Battle of the Gods Book

Battle of the Gods


  • Author : Martin Kessler
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9023239091

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Battle of the Gods Excerpt :

This monograph is a literary study of the oracles against Babylon in Jeremiah chapters 50-51. They form the climax of the foreign oracle collection in the book of Jeremiah. Included are a survey of early scholarship on these chapters, a discussion of genres and motifs, verbal components, and a succinct survey of the historical context. However, the major emphasis is directed to the dynamic of these oracles as a literary creation with a message. That message is directed to Judah and Israel, who are urged to flee a doomed city with its idolatrous civilization, and to return to their homeland, to Jerusalem, to enter a permanent covenant with YHWH the God of their fathers. Throughout, the literature is discussed in its natural contexts: within the oracle collection in Jeremiah, in comparison with the Isaian oracles against Babylon, and within the canonical book of Jeremiah, demonstrating the climactic position of these oracles.

Judeans in Babylonia Book

Judeans in Babylonia


  • Author : Tero Alstola
  • Publisher : Culture and History of the Anc
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9004365419

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Judeans in Babylonia Excerpt :

In Judeans in Babylonia, Tero Alstola presents a comprehensive investigation of deportees in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. By using cuneiform documents as his sources, he offers the first book-length social historical study of the Babylonian Exile, commonly regarded as a pivotal period in the development of Judaism. The results are considered in the light of the wider Babylonian society and contrasted against a comparison group of Neirabian deportees. Studying texts from the cities and countryside and tracking developments over time, Alstola shows that there was notable diversity in the Judeans' socio-economic status and integration into Babylonian society.

The Religion of Israel Book

The Religion of Israel


  • Author : George A. Barton
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512814194

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The Religion of Israel Excerpt :

An historical approach to the Old Testament, emphasizing the spiritual and social forces that influenced the period, the great creative personalities, and the changes in organization and ethical practice.

Israel and Babylon Book

Israel and Babylon


  • Author : Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Judaism
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112039880031

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Israel and Babylon Book

Israel and Babylon


  • Author : Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606082508

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Israel and Babylon Excerpt :

Franz Delitzsch's lectures in 1902 and 1903 set off the Babel-Bible controversy, which rocked Europe and North America. In this searing critique of Delitzsch, Gunkel provides his own analysis of the relationship between ancient Israel and Babylon. In this edition, Gunkel's original work is newly translated, with a new Foreword, notes, bibliographies, and indexes.

Letters to Auntie Fori Book
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Letters to Auntie Fori


  • Author : Martin Gilbert
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054125441

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Letters to Auntie Fori Excerpt :

An epistolary narrative follows the story of the Jews from Abraham's adoption of monotheism, through the biblical and Greco-Roman eras and the centuries of diaspora, to the twentieth-century founding of the state of Israel.

From Text to Tradition Book

From Text to Tradition


  • Author : Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 0881253723

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Israel and Babylon Book

Israel and Babylon


  • Author : Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-08-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9780227903186

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Israel and Babylon Excerpt :

Franz Delitzsch's lectures in 1902 and 1903 set off the Babel-Bible controversy, which rocked Europe and North America. In this searing critique of Delitzsch, Gunkel provides his own analysis of the relationship between ancient Israel and Babylon. In this edition, Gunkel's original work is newly translated, with a new Foreword, notes, bibliographies, and indexes.

Exile and Return Book

Exile and Return


  • Author : Jonathan Stökl
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110419528

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Exile and Return Excerpt :

Many books of the Hebrew Bible were either composed in some form or edited during the Exilic and post-Exilic periods among a community that was to identify itself as returning from Babylonian captivity. At the same time, a dearth of contemporary written evidence from Judah/Yehud and its environs renders any particular understanding of the process within its social, cultural and political context virtually impossible. This has led some to label the period a dark age or black box – as obscure as it is essential for understanding the history of Judaism. In recent years, however, archaeologists and historians have stepped up their effort to look for and study material remains from the period and integrate the local history of Yehud, the return from Exile, and the restoration of Jerusalem’s temple more firmly within the regional, and indeed global, developments of the time. At the same time, Assyriologists have also been introducing a wide range of cuneiform material that illuminates the economy, literary traditions, practices of literacy and the ideologies of the Babylonian host society – factors that affected those taken into Exile in variable, changing and multiple ways. This volume of essays seeks to exploit these various advances.

