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The Resource Historical dictionary of ancient Israel, Niels Peter Lemche

Historical dictionary of ancient Israel, Niels Peter Lemche

Label
Historical dictionary of ancient Israel
Title
Historical dictionary of ancient Israel
Statement of responsibility
Niels Peter Lemche
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of the many ancient civilizations we are aware of, few are smaller than the ancient Kingdom of Israel. Small both in geographical area and population, it was barely noticed by the major civilizations of the time in Egypt, Mesopotamia and elsewhere, which either ignored or crushed it. Yet, several millennia later, Israel is the civilization we remember most acutely, which we know {u2013} or think we know {u2013} the most about, and which has even been revised after a manner. Alas, what we know {u2013} or think we know {u2013} about Israel comes partly from the Old Testament and partly from fragmentary and sometimes distorted bits of historical evidence. For these very reasons, because Ancient Israel means so much to us and because we actually know so little for sure, this Dictionary is particularly important. It examines the usual sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of more recent archaeological research to help us determine just what happened and when, a far from simple task. It includes entries on most of the persons, places, and events which are generally considered, and shows more broadly what the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah were like and what role they played in the ancient world, but it also defines them as closely as possible according to the latest data. While the results may differ from traditional views, they are essential correctives
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemche, Niels Peter
Dewey number
933/.003
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS102.8
LC item number
.L38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical dictionaries of ancient civilizations and historical eras
Series volume
no. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Judaism
  • Oude Testament
  • Oudheid
Label
Historical dictionary of ancient Israel, Niels Peter Lemche
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52621598
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780810848481
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52621598
Label
Historical dictionary of ancient Israel, Niels Peter Lemche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-301)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52621598
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780810848481
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003015311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52621598

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