History of Biblical Israel: Major Problems and Minor Issues by Professor of Jewish History Abraham Malamat

By Professor of Jewish History Abraham Malamat

The background of Israel of the Bible continues to be some of the most hotly contested concerns in scholarship of the Hebrew Bible this day. one of many clearest voices within the debate is that of Abraham Malamat. within the pages Malamat distills years of writing at the heritage of Israel from its beginnings as much as the destruction of the 1st Temple of Jerusalem (586 B.C.E.). Malamat divides his research into the subsequent sections: (1) The sunrise of Israel (2) Forming a state (3) the increase of the Davidic Dynasty (4) Twilight of Judah and the Destruction of the 1st Temple and (5) ancient Episodes within the Former Prophets and the Prophetical Books. All these attracted to the emergence of Israel as a humans and the increase of the tale of Israel will locate this a vital quantity.

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3~87 in A History of the Jewish People, ed. H. Ben-Sasson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University. 1976b Charismatic Leadership in the Book of Judges. Pp. 152-168 in Magnalia Dei: The Mighty Acts of God. Studies. . E. Wright, ed. M. Cross et al. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1979 Conquest of Canaan: Israelite Conduct of War according to Biblical Tradition. Revue Internationale d'histoire militaire (Tel Aviv) 42: 25-52. 1989 Mari and the Early Israelite Experience (London-Oxford). Mazar, B. 1969 The Historical Background of the Book of Genesis.

After half a century, what have we gained from these Mari texts? How have they contributed to the study of ancient Palestine, the history of early Israel or the earliest stratum of the Hebrew language? In short, how have they benefited biblical research as a whole? For our purposes, in contrast to Ugarit, for example, the main impact of Old Babylonian Mari is felt in the elucidation of Israel's protohistory, placing it in a perspective so far not attained from any other extra-biblical source. * This article was originally published in: Biblical Archaeology Today, Israel Exp.

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