King Josiah of Judah

King Josiah of Judah : The Lost Messiah of Israel

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Said to have lived from 640-609 BC, King Josiah of Judah is a figure of extraordinary importance for the history of Israel. Using synchronic and diachronic analyses of the Deuteronomistic History, Deuteronomy, and selected prophetic books, Marvin Sweeney reconstructs the ideological perspectives of King Josiah's program of religious and national restoration.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 158 x 242.3 x 27.7mm | 703.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • small amount of tables
  • 0195133242
  • 9780195133240
  • 1,476,687

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Provides a wide-ranging re-assessment of King Josiah ... a fine piece of scholarship which offers a reasoned and well-argued case for recognizing the extent to which the preservation and editorial shaping of several major literary texts of the Hebrew Bible require to be understood against the ideological background of the twilight years of the First Israelite Kingdom * Journal of Theological Studies *show more