 3"Lo, the Vile Asiatic!" Ch. 4"Trampling the Foreign Lands": Egypt and Asia during the Middle Kingdom Ch. 5The Hyksos in Egypt Pt. 2The Egyptian Empire in Asia Ch. 7The Empire of the New Kingdom Ch. 8Asia in Egypt: Mosaic, Not Melting Pot Pt. 3The Great Migrations Ch. 10"These are the Bene-Yisrael...," Pt. 4Egypt and the Hebrew Kingdoms Ch. 12Egypt and Israel in the World of Assyria Ch. 13Specter or Reality? The Question of Egyptian Influence on Israel of the Monarchy Ch. 14Four Great Origin Traditions Ch. 15Egypt and the Fall of Judah Epilogue Index