Saturday, January 08, 2022

Finkelstein, Essays on Biblical Historiography (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Israel Finkelstein. Essays on Biblical Historiography: From Jeroboam II to John Hyrcanus I. 2022. IX, 592 pages. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 148. 164,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-160853-7.
Published in English.
This volume is a collection of articles and new essays by Israel Finkelstein that offers an outline for reconstructing the evolution of biblical historiography over 700 years, starting with Israel in the early eighth century BCE and ending with the days of the Hasmoneans in the late second century BCE. Special emphasis is given to North Israelite traditions which were committed to writing in the days of Jeroboam II; to the arrival of these traditions in Judah after the takeover of Israel by Assyria; to Judahite ideology of the seventh century BCE; and to the legitimacy needs of the Hasmoneans in the days of John Hyrcanus. The analysis is based on the most recent archaeological discoveries, biblical exegesis and ancient Near Eastern records.

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