A Survey of Israel's History
12%
off

A Survey of Israel's History

3.86 (93 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

Since its first publication in 1970, A Survey of Israel's History has established itself as a popular and useful text in Bible colleges and seminaries. This revision by David O'Brien, which brings A Survey of Israel's History up to date, is certain to add to its value and continue its popularity. A chapter on the Intertestamental Period has been added. Numerous line-maps, charts, and diagrams help to clarity details. An extensive chronological chart provides an overall summary of names and dates. Authoritative, thoroughly biblical, factually sound, and movingly human -- A Survey of Israel's History will prove enormously helpful to the student of the Bible, and to anyone in search of a definitive history of the chosen people.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 434 pages
  • 162 x 241 x 35mm | 644g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 031034770X
  • 9780310347705
  • 621,915

Back cover copy

Since its first publication in 1970, A Survey of Israel's History has established itself as a popular and useful text in Bible colleges and seminaries. This revision by David O'Brien, which brings A Survey of Israel's History up to date, is certain to add to its value and continue its popularity. A chapter on the Intertestamental Period has been added. Numerous line-maps, charts, and diagrams help to clarity details. An extensive chronological chart provides an overall summary of names and dates. Authoritative, thoroughly biblical, factually sound, and movingly human -- A Survey of Israel's History will prove enormously helpful to the student of the Bible, and to anyone in search of a definitive history of the chosen people.
show more

Table of contents

Contents
List of Maps
Foreword
Publisher's Foreword
Abbreviations
1.
Introduction
Source Material
Importance of Israel
Israel's Strategic Location
Geography of Palestine
History Divisions
2.
Patriarchal Background
Historical Accuracy
Significance of Abraham's Call
Date of Abraham
Abraham's Country
Departure
3.
Abraham
The New Land
Shechem, Bethel, Egypt, Bethel
Rescue of Lot (Gen. 14)
Destruction of Sodom (Gen. 18:1–19:38)
Covenant
Waiting the Promised Child (Gen. 16:1–18:15)
Abimelech and the Philistines (Gen. 20–21)
Near Sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22)
Death and Burial of Sarah (Gen. 23)
A Bride for Isaac (Gen. 24:1–25:11)
Abraham, Man of Faith
4.
Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
Isaac (Gen. 25:9–26:35)
Jacob (Gen. 28:1–36:43)
Joseph (Gen. 37–50)
5.
Sojourn and Exodus Chronology
Duration of Egyptian Sojourn
Date of the Exodus
6.
Life in Egypt
Four Periods of Egyptian Rule
Egyptian Life
Jacob's Descendants in Egypt
Israel in Servitude (Exod. 1:8–22)
Moses (Exod. 2:1–10)
Moses' Choice (Exod. 2:11–25; Acts 7:23–29; Heb. 11:24–27)
Moses' Return to Egypt (Exod. 3:1–4:31)
The Contest With Pharaoh (Exod. 5:1–12:36)
Departure From Egypt
7.
Israel in the Wilderness
Israel's Route of Travel
To Mount Sinai (Exod. 15:22–18:27)
Giving the Law (Exod. 19:3–24:18; 32:1–34:35)
The Law
The Tabernacle (Exod. 25–31; 35–40)
The Number of People
Sinai to Kadesh-barnea (Num. 10:11–17:13; 33:16–19)
Thirty-seven Years and Six Months of Fruitless Wandering (Num. 15–19; 33:19–36)
Kadesh-barnea to the Jordan (Num. 20–21; 33:37–48; Deut. 2:1–3:14)
At the Jordan (Num. 22–27; 31–32; Deut. 31, 34)
Deuteronomy
8.
The Conquest
The Land of Canaan
Entrance to the Land (Josh. 2:1–5:12)
Conquest of Central Palestine (Josh. 5:13–9:27)
Conquest of the South and the North (Josh. 10–12)
The Land Divided (Josh. 13–22)
Institutions
9.
The Judges
Background Matters
Failure to Occupy the Land Fully (Judg. 1:1–3:7)
The Period of Mesopotamian Oppression (Judg. 3:8–11; 17–21)
The Period of Moabite Oppression (Judg. 3:12–31)
The Period of Canaanite Oppression (Judg. 4–5)
The Period of Midianite Oppression (Judg. 6:1–10:5; Ruth 1–4)
The Period of Ammonite Oppression (Judg. 10:6–12:15)
The Period of Philistine Oppression (Judg. 13–16)
Samuel
10.
King Saul
The Anointing of Saul (1 Sam. 9–12)
The Rule of Saul
The Rejection of Saul (1 Sam. 13–15)
Saul and David (1 Sam. 16–20)
Saul's Last Years (1 Sam. 22:6–19; 28:1–25; 31:1–13)
David as Fugitive (1 Sam. 21–27; 29–30; 2 Sam. 1)
11.
David
David at Hebron (2 Sam. 1:1–5:5)
David Establishes the Kingdom of Israel (2 Sam. 5:6–8:18; 10:1–19)
David's Government
Significant Deeds
Last Years of David (2 Sam. 13–20; 1 Kings 1:1–2:11; 1 Chron. 22; 28–29)
Israel's Greatest King
12.
Solomon
Established as King (1 Kings 2:12–46; 3:4–28; 2 Chron. 1:1–17)
Solomon's Kingdom
Foreign Relations
Building Activity (1 Kings 5:1–9:9; 2 Chron. 2–7)
Literary Age
Spiritual Decline and Punishment (1 Kings 11; 2 Chron. 9:29–31)
Solomon the King
13.
The Northern Kingdom
The Revolt (1 Kings 12:1–24; 2 Chron. 10)
The Early Years (931–885; 1 Kings 12:25–16:20)
The Dynasty of Omri (885–841; 1 Kings 16:23–22:53; 2 Kings 1–8)
The Dynasty of Jehu (841–753; 2 Kings 9:11-10:36; 13; 14:16–29)
The Decline of Israel (752-722; 2 Kings 15:13–17:41)
Israel Under Assyrian Control
Summary
14.
The Kingdom of Judah
A Period of Conflict With Israel (931–870; 1 Kings 14:21–15:24; 2 Chron. 10–16)
A Period of Alliance With Israel (873–835; 1 Kings 22:41–50; 2 Kings 8:16–29; 11:1–16; 2 Chron. 17:1–23:15)
Four God-approved Kings (835–731; 2 Kings 12–15; 2 Chron. 23:16–27:9)
Years of Assyrian Dominance (743–640; 2 Kings 16–21; 2 Chron. 28–33)
Babylon Becomes Dominant (640–586; 2 Kings 22–25; 2 Chron. 34–36)
15.
Exile and Return
Developments in Judah (2 Kings 25:22–26; Jer. 40–44)
The Babylonian Period (605–539)
Captive Judah
The Persian Period
The First Return to Judah (Ezra 1–6)
The Second Return (Ezra 7–10)
The Third Return (Neh. 1–13)
Esther (Esth. 1–10)
The Elephantine Colony
16.
Be
show more

Rating details

93 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 33% (31)
4 28% (26)
3 32% (30)
2 4% (4)
1 2% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X