Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2008 - Religion - 1071 pages
11 Reviews
From the origins and exodus to the restoration and new hope, Kingdom of Priests offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Merrill explores the history of ancient Israel not only from Old Testament texts but also from the literary and archeological sources of the ancient Near East. After selling more than 30,000 copies, the book has now been updated and revised. The second edition addresses and interacts with current debates in the history of ancient Israel, offering an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on historical matters. The text is accented with nearly twenty maps and charts.
  

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Review: Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel

User Review  - David-sarah Eoute - Goodreads

This book has been a great reference for additional study whenever I read through the Old Testament. It is well-written and easy to understand, I think even if you don't have a degree in theology. =) Read full review

Review: Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel

User Review  - Shawn - Goodreads

This was a great work on the history of Israel. Highly recommended. Read full review

Contents

Illustrations
11
1
19
2
37
3
73
4
110
Covenant Violation Anarchy and Human
160
Covenant Misunderstanding
207
Covenant Kingship
239
The Dynasty of Jehu and Contemporary Judah
372
Assyria and Divine Wrath
404
The Disintegration of Judah
444
The Exile and the First Return
481
Restoration and New Hope
509
Bibliography
529
Scripture Index
535
Subject Index
547

The Years of Struggle
266
The Divided Monarchy
331
The Middle East in Pentateuchal Times
343

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About the author (2008)

Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught since 1975. He is also distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Merrill is the author of a number of books, including A Historical Survey of the Old Testament, Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament, and a commentary on Deuteronomy.

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