Collected Essays, Volume 3: Ancient Israel's History and by Nadav Na'aman

By Nadav Na'aman

In the course of the prior 3 a long time, Nadav Na'aman has again and again proved that he's probably the most cautious historians of old Canaan and Israel. With large services, he has introduced jointly archaeology, textual content, and the inscriptional fabric from the entire historic close to East to endure at the historical past of historic Israel and the land of Canaan in the course of the moment and primary millenniums B.C.E. a lot of his reviews were released as magazine articles or notes and but, jointly, they represent essentially the most very important our bodies of literature at the topic in recent times, relatively a result of cautious recognition to method that Na'aman continually has dropped at his paintings.

This ultimate quantity within the 3-volume set of Na'aman's accrued essays comprises 29 essays. one of the issues addressed are: the resources to be had to Israel's historians past due within the first millennium B.C.E.; the truth at the back of the narratives in terms of the heritage of the United Monarchy; the impact of the author's personal time at the composition of the histories of Saul, David, and Solomon; and the contributions of archaeology to the learn of the 10th century B.C.E. during protecting those issues, Na'aman touches on subject matters reminiscent of heritage and historiography, textual and literary difficulties, old geography, society, management, cult, and religion.

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Donner, H. 1984. Geschichte des Volkes Israel und seiner Nachbarn in Grundzügen. Vol. 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Staatenbildungszeit. Göttingen. Edelman, D. 1985. The “Ashurites” of Eshbaal’s State (2 Sam. 9). PEQ 117: 85–91. Edelman, D. 1988. The Asherite Genealogy in 1 Chronicles 7:30–40. Biblical Research 33: 13– 23. Gal, Z. 1982. The Settlement of Issachar: Some New Observations. Tel Aviv 9: 79–86. Herrmann, S. 1975. A History of Israel in Old Testament Times. London. 22 Ancient Israel’s History and Historiography Kallai, Z.

Wbkl hbšn ‘d gbwl hgšwry whm‘kty wḥṣy hg1‘d <‘d> gbwl syḥwn mlk ḥšbwn; “. . , Noth 1953:66; Barthélemy 1982:22). ” Compare also: (a) Josh. 13:11 . . ” (b) Deut. 3:14 . . ” The Place of Geshur within the borders of Ishbaal’s kingdom fits well into the story of David’s rise to power. It was emphasized above that the scope The Kingdom of Ishbaal 21 of Ishbaal’s kingdom is an integral part of the description of the history of his time. And indeed, the kingdom of Geshur and its king, Talmai, play a distinctive role in the story.

When discussing the two inscriptions, I suggested that it was Hazael who unified the Aramean kingdom of Damascus with the kingdom of Beth-rehob and Zobah for the first time. According to my analysis, Hadadezer and Ba’asa were natives of Beth-rehob, and their ancestral kingdom included two regions: Beth-rehob and Zobah/ Amana (Na’aman 1995). Sources and Composition in the History of David 27 It seems to me that the figure of Hadadezer, “ben Rehob, king of Zobah,” was modeled upon the historical figure of Hazael, his most successful heir to the throne of Beth-rehob.

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