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 Egalitarian Theology: The Commoner's Upgrade from King's Servant to Servant King

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter contains the argument that drives the rest of the book. The rejection of hierarchy is rooted in a major theological shift. Social and political hierarchy in the ancient Near East ... More


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

Trevor Bryce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book provides an account of the military and political history of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, which developed in south-eastern Anatolia and northern Syria during the Iron Age following the ... More


Introduction

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/9780199218721.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This raises the fundamental question of what happened to the populations of the Hittite world after the collapse of the Hittite kingdom at the end of the Bronze Age. It sets the scene for discussion ... More


The Biblical Hittites

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/9780199218721.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on references to the Hittites in the Old Testament. One group of references depicts the persons called ‘Hittites’ as members of small tribes living in the hill- country of ... More


Herodotus and Eastern Myths and Logoi: Deioces the Mede and Pythius the Lydian

Rosalind Thomas

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the looser type of legend and story patterns familiar to Herodotus' audience. It considers the possibility of legends and stories that seem to belong primarily to the Persian or ... More


The Kingdom of the Hittites

Trevor Bryce

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In 14th century BC, the Hittites became the supreme political and military power in the Near East. How did they achieve their supremacy? How successful were they in maintaining it? What brought about ... More


The Origins of the Hittites

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/9780199281329.003.01
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

To the 19th-century scholar, Anatolia was little more than a mysterious blank in the Near East during the Bronze Age at a time when the great ancient civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt ... More


Territories and Early Rivals of Hatti

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/9780199281329.003.03
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

At the height of its power in the 14th and 13th centuries, the Hittite kingdom incorporated large areas of Anatolia and northern Syria, from the Aegean seacoast in the west to the Euphrates river in ... More


The Foundations of the Kingdom: The Reigns of Labarna and Hattusili I (–c.1620)

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/9780199281329.003.04
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The second phase of the Assyrian colony period was marked by widespread conflicts which affected every area in Anatolia where the Assyrian merchants conducted their trading operations. This was ... More


The Struggles for the Royal Succession: From Mursili I to Muwattalli I (c. 1620–1400)

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/9780199281329.003.05
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On his death, and in accordance with his wishes, Hattusili was succeeded by his grandson and adopted son Mursili as king of the Hittites. Perhaps intentionally, Mursili may well have been obliged to ... More


A New Era Begins: From Tudhaliya I/II to Tudhaliya III (c.1400–1350)

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/9780199281329.003.06
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The assassination of Muwattalli was the final episode in the history of the period known as the Hittite Old Kingdom. The reign of his successor, Tudhaliya, marked what was effectively the beginning ... More


The Supremacy of Hatti: The Reign of Suppiluliuma I (c. 1350–1322)

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/9780199281329.003.07
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In spite of his close partnership with his father, and in spite of the role he had played in the restoration of the kingdom, Suppiluliuma was not intended for the mantle of kingship in Hatti after ... More


A Young King Proves his Worth: The Reign of Mursili II (c.1321–1295)

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/9780199281329.003.08
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In spite of the mounting external pressures faced by the kingdom of Hatti at the time of Suppiluliuma's death, the prospects for maintaining control over the territories won or regained during ... More


The Showdown with Egypt: The Reign of Muwattalli II (c.1295–1272)

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/9780199281329.003.09
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

On his death, Mursili left to his son and successor, Muwattalli, a relatively stable Hittite kingdom. But further to the south a major new threat was building in the form of Egypt. Tensions between ... More


The Ill-Fated Reign of the Second-Rank Son: The Reign of Urhi-Teshub (c.1272–1267)

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/9780199281329.003.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

It is thought that shortly after his accession, Muwattalli assigned to his brother Hattusili the responsibility for governing the northern regions of the Hittite kingdom. In the reign of his brother ... 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


Introduction

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/9780199281329.003.15
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

During the last 150 years, archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and philologists have all made substantial contributions to our knowledge of the ancient civilizations which rose, flourished, ... More


Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Joshua A. Berman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This book proposes a new approach to the Pentateuch’s narrative and legal inconsistencies that scholars have taken as signs of fragmentation and competing agendas. Recent studies of the scribal ... More


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