Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience

Author: Thomas E. Levy,Thomas Schneider,William H.C. Propp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331904768X

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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The Bible's grand narrative about Israel's Exodus from Egypt is central to Biblical religion, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim identity and the formation of the academic disciplines studying the ancient Near East. It has also been a pervasive theme in artistic and popular imagination. Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective is a pioneering work surveying this tradition in unprecedented breadth, combining archaeological discovery, quantitative methodology and close literary reading. Archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical Scholars, Computer Scientists, Geoscientists and other experts contribute their diverse approaches in a novel, transdisciplinary consideration of ancient topography, Egyptian and Near Eastern parallels to the Exodus story, the historicity of the Exodus, the interface of the Exodus question with archaeological fieldwork on emergent Israel, the formation of biblical literature, and the cultural memory of the Exodus in ancient Israel and beyond. This edited volume contains research presented at the groundbreaking symposium "Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination" held in 2013 at the Qualcomm Institute of the University of California, San Diego. The combination of 44 contributions by an international group of scholars from diverse disciplines makes this the first such transdisciplinary study of ancient text and history. In the original conference and with this new volume, revolutionary media, such as a 3D immersive virtual reality environment, impart innovative, Exodus-based research to a wider audience. Out of archaeology, ancient texts, science and technology emerge an up-to-date picture of the Exodus for the 21st Century and a new standard for collaborative research.
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Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567672824

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This volume provides a series of contributions on the crucial aspects relating to the Bible and the Late Bronze Age period. The volume is introduced with a background essay surveying the main areas of history and current scholarship relating to Late Bronze Age Palestine and to the Egyptian New Kingdom (Dynasties 18-20) domination of the region, as well as the question of the biblical account of the same geographical area and historical period. Specific chapters address a range of key concerns: the history of Egypt's dealing with Canaan is surveyed in chapters by Grabbe and Dijkstra. The Amarna texts are also dealt with by Lemche, Mayes and Grabbe. The archaeology is surveyed by van der Steen. The Merenptah Stela mentioning Israel is of considerable interest and is discussed especially by Dijkstra. This leads on to the burning question of the origins of Israel which several of the contributors address. Another issue is whether the first Israelite communities practised egalitarianism, an issue taken up by Guillaume, with a response by Kletter.
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Revised Edition

Author: Lester L. Grabbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567670449

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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In Ancient Israel Lester L. Grabbe sets out to summarize what we know through a survey of sources and how we know it by a discussion of methodology and by evaluating the evidence. The most basic question about the history of ancient Israel, how do we know what we know, leads to the fundamental questions of Grabbe's work: what are the sources for the history of Israel and how do we evaluate them? How do we make them 'speak' to us through the fog of centuries? Grabbe focuses on original sources, including inscriptions, papyri, and archaeology. He examines the problems involved in historical methodology and deals with the major issues surrounding the use of the biblical text when writing a history of this period. Ancient Israel provides an enlightening overview and critique of current scholarly debate. It can therefore serve as a 'handbook' or reference-point for those wanting a catalogue of original sources, scholarship, and secondary studies. Grabbe's clarity of style makes this book eminently accessible not only to students of biblical studies and ancient history but also to the interested lay reader. For this new edition the entire text has been reworked to take account of new archaeological discoveries and theories. There is a major expansion to include a comprehensive coverage of David and Solomon and more detailed information on specific kings of Israel throughout. Grabbe has also added material on the historicity of the Exodus, and provided a thorough update of the material on the later bronze age.
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Making Sense of the Wadi el-Hol and Serabit el-Khadim Early Alphabetic Inscriptions

Author: Paul D. LeBlanc

Publisher: Subclass Press

ISBN: 0995284407

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Egypt, Judaism, and the history of the alphabet intersect in Deciphering The Proto-Sinaitic Script. From its initial appearance, in around the 18th century BC, the origins of proto–Sinaitic writing can be traced back to Egypt’s Middle Kingdom period, when it was somehow derived from the hieroglyphs, its parent–system. The importance of proto–Sinaitic lies in the fact that it represents the alphabet’s earliest developmental period—a kind of ‘missing link’ between the hieroglyphs and these early Semitic alphabets from which our own Latin one descends, by way of the Phoenician and Greek. However, up until now, proto-Sinaitic has remained for the most part undeciphered. The intriguing possibility of giving voice to a lost culture or civilization from thousands of years ago is tantalizing. Representing one of the most enticing problems in modern archaeology, the enigmatic allure surrounding ancient languages and the undeciphered scripts in which they are encoded is truly vexing. In his bold and original research, LeBlanc argues convincingly to have solved the mystery and uncovers some incredibly enthralling information about the people who invented it: The epigraphic evidence suggests that the Egyptianized Canaanites who first devised the proto–Sinaitic script were surprisingly instrumental in the formation of early Israelite culture and proto–Judaism.
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Author: Piotr Taracha

