Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern
In this collection of essays, drawn from more than a decade of study and publication, Steven Grosby investigates ancient texts (biblical and other) from the perspective of philosophical anthropology. His work is pioneering and provocative and points the way to further research on the idea of nationality in ancient times.
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Page 17 - Zabdi's family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was selected.
Page 15 - Prophets were divided into the former and latter; the first class comprising the Books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings ; the last two being each considered as one book. The latter Prophets embraced Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve minor prophets, (so called from the brevity of their books,) which were reckoned as one book.