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Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament

Cultural, social and historical contexts

- Edité par Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber ad John H. Walton
Novembre 2018, Editions Baker Academic
640 pages
ISBN 9780801097751

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Introduction Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton

Part One : Elements of the Drama

I. The Stage : Historical Geography
1. Introduction to Historical Geography - Paul H. Wright
2. Regions and Routes in the Levant - Carl G. Rasmussen
3. Climate and Environment of the Levant - Elizabeth Arnold
4. Plants and Animals of the Land of Israel - Daniel Fuks and Nimrod Marom

II. The Sets and Props : Archaeology
5. Introduction to Biblical Archaeology - Seymour Gitin
6. Archaeology of the Late Bronze Age - Joe Uziel
7. Archaeology of the Iron Age I - Aren M. Maeir
8. Archaeology of the Iron Age II - Amihai Mazar
9. Archaeology of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods - Constance E. C. Gane
10. Archaeology of the Hellenistic Period - Jordan Ryan

III. The Scripts : Ancient Near Eastern Literature
11. Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature - Adam E. Miglio
12. Hebrew Inscriptions - Judith M. Hadley
13. Mesopotamian Literature - Dave C. Deuel
14. Egyptian Literature - Nili Shupak
15. Hittite Literature - Alice Mouton
16. Northwest Semitic Inscriptions - Margaret E. Cohen
17. Ugaritic Literature - William D. Barker
18. Early Jewish Literature - Ryan Stokes

IV. The Frames : Ancient Near Eastern Iconography
19. Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Iconography - Izak Cornelius
20. Egyptian Iconography - Laura Wright
21. Mesopotamian and Anatolian Iconography - Daniel Bodi
22. Canaanite/Israelite Iconography - Brent A. Strawn

Part Two : Acts and Scenes of the Drama

V. Acts : Integrated Approaches to Broad Historical Contexts
23. The Ancestral Period - Richard S. Hess
24. The Egyptian Sojourn and the Exodus - David A. Falk
25. The Settlement Period - Pekka Pitkänen
26. The United Monarchy - Steven M. Ortiz
27. The Divided Monarchy : Israel - Jens Bruun Kofoed
28. The Divided Monarchy : Judah - Eric L. Welch
29. The Exile and the Exilic Communities - Deirdre N. Fulton
30. Persian Period Yehud - Kenneth A. Ristau
31. The Maccabean Revolt and the Hasmonean Kingdom - Joel Willitts

VI. Scenes : Integrated Approaches to Event-Based Historical Contexts
32. Akhenaten and the Amarna Period - Mark D. Janzen
33. The Late Bronze Age Collapse and the Sea Peoples’ Migrations - Gregory D. Mumford
34. Sheshonq’s Levantine Conquest and Biblical History - Yigal Levin
35. The Battle of Qarqar and Assyrian Aspirations - Mark W. Chavalas
36. The Mesha Inscription and Relations with Moab and Edom - Juan Manuel Tebes
37. The Tell Dan Inscription, Jehu’s Revolt, and Aramaean Campaigns in Israel and Judah - K. Lawson Younger Jr.
38. Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah and Neo-Assyrian Expansion - Kyle H. Keimer
39. Eighth-Century Levantine Earthquakes and Natural Disasters - Ryan N. Roberts
40. The Battle of Carchemish and Seventh-Century Regional Politics - Sara L. Hoffman
41. Alexander the Great and Levantine Hellenism - D. Brent Sandy

Part Three : Themes of the Drama

VII. God : Integrated Approaches to Themes in Israelite Religion
42. Monotheism in Ancient Israel - Matthew J. Lynch
43. Biblical Texts Studied in Comparison with Other Ancient Near Eastern Documents - John H. Walton
44. The Temple in Context - John H. Walton
45. Priests in the Ancient Near East - Gerald Klingbeil
46. Worship, Sacrifice, and Festivals in the Ancient Near East - Roy E. Gane
47. Family Religion in Ancient Israel - Andrew R. Davis
48. Prophecy, Divination, and Magic in the Ancient Near East - John W. Hilber
49. Death and Burial in the Iron Age Levant - Christopher B. Hays

VIII. Family : Integrated Approaches to Themes in Family Networks
50. Tribes and Nomads in the Iron Age Levant - Thomas D. Petter
51. Women in Ancient Israel - Carol Meyers
52. Family, Children, and Inheritance in the Biblical World - Victor H. Matthews

IX. Sustenance : Integrated Approaches to Themes in Economic Contexts
53. Seasons, Crops, and Water in the Land of the Bible - Oded Borowski
54. Trade in the Late Bronze and Iron Age Levant - Joshua T. Walton
55. Slavery in the World of the Bible - Richard E. Averbeck
56. The Local Economies of Ancient Israel - Peter Altmann
57. Metallurgy in the World of the Bible - Brady Liss and Thomas E. Levy
58. Ancient Technologies of Everyday Life - Gloria London
59. Food Preparation in the Iron Age Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
60. Feasting in the Biblical World - Janling Fu
61. Music and Dance in the World of the Bible - Annie F. Caubet

X. Governance : Integrated Approaches to Themes in Social Organization
62. Kingship and the State in Ancient Israel - Nili S. Fox
63. Social Stratification in the Iron Age Levant - Avraham Faust
64. Law and Legal Systems in Ancient Israel - David W. Baker
65. Wisdom Traditions in Ancient Israel - Paul Overland
66. Warfare in the World of the Bible - Mark Schwartz