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004119109

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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The first full description and analysis of Middle Hittite substitution ritual, and as such provides the readers with an important contribution to our understanding of Hittite religious practice. With translations and transcriptions of all duplicate texts, an ample glossary of words, full thematic indices, and elucidating commentaries.
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Author: Susanne Bickel,Othmar Keel

Publisher: Academic Press Fribourg

ISBN: 9783727816130

Category: Bible

Page: 560

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Geschichte, Formen, Folgen

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Jan C. Jansen

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406643116

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1820

Koloniale Herrschaft von Europäern – und in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts auch von Nordamerikanern und Japanern – über große Teile der Erde war ein herausragendes Merkmal der Weltgeschichte zwischen etwa 1500 und 1960. Angesichts der extrem unterschiedlichen Entwicklung der früheren Kolonialgebiete in Amerika, Asien und Afrika stellt sich heute die Frage nach einer differenzierten Bewertung der Wirkungen des Kolonialismus. Diese grundlegend überarbeitete Neuauflage unterscheidet Formen und Epochen des Kolonialismus. An Beispielen aus allen Imperien der Neuzeit schildert das Buch Methoden der Eroberung, Herrschaftssicherung und wirtschaftlichen Ausbeutung, Formen des Widerstands, das Entstehen besonderer kolonialer Gesellschaften, Spielarten kultureller Kolonisierung sowie kolonialistisches Denken und Kolonialkultur in Kolonien und Metropolen. Es wird in der Reihe C.H.Beck Wissen ergänzt durch einen eigenen Band zur Dekolonisation.
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Author: Martin Noth

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525521200

Category: Jews

Page: 438

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Israel und die verborgenen Ursprünge der Bibel

Author: Israel Finkelstein

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406669611

Category: History

Page: 234

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Israel Finkelstein beschreibt in seinem bahnbrechenden Buch die Geschichte des Königreichs Israel konsequent aus archäologischer Sicht. In diesem schon 722 v. Chr. untergegangenen, von der Bibel als sündig verworfenen und von der Forschung vergessenen Reich findet er die wahren Ursprünge von zentralen biblischen Erzählungen. Für die Bibel waren die Könige von Israel treulose Sünder – im Gegensatz zu den Königen von Juda. Das hat dazu geführt, dass man vom Königreich Israel über die biblische Sicht hinaus wenig weiß. Israel Finkelstein rekonstruiert auf der Grundlage von jahrzehntelangen Ausgrabungen erstmals dessen wahre Geschichte. Dabei zeigt sich das überraschende Bild eines altorientalischen Reiches, das viel weiter entwickelt war als das südlich angrenzende Königreich Juda mit seiner Hauptstadt Jerusalem. Hier, in Israel, standen in Wirklichkeit der Palast und der Tempel, die später den legendären Königen David und Salomo zugeschrieben wurden. Hier entstanden so zentrale Erzählungen wie die vom Stammvater Jakob oder vom Auszug aus Ägypten. Dass dieses Königreich erobert, verworfen und vergessen wurde, aber sein Name und seine Mythen schließlich um die Welt gingen, ist das eigentliche Wunder, das Israel Finkelstein höchst anschaulich erklärt.
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die kulturellen Kontakte von Salomo bis zum Fall Jerusalems

Author: Bernd Ulrich Schipper

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783525537282

Category: History

Page: 359

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The relationship between Egypt and Israel was an involved one, particularly during the expansion of the Assyrian empire. This account begins during the 10th century BC, with David and the 21st Dynasty, and concludes with the 26th Dynasty and the fall of Babylon in 539 BC. Using archaeological and biblical sources, Schipper demonstrates the self-interest that motivated relations, as Israel tried to maintain independence and Egypt strove to use Israel as a buffer against the Assyrians. A side effect of this was an exchange of culture, politics and trade which was often mutually beneficial. The book also discusses individual contacts between the two countries, which survived when more official contacts failed, and illustrates examples of artwork that reflect the exchange of ideas.
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Author: Ludwig Schmidt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110883945

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen Welt.
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wie das Neue in die Welt kommt

Author: Klaus Mainzer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406554285

Category: Chance

Page: 283

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die Religion des Lichtes

Author: Erik Hornung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491690769

Category:

Page: 159

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