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Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

David T. Lamb

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231478
eISBN:
9780191710841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel. It discusses ... More


Israel Among the Nations: Biblical Culture in the Ancient Near East

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177961
eISBN:
9780199784622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Ancient Israel was a nation in the Near East, but it conceived of itself as a unique people. This chapter investigates the ways that Israel constructed its cultural identity in relation to its ... More


Alphabetic Origins

Dennis Pardee

in The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the peculiarities of the Ugaritic language and hence of its peculiar contributions to our knowledge of the history of culture. It discusses the nature of the language and its ... More


Ancient Near Eastern History: the Case of Cyrus the Great of Persia

AMÉLIE KUHRT

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/9780197264010.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines how an historian of the ancient Near East sets about reconstructing a picture of the past using material of great diversity in terms of type and historical value. It ... More


The Biblical Sense of the Past

Ronald Hendel

in Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177961
eISBN:
9780199784622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177967.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The distinctive features of the biblical sense of history may be illuminated by comparison with classical Greek and ancient Near Eastern concepts. The biblical view includes features of what we call ... More


Early Israelite Wisdom

Stuart Weeks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This is a new and ground-breaking study of the nature and origins of the earliest material in the book of Proverbs, drawing on evidence from Israel and neighbouring ... More


Island History and Island Identity on Cyprus

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides an island history of Bronze Age and early Iron Age Cyprus, discussing at length all published documentary evidence related to Alashiya, Ku‐pi‐ri‐jo, and Iadnana (Neo‐Assyrian ... More


The Hermeneutics of Reading Genesis after Darwin

Richard S. Briggs

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the issues occupying the interpretation of Genesis at the time of Darwin and notes that the impact of the discovery of ancient Near Eastern creation accounts came at more or ... More


Honest Doubters

E. W. Heaton

in The School Tradition of the Old Testament: The Bampton Lectures for 1994

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263623
eISBN:
9780191601156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The presuppositions of the comfortable outlook – ‘God’s in his heaven: All’s right with the world’ – had been questioned from time to time over the centuries, but Job and Ecclesiastes are the only ... 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


The Art of Parody: The Death Theme

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter believes that Job is the most death-oriented book in the Bible making Job one of the most basic resources, with regard to death in the Ancient Near East. The poet of Job was able to use ... More


Hebrew Poetry

W. G. E. Watson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament, and discusses Hebrew poetry in the context of the Hebrew (Old Testament) Bible. The introductory section looks at recent work on ... More


Marriage And Divorce

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The lack of a systematic account of marriage and divorce in biblical law means drawing on a wide range of legal materials in order to reconstruct what the typical practice might have been in biblical ... More


The Art of Parody: The Dialogue/Appeal

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The “Poem of Job” like Bontsye Shvayg maintains a sharply critical line against pietistic worldview that a poet like Perets wished to address. The chapter mentions that to understand fully the “Poem ... More


Enduring Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the circulation of knowledge about religion and religions, this chapter shifts focus from Europe to the history of the study of religion in the United States, highlighting the importance ... More


Jehu's Dynasty and Dtr's Perspective on Dynastic Succession

David T. Lamb

in Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231478
eISBN:
9780191710841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that Dtr's bias against Jehu's heirs is part of a broader Deuteronomistic pattern of portraying dynastic successors negatively in order to subvert the monarchical status quo. After ... More


Conclusion

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter reviews and summarizes the central themes of the study. As a whole, the eight chapters have offered a portrait of a treatise and its relationship to the literary and historical setting ... More


The Hebrew Text

Helen Kraus

in Gender Issues in Ancient and Reformation Translations of Genesis 1-4

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199600786
eISBN:
9780191731563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600786.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Church History

The Hebrew text functions here as the standard against which each of the five translated texts is measured. Genesis differs from other creation narratives from the Ancient Near East in that there is ... More


The Near East as a Whole

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0108
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted developed a friendship with the world-renowned astronomer and scientific impresario George Ellery Hale, who was recruited by University of Chicago President William Rainey Harper ... More


A Historical Laboratory

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0173
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On April 28, 1930, a new building for the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago was inaugurated. When James Henry Breasted first requested a new building in 1923, he saw the need to ... More


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