By Gershon Galil
The heritage of the traditional close to East within the 12th-10th centuries BCE remains to be an unsolved riddle. now and then the veil is lifted and tiny parts of this difficult puzzle glow in a brand new gentle. yet many questions are as but unanswered, and so much information are nonetheless obscure. however, the wide outlines of this age are rather good agreed via so much students: the 3 superpowers Egypt, Hatti and Assyria progressively misplaced their carry and their effect within the region: first the Hittites, simply after 1200 BCE, and some dozens of years later, Egypt and Assyria. Historians mostly concur that when the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1243-1208 BCE), Assyria plunged right into a lengthy decline, progressively wasting its western territories to the Aramaean invaders. (...) The reviews awarded during this e-book contact on assorted points of human actions (political, social, monetary, and cultural), and discuss with diverse components of the traditional close to East: from Melid and Hanigalbat within the north to Egypt and Kush within the south and from Assyria and Babylonia within the East to the dominion of Taita and (southern) Philistia within the west. They do even though heart often at the Bible and the historical past of historical Israel and its western and japanese friends, in comparison with different old close to jap cultures. The papers current an in depth vista of views-from biblical and archaeological views and certainly so much of them have been written from an inter disciplinary viewpoint.
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This motif is expressed in the oracle of legitimization on the occasion of David’s eventual accession to the throne. The text functions as a ‘charter’ for the Davidic dynasty, cf. 2 Sam 7:8–11: “Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel. And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the greatest men that are in the earth.
150–157, describes the text as an example of “priestlyhierarchic conceptualizing of war” and of the “sacralizing of war-traditions”. 57 Josh 4:12–13,15–17,19; 5:10–12; 9:15b,18–21,27; 14:1–5; 17:2–6*; 18:1; 19:51; 20:1–9; 21:1–42; 22:7–34, cf. R. Achenbach, “Der Pentateuch, seine Theokratischen Bearbeitungen und Josua – 2 Könige”, in K. Schmid and T. C. ), Les dernières rédactions du Pentateuque, de l’Hexateuque et de l’Ennéateuque (BEThL 203; Leuven, 2007), pp. 225– 253; R. , pp. 199–216; Schmitt, op.
E. ), Writing and Reading War: Rhetoric, Gender, and Ethics in Biblical and Modern Contexts (Atlanta, GA 2008). 33 14 R. ACHENBACH critical description of his marriages to non-Israelite wives, in line with his apostasy (1 Kgs 11:1–8). An oracle then announces that the kingdom will be torn away from the Davidic king (1 Kgs 11:9–13). The secession of the northern kingdom from Judah culminates in the foundation of a separate royal sanctuary in Bethel, the “sin of Jeroboam” (1 Kgs 12:28), and leads to the Israel’s calamity in consequence of YHWH’s divine wrath (2 Kgs 17).