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By Susan Niditch

The Companion to old Israel offers an cutting edge evaluation of old Israelite tradition and historical past, richly trained through quite a few methods and fields. distinctive students offer unique contributions that discover the culture in all its complexity, multiplicity and diversity.

  • A methodologically subtle review of historic Israelite tradition that gives insights into  political and social background, tradition, and methodology
  • Explores what we will say in regards to the cultures and background of the folk of Israel and Judah, but additionally investigates how we all know what we know
  • Presents clean insights, richly trained by means of quite a few techniques and fields
  • Delves into ‘religion as lived,’ an process that asks in regards to the daily lives of normal humans and the fabric cultures that they build and experience
  • Each essay is an unique contribution to the subject

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At points, the land of the Amorites as well as other groups is distinguished from that of the Canaanites: “The Amalekites live in the land of the Negeb; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea, and along the Jordan” (Num. 13:29; cf. Deut. 1:7; Josh. 5:1). In Numbers 35:10, however, Canaan is used to refer to the SyroPalestinian territory as a whole. Pitard writes that during the second millennium, the term Canaan was usually used to designate the area of Palestine west of the Jordan River, whose northern boundary “fluctuated between southern and central Lebanon” (“Before Israel,” 40).

Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011. Technical report in the Ashkelon excavation publication. Zevit, Ziony. The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches. New York: Continuum, 2001. Comprehensive summary of evidence regarding religious practices with author’s interpretations. CHAPTER 2 Israel in Its Neighboring Context Song-Mi Suzie Park S tories told about neighboring peoples often say as much about the story-makers as they do about the groups who surround them. Tales of discord, rivalry and friendship all reveal a people’s fears and aspirations – who they think they are and who they want to be.

Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 220. Fribourg: Academic Press, 2006. Discussion of nakedness and nudity, functional and symbolic, among Israel’s neighbors. Biran, Avraham. ” Biblical Archaeology Review 24 (1998): 38–45, 70. Popular account of the Tel Dan cultic remains. Bloch-Smith, Elizabeth. ” Israel Exploration Journal 54 (2004): 77– 91. Response to Kletter, “People,” regarding Iron I burials and their import. 26 ELIZABETH BLOCH-SMITH Dever, William. ” Eretz Israel 24 (1993): 22∗ –33∗ . A proponent of Israel’s gradual adoption of religious practices favored in the Bible.

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