A History of Israel

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Westminster Press, 1959 - Jews - 500 pages
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The history of Israel is the history of a people which came into being at a certain point in time as a league of tribes united in covenant with Yahweh, which subsequently existed as a nation, then as two nations, and finally as a religious community, but which was at all times set off from its environment as a distinctive cultural entity. The distinguishing factor that made Israel the peculiar phenomenon that she was, which both created her society and was the controlling factor in her history, was of course her religion. Since this is so, Israel's history is a subject inseparable from the history of Israel's religion. - Foreword.

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A spectacular introduction to the history of God's people. Covering cultural and historical background as well as the production of the Old Testament, this work will help anyone endeavoring to understand the context and development of the Bible. Read full review

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Foreword to Second Edition
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THE ANCIENT ORIENT BEFORE CA 2000 B C
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The World of Israels Origins
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