David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition
Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman
there was an explosion of modern discoveries in biblical archaeology. those unearths have shed robust gentle on figures and tales from the Bible -- and fully replaced what we all know approximately a few of its most renowned characters. The reputations of the 1st nice kings, David and Solomon, advanced over enormous quantities of years. In David and Solomon, major archaeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman specialise in the 2 nice leaders as a window into the full biblical period. David and Solomon covers 1000 years of historic civilization, keeping apart truth from legend and proving that the roots of the western culture lie very deep.
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Victories, and massive armies of conscripted royal workers, all isn't good within the closed circles of David’s courtroom. Rivalries start one of the princes. The rape of Tamar, David’s daughter, through his hotheaded eldest son, Amnon, initiates a sequence of occasions that unearths David’s starting to be weak spot, if now not as a king then as a guy. Enraged by way of the crime, Tamar’s brother Absalom murders Amnon and flees northward to spend years in exile with the Arameans. Upon returning to Jerusalem he hatches a conspiracy to.
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all through Judah throughout the time of Hezekiah. Appendix 6 Tyrants, urban Leagues, and Mercenary Bodyguards extra SEVENTH-CENTURY BCE GREEK CULTURAL features within the BIBLICAL tales OF THE PHILISTINES as well as the seventh-century BCE Greek realities hidden within the tale of the duel among David and Goliath, different info within the depiction of the Philistines within the Deuteronomistic historical past element to an analogous historic and cultural context. THE LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES The.
Twenty-sixth Dynasty Egypt and its Greek mercenary troops. This used to be performed via “reminding” the folk of Judah that international mercenaries have been the nearest army allies of the pious David, the founding father of their ruling dynasty. Appendix 7 Deportees, Returnees, and the Borders of Yehud THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EXILIC AND EARLY POSTEXILIC classes within the early days of historic study, the proposal used to be universal between students that the Babylonian exile was once virtually overall and that a lot of the.