The Last Century in the History of Judah: The Seventh Century BCE in Archaeological, Historical, and Biblical Perspectives
Filip Čapek (Editor), Oded Lipschits (Editor)
Publication Date October 2019
An incomparable interdisciplinary study of the history of Judah
Experts from a variety of disciplines examine the history of Judah during the seventh century BCE, the last century of the kingdom’s existence. This important era is well defined historically and archaeologically beginning with the destruction layers left behind by Sennacherib’s Assyrian campaign (701 BCE) and ending with levels of destruction resulting from Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian campaign (588–586 BCE). Eleven essays develop the current ongoing discussion about Judah during this period and extend the debate to include further important insights in the fields of archaeology, history, cult, and the interpretation of Old Testament texts.
- A new chronological frame for the Iron Age IIB–IIC
- Close examinations of archaeology, texts, and traditions related to the reigns of Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah
- An evaluation of the religious, cultic, and political landscape
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