JavaScript Menu, DHTML Menu Powered By Milonic
Eisenbrauns Logo - Click to return to the home page

0 items in your cart. View Cart | Check Out

All Books and Software: Biblical Studies: History and Historiography of Ancient Israel

Community Identity in Judean Historiography
  • View larger image

  • Cover art, screen shots, and page scans
  • Submit Text
    Descriptions, reviews, or tables of contents

Community Identity in Judean Historiography

Biblical and Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Gary N. Knoppers and Kenneth A. Ristau
\
  Create a standing order for this series

2009

List Price: $49.50
Your Price: $44.55
You save: $4.95

This item could ship free to U.S. addresses!
Add this item and $54.45 to your cart to get free shipping.
(This amount may be covered by other items in your cart.)

Availability: In Stock

Permanent link: http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/KNOCOMMUN

Please log in to add this item to your wish list.

Table of Contents
New! Download a Printable Title Information Sheet (PDF)
    Everything your librarian or bookstore will want to know

Description

Most of the essays in this volume stem from the special sessions of the Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies, held in the late spring of 2007 (University of Saskatchewan). The papers in these focused sessions dealt with issues of self-identification, community identity, and ethnicity in Judahite and Yehudite historiography. The scholars present addressed a range of issues, such as the understanding, presentation, and delimitation of "Israel" in various biblical texts, the relationship of Israelites to Judahites in Judean historical writings, the definition of Israel over against other peoples, and the possible reasons why the ethnoreligious community ("Israel") was the focus of Judahite/Yehudite historiography. Papers approached these matters from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary vantage points. For example, some pursued an inner-biblical perspective (pentateuchal sources/writings, Former Prophets, Latter Prophets, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah), while others pursued a cross-cultural comparative perspective (ancient Near Eastern, ancient Greek and Hellenistic historiographies, Western and non-Western historiographic traditions). Still others attempted to relate the material remains to the question of community identity in northern Israel, monarchic Judah, and postmonarchic Yehud.

Product Details

Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Publication date: 2009
Bibliographic info: x + 286 pages
Language(s): English

   

Cover: Cloth
Trim Size: 6 x 9 inches

 

Reviews

" This beautiful book displays a great variety of approaches, methods, texts, and results, which makes it valuable. The construction of a community’s identity is a complex affair having to do with religion and rites, with language and political organization, and not least with the construction of “the other.” In one way or the other, the contributions in this volume prove that historiography also plays a crucial role in the formation of identity. Narratives and texts highly influence the self-identity of Israel’s postexilic community. "—Rainer Kessler, University of Marburg in Review of Biblical Literature, March 2010

"All eleven essays are well-written and footnoted, use data judiciously, and present coherent arguments. Readers interested in the formation of identity—and especially during the postexilic period—will do well to not ignore any of these essays in their research on the topic, regardless of the text or period being studied."—Steven J. Schweitzer, Bethany Theological Seminary in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Volume 11 (2011).

Share Your Find!

Shopping Cart


(you can always remove it later)

0 items in your cart.

See above

We ship
worldwide!

Linking
http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/KNOCOMMUN
Linking to us? Use this address for this item!See above

E-mail
Click to (or send a note to yourself!)

Blogging tools
Copy the HTML code below to add this item to your online
journal, blog, profile page, website, or on-line forum.

Main Entry

Full Listing (cover, title, full bibliographic information)

Main Entry

Title-only link

Main Entry

Cover-only link

NBRF1NBRF2eis_view_item

Google Book Search