By Bill T. Arnold
The background of Israel is a much-debated subject in previous testomony reports. On one aspect are minimalists who locate little of historic price within the Hebrew Bible. at the different aspect are those that think the biblical textual content is an exact historic list. Many severe scholars of the Bible locate themselves among those positions and would get advantages from a cautious exploration of concerns in Israelite history.
This major background of Israel textbook values the Bible's old contribution with no overlooking severe concerns and demanding situations. that includes the newest scholarship, the publication introduces scholars to the present kingdom of study on concerns suitable to the research of old Israel. The editors and members, all best biblical students and historians, talk about ancient facts in a readable demeanour, utilizing either canonical and chronological lenses to discover Israelite history.
Illustrative goods, corresponding to maps and photographs, visually help the book's content material. Tables and sidebars also are integrated.