Ancient Israel

Ancient Israel

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Considered the leading book on the subject, this book is an authoritative exploration of the complete history of ancient Israel-from Abraham, the first Hebrew, to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. It offers superlative authorship from acknowledged leaders in their specialties, from a wide range of nationalities, faiths, and backgrounds. The book is quite manageable in length and is packed with vivid color and black-and-white photographs, maps, charts, and timelines.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 0205096433
  • 9780205096435
  • 1,034,981

Review quote

"The book arrived and I am enjoying it immensely. It is one of the better resources on the background of the Old Testament and I'm especially impressed by the parade of authors. If I have occasion (I hope) to teach Old Testament Survey, this will definitely be one of my texts." -- Professor Harry Hight, Virginia Highlands Community Collegeshow more

Table of contents

1. The Patriarchal Age: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., revised by Ronald S. Hendel. 2. Israel in Egypt: The Egyptian Sojourn and the Exodus. Nahum M. Sarna, revised by Hershel Shanks. 3. The Settlement in Canaan: The Period of the Judges. Joseph A. Callaway, revised by J. Maxwell Miller. 4. The United Monarchy: Saul, David and Solomon. Written and revised by Andre Lemaire. 5. The Divided Monarchy: The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Siegfried H. Horn, revised by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr. 6. Exile and Return: From the Babylonian Destruction to the Reconstruction of the Jewish State. James D. Purvis, revised by Eric M. Meyers. 7. The Age of Hellenism: Alexander the Great and the Fall of the Hasmonean Kingdom. Written and revised by Lee I. Levine. 8. Roman Domination: The Jewish Revolt and the Destruction of the Second Temple. Shaye J.D. Cohen, revised by Michael Satlow. Notes. Index.show more