The Social World of Ancient Israel: 1250-587 BCE

The Social World of Ancient Israel: 1250-587 BCE


By (author) Victor Harold Matthews

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  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Massachusetts
  • ISBN 10: 1565639480
  • ISBN 13: 9781565639485
  • Sales rank: 1,478,330

Product description

Takes a look at the most prominent social institutions of the world of early Israel, and the period of the monarchy, and then shows how proper understanding of these social institutions is essential for sound biblical interpretation.

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Author information

Victor H. Matthews is professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. He received a PhD from Brandeis University and has written numerous popular as well as scholarly articles. He is the author of Manners and Customs in the Bible, and co-author of Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East, and The Social World of Ancient Israel.