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    DescriptionBy subjecting biblical writings to a political analysis, Sicker constructs a plausible political history of the ancient Israelite states that dealt with virtually every issue faced by governments throughout subsequent history. As he makes clear, the way they dealt with those issues, successfully or otherwise, is highly instructive and relevant to today's analysis of geopolitical issues. Our knowledge of the political history of ancient Israel is almost exclusively dependent on the information that may be gleaned from biblical writings, which reflect a historiosophical perspective very different from that employed in modern historical writing. Nonetheless and despite all the problems encountered in dealing with the biblical texts, the history of the ancient Israelite states that can be derived from them has much to offer a student of politics. Instead of the critical literary analysis common to contemporary biblical studies, Sicker constructs a plausible political history of the ancient Israelite states that takes into consideration the geopolitical realities that directly conditioned much of that history as well as the religious dimensions of Israelite political culture that played a critical role in it. He demonstrates that the ancient Israelite states were confronted by virtually every political dilemma, domestic and international, encountered by states and governments throughout the subsequent history of the world. The way they dealt with the issues, successfully or otherwise, is highly instructive and relevant to the complex issues faced by states and governments today.


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    Title
    The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Israelite States
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Sicker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780275980122
    ISBN 10: 027598012X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 933
    Abridged Dewey: 933
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS121.55.S
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS121.55 .S53 2003
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?By subjecting the biblical writings to a political anaysis, instead of the critical literary analysis common to contemporary biblical studies, Martin Sicker constructs a plausible political history of the ancient Israelite states that takes into consideration the geopolitical realities that directly conditioned much of that history as well as the religious dimentions of Israelite political culture that played a critical role in it..?-SHOFAR