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Introduction

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of methodological approaches used in the book and briefly introduces the culture and history of ancient Israel. The methodology is both cross-cultural and ... More


Akkadian Sources of the Ninth Century

M. J. GELLER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Scholars interested in the history of Israel often select for study relevant passages from Akkadian historical inscriptions, annals, and chronicles referring to biblical events. This process has ... More


Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: the Role of Shalmaneser III

K. Lawson Younger

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In historical studies, one of the common models of periodization is the use of centuries. In the case of the history of Assyria, however, the ninth century does not accurately reflect periodization, ... More


Sennacherib’s Siege of Jerusalem

AMÉLIE KUHRT

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Fergus Millar has been a pioneer among Graeco-Roman historians in appreciating the huge importance of Near Eastern societies and cultures within the ancient world. A continuous interest within this ... More


Crop management in the classical and medieval periods

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The classical and medieval periods of 1800 BCE to 1500 CE were characterized by some limited technical innovation in agriculture, but little progress was made in crop improvement as global ... More


Assyrian Tributes

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents the historical circumstances that gave birth to the story of the Ten Lost Tribes in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE. The two most important elements in this chapter are the ... More


Hosea

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical scholarship tends to focus on the reconstruction of the oracles of the eighth‐century prophet, Hosea ben Beeri, and the exilic or postexilic redaction of his book. Nevertheless, there is ... More


Israel and Empire: From the Egyptians to the Greeks

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

According to biblical and prophetic tradition, God wills that there shall be empires and superpowers: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia are all, at different times, said to rule by God’s mandate, ... More


Other Peoples and Kingdoms

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter deals with other Iron Age peoples and kingdoms who had varying degrees of interaction, sometimes peaceful, sometimes hostile, with the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. Of prime importance in this ... More


The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

J. F. Coakley

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In the years before the First World War the Church of England maintained a mission of help to the Assyrian Church of the East (popularly known as the Nestorian Church) in its then homeland, a corner ... More


Hatti and the World of International Diplomacy: The Reign of Hattusili III (c.1267–1237)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.11
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Although he was a vigorous military campaigner before he occupied the throne as king of the Hittites, Hattusili emphasized diplomacy and conciliation during his own reign. Hattusili sought to ensure ... More


New Enterprises, New Threats: The Reign of Tudhaliya IV (c.1237–1209)

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.12
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In his early years, the prince Tudhaliya could have had little thought that he would one day become king. But he was installed by Hattusili ‘in kingship’, that is, Tudhaliya probably now assumed the ... More


The Fall of the Kingdom and its Aftermath

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On the death of Tudhaliya, the succession to the throne as king of the Hittites passed to his son Arnuwanda (III). But the latter's death after perhaps only a year or so on the throne has left him as ... More


Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

David M. Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The orthodox view of ancient Mediterranean slavery holds that Greece and Rome were the only ‘genuine slave societies’ of the ancient world, that is, societies in which slave labour contributed ... More


Did the Sumerians Emerge from the Sea?

Georges Roux

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The problem of the Sumerians' origin presents a remarkable special feature: it goes back to an era when absolutely nothing was known about them or about the civilisation that flourished in Lower ... More


The Intellectual Picklock

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0040
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on George Smith, ‘deluge Smith’ the ‘intellectual picklock’, a nationally known figure whose discoveries were eagerly followed in the pages of the Daily Telegraph. Smith had a ... More


Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Marian H. Feldman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores how communities formed around artworks in the Iron Age Levant (c. 1200-600 BCE). It argues that portable luxury arts forged collective memories and community identities through the ... More


The Dimming Glory

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, during which Egypt had been engaged in interventions in Syria–Palestine in aid of the Assyrians. King Psamtek I is regarded as the founder of the ... More


Linguistic Nationalism and the Emergence of Hebrew

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the emergence of a distinctive Hebrew script (as opposed to Aramaic or Phoenician script). The catalyst for this development was the rise of the Assyrian empire whose imperialism ... More


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... More


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