By Hans M Barstad
During this number of essays, Hans M. Barstad bargains completely with the new historical past debate, and demonstrates its relevancy for the research of old Israelite heritage and historiography. he's taking an self reliant stand within the heated maximalist/minimalist debate at the historicity of the Hebrew Bible. important to his realizing is the need to observe the narrative nature of the traditional Hebrew and of the close to japanese assets. both vital is his declare that tales, too, might show positivistic ancient "facts". the opposite significant subject he offers with within the publication is the particular historical past of historic Judah within the Neo-Babylonian and Persian classes. the following, the writer makes large use of extant historic close to japanese assets, either textual and archaeological, and he places a lot weight on financial points. He exhibits that the foremost to knowing the position of Judah within the 1st millennium lays within the right overview of Judah and its neighbouring urban states inside their respective imperial contexts. a formal knowing of the background of Judah in the course of the sixth century BCE, accordingly, can merely be acquired whilst Judah is studied as part of the a lot wider Neo-Babylonian imperial coverage.
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52 49 The phenomenon has been treated thoroughly by EVANS, "Naram-Sin and Jeroboam", in: Scripture in Context 2 (983) 97-125. Cf. also OSSWALD, "Altorientalische Parallelen zur deuteronomistischen Geschichtsbetrachtung", MIO 15 (1969) 286-96, and, more recently, ASH, "Jeroboam I and the Deuteronomistic Historian's Ideology of the Founder", CBQ 60 (1998) 16-24. 50 As noted also by EVANS, "Naram-Sin and Jeroboam", Scripture in Context 2 (1983), pp. 111-13. 51 PROSECKY, "Quelques reflexions sur les textes historiques litteraires akkadiens", ArOr 64 (1996), p.
28, n. 18. 6 FOHRER, Einleitung in das Alte Testament (1969), pp. 499-500. 7 HousE, Zephaniah (1988), p. 13. 8 MEYERS and MEYERS, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8 (1987), p. LXX. 9 KAISER, Einleitung in das Alte Testament ( 1969), pp. 222-224. 10 HILL, Malachi (1998), p. 77. 11 TREVES, The Dates of the Psalms, 1988. 12 For scholars who have dated Job to the Hellenistic period, see LEVEQUE, "La datation du livre de Job", Congress Volume Vienna 1980 (1981), p. 209, n. 13. 13 MURPHY, The Tree of Life (1990), p.
Ein Gott allein? Eds. DIETRICH and KLOPFENSTEIN, 1994; GNUSE, No Other Gods, 1997. 60 The present author has written a monograph on this phenomenon in the book of Amos: BARSTAD, The Religious Polemics of Amos, I 984. The study is an attempt to use the Book of Amos as a source for the history of Israelite religion in the Iron Age. 61 POMPONIO, Nabu (1978), p. 69. 62 The following examples are taken from MAYER, "Der Gott As sur und die Erben Assyriens", in: Religion und Gesellschaft (1997), p. 15.