Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC

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Juni 2014



Complex and unstable, in 922 BC the kingdom of Ancient Israel was divided into Judah, in the South, and Israel, in the North. For the next 200 years, there was almost constant warring between these kingdoms and their neighbors. These bitter feuds eventually led to the collapse of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving nation until the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Judean people. Using ancient Jewish, Biblical, and other contemporary sources, this title examines the politics, fighting, and consequences of Israel's battles during this period. Focusing on the turbulent relationship between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this book explains Israel's complex, often bloody, foreign policy, and provides a definitive history of these ancient conflicts.


Dr Brad Kelle is Associate Professor of Biblical Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University. He previously was Assistant Professor of the Old Testament at Colorado Christian University. He specializes in Israelite and Judean history and the Old Testament prophetic literature. Over the last three years he has chaired the Society of Biblical Literature's consultation on 'Warfare in Ancient Israel'. He has also written and had published many articles and books on Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible. He lives in San Diego.
EAN: 9781472810304
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury UK
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2014
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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