From Conquest to Coexistence: Ideology and Antiquarian Intent in the Historiography of Israelís Settlement in Canaan

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BRILL, Jan 11, 2011 - History - 691 pages
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Current research on ancient historiography concentrates on the relation between history and ideology, while the archaeology of the Southern Levant is more and more viewed as a discipline of its own. What happens when these new directions are applied to the historiography of Israel s settlement in Canaan? This study offers a fresh analysis of scholarly debate, a synchronic and diachronic reading of Joshua 9:1 13:7, and a critical evaluation of all the relevant archaeological evidence. This leads to a new historical picture of the Late Bronze Iron Age transition in the Cisjordanian Southern Levant and to the fascinating conclusion that it was the ideology of the Israelite scribes reworking this episode that instigated them to explore their antiquarian intent.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Text and Artefact
5
Chapter One Historiography and Settlement Debate
7
Part II Monologue of Text
93
Chapter Two Translation and Annotation
95
Chapter Three Kings Peoples and Their Lands
127
Chapter Four Covenant Execution and Elimination
243
1137 and Its Literary Development
321
Epilogue
593
1137
599
Bibliography
611
Index of Ancient Sources
653
Index of Hebrew Words and Phrases
670
Index of Geographical Names
671
Index of Proper Names
676
Index of Subjects
679

Part III Monologue of Artefact
425
1137 and Archaeology
427
Part IV Dialogue of Text and Artefact
573

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About the author (2011)

Koert van Bekkum, PhD. (2010) Theologische Universiteit, Kampen, is assistant editor-in-chief of the "Nederlands Dagblad," a nationwide Christian newspaper in the Netherlands. He also participates in the research group Biblical Studies and Languages of the Theological Universities in Kampen and Apeldoorn.

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