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A King Like All the Nations?: Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Bible and History
Oeming, Manfred and Petr Sláma, editors

Münster: LIT Verlag, 2015 pp. 352. €39.90

Series Information
Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel, 28


Description: The book presents a plethora of perspectives on the phenomenon of kingship and state in the Bible and in history. Considered here are most important parts of Old Testament literature, i.e. Pentateuch, Deuteronomistic history, Prophecy and Wisdom. Accordingly, the time span dealt with is quite broad, ranging from the pre-Monarchic era up until Hellenism. In addition some conributions reaching in their scope far beyond the boundary of the Old Testament are present, engaging thoroughly the archaeology of the "Holy Land" as well as the Ancient Near Eastern and Hellenistic context of the Old Testament. The Septuagint and the New Testament, repeatedly consulted in this volume turn the attention to the questions of the history of reception. The volume is based on an international symposium held in April 2014 in Prague.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Israel, Greco-Roman Period

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Review by Joseph Price
Published 1/20/2017
Citation: Joseph Price, review of Manfred Oeming and Petr Sláma, eds., A King Like All the Nations? Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Bible and History, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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