Israel in Exile Book

Israel in Exile


  • Author : Rainer Albertz
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589830554

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Israel in Exile Excerpt :

The period of Israel's Babylonian exile is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history. During this time Israel went through its deepest crisis, and the foundation was laid for its most profound renewal. The crisis provoked the creation of a wealth of literary works such as laments, prophetic books, and historical works, all of which Albertz analyzes in detail through the methods of social history, composition criticism, and redaction criticism. In addition, Albertz draws on extrabiblical and archaeological evidence to illuminate the historical and social changes that affected the various exilic groups. Thirty-five years after Peter Ackroyd's classic Exile and Restoration, Albertz offers a new generation of biblical scholars and students an equally important appraisal of recent scholarship on this period as well as his own innovative and insightful proposals about the social and literary developments that took place and the theological contribution that was made. Includes chronological table, map of the ancient Near East, and passage index. - Publisher.

Judah and the Judeans in the Neo Babylonian Period Book

Judah and the Judeans in the Neo Babylonian Period


  • Author : Oded Lipschits
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575065403

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Judah and the Judeans in the Neo Babylonian Period Excerpt :

This volume is the outcome of an international conference held at Tel Aviv University, May 29–31, 2001. The idea for the conference germinated at the fifth Transeuphratene colloquy in Paris in March 2000. The Tel Aviv conference was organized in order to encourage investigation into the obscure five or six decades preceding the Persian conquests in the latter part of the 6th century. The essays here are organized in 5 parts: (1) The Myth of the Empty Land Revisited; (2) Cult, Priesthood, and Temple; (3) Military and Governmental Aspects; (4) Archaeological Perspectives on the 6th Century B.C.E.; and (5) Exiles and Foreigners in Egypt and Babylonia. Contributors: H. M. Barstad, B. Oded, L. S. Fried, S. Japhet, J. Blenkinsopp, G. N. Knoppers, Y. Amit, D. Edelman, Y. Hoffman, R. H. Sack, D. Vanderhooft, J. W. Betlyon, A. Lemaire, C. E. Carter, O. Lipschits, A. Zertal, J. R. Zorn, B. Porten, and R. Zadok.

Judah in the Neo Babylonian Period Book

Judah in the Neo Babylonian Period


  • Author : Avraham Faust
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release Date : 2012-08-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589836419

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Judah in the Neo Babylonian Period Excerpt :

The Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. was a watershed event in the history of Judah, the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the exilic period, during which many of the biblical texts were probably written. The conquest left clear archaeological marks on many sites in Judah, including Jerusalem, and the Bible records it as a traumatic event for the population. Less clear is the situation in Judah following the conquest, that is, in the sixth century, a period with archaeological remains the nature and significance of which are disputed. The traditional view is that the land was decimated and the population devastated. In the last two decades, archaeologists arguing that the land was not empty and that the exile had little impact on Judah’s rural sector have challenged this view. This volume examines the archaeological reality of Judah in the sixth century in order to shed new light on the debate. By expanding research into new avenues and examining new data, as well as by applying new methods to older data, the author arrives at fresh insights that support the traditional view of sixth-century Judah as a land whose population, both urban and rural, was devastated and whose recovery took centuries.

Israel and Empire Book

Israel and Empire


  • Author : Leo G. Perdue
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567280510

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Israel and Empire Excerpt :

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Israel and Empire introduces students to the history, literature, and theology of the Hebrew Bible and texts of early Judaism, enabling them to read these texts through the lens of postcolonial interpretation. This approach should allow students to recognize not only how cultural and socio-political forces shaped ancient Israel and the worldviews of the early Jews but also the impact of imperialism on modern readings of the Bible. Perdue and Carter cover a broad sweep of history, from 1300 BCE to 72 CE, including the late Bronze age, Egyptian imperialism, Israel's entrance into Canaan, the Davidic-Solomonic Empire, the Assyrian Empire, the Babylonian Empire, the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire, the Maccabean Empire, and Roman rule. Additionally the authors show how earlier examples of imperialism in the Ancient Near East provide a window through which to see the forces and effects of imperialism in modern history.

Enduring Exile Book

Enduring Exile


  • Author : Martien Halvorson-Taylor
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004203716

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Enduring Exile Excerpt :

Focusing on the composition and redaction of Jeremiah 30–31, Isaiah 40–66, and Zechariah 1–8, this book examines how the Babylonian exile became a Second Temple metaphor for political disenfranchisement, social inequality, and alienation from YHWH.

Israel and Babylon Book

Israel and Babylon


  • Author : Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725244719

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Israel and Babylon Excerpt :

Franz Delitzsch's lectures in 1902 and 1903 set off the Babel-Bible controversy, which rocked Europe and North America. In this searing critique of Delitzsch, Gunkel provides his own analysis of the relationship between ancient Israel and Babylon. In this edition, Gunkel's original work is newly translated, with a new Foreword, notes, bibliographies, and indexes.