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Jerusalem in ancient history and tradition [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas L. Thompson ; with the collaboration of Salma Khadra Jayyusi.

Contributor(s): Thompson, Thomas L, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 381.; Copenhagen international seminar: 13.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 301 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780567605061 (electronic bk.); 056760506X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Jerusalem -- History -- Congresses | Jerusalem -- Antiquities -- Congresses | Jerusalem in the Bible -- Congresses | Jerusalem in the Bible | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | Bijbel | Heilige plaatsen | Amman <2001> | Jerusalem | Israel <Altertum>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jerusalem in ancient history and tradition.DDC classification: 933 Other classification: 15.75 | 11.35 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An introduction : can a history of ancient Jerusalem and Palestine be written? / Thomas L. Thompson -- A moral reading of the Bible in Jerusalem / Michael Prior -- "House of David" : the Tel Dan inscription(s) / Niels Peter Lemche -- Expanding borders : the development of Jerusalem in the Iron age / Margreet Steiner -- Rome, Syria and the Jerusalem high priest : the international bases of the high priest's rule of the Jerusalem city-state : 175-63 BCE / Sara Mandell -- Herod and Jerusalem : the Hellenization of an Oriental city / John Strange -- Jerusalem in the time of the Kingdom of Judah / Firas Sawah -- Ethnic groups in Jerusalem / Lester L. Grabbe -- From Zion to Zion : Jerusalem in the Dead Sea scrolls / Philip R. Davies -- The making of the holy city : on the foundations of Jerusalem in the Hebrew Bible / Thomas M. Bolin -- Brothers fighting brothers : Jewish and Samaritan ethnocentrism in tradition and history / Ingrid Hjelm -- Holy war at the center of Biblical theology : shalom and the cleansing of Jerusalem / Thomas L. Thompson -- "Next year in Jerusalem" : Bible, identity and myth on the Web / David M. Gunn -- Imagining Jerusalem / Keith W. Whitelam.
Summary: An international team of historians, archaeologists and biblical scholars discuss new perspectives on the archaeology, history and biblical traditions of ancient Jerusalem and examine their ethical, literary, historical and theological relationships. Essays range from a discussion of the Hellenization of Jerusalem in the time of Herod to an examination of its identity and myth on the Internet, while Thomas L. Thompson's informed Introduction queries whether a true history of ancient Jerusalem and Palestine can in fact ever be written. Contributors include: Thomas L. Thompson, Michael Prior, Nie.
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An introduction : can a history of ancient Jerusalem and Palestine be written? / Thomas L. Thompson -- A moral reading of the Bible in Jerusalem / Michael Prior -- "House of David" : the Tel Dan inscription(s) / Niels Peter Lemche -- Expanding borders : the development of Jerusalem in the Iron age / Margreet Steiner -- Rome, Syria and the Jerusalem high priest : the international bases of the high priest's rule of the Jerusalem city-state : 175-63 BCE / Sara Mandell -- Herod and Jerusalem : the Hellenization of an Oriental city / John Strange -- Jerusalem in the time of the Kingdom of Judah / Firas Sawah -- Ethnic groups in Jerusalem / Lester L. Grabbe -- From Zion to Zion : Jerusalem in the Dead Sea scrolls / Philip R. Davies -- The making of the holy city : on the foundations of Jerusalem in the Hebrew Bible / Thomas M. Bolin -- Brothers fighting brothers : Jewish and Samaritan ethnocentrism in tradition and history / Ingrid Hjelm -- Holy war at the center of Biblical theology : shalom and the cleansing of Jerusalem / Thomas L. Thompson -- "Next year in Jerusalem" : Bible, identity and myth on the Web / David M. Gunn -- Imagining Jerusalem / Keith W. Whitelam.

An international team of historians, archaeologists and biblical scholars discuss new perspectives on the archaeology, history and biblical traditions of ancient Jerusalem and examine their ethical, literary, historical and theological relationships. Essays range from a discussion of the Hellenization of Jerusalem in the time of Herod to an examination of its identity and myth on the Internet, while Thomas L. Thompson's informed Introduction queries whether a true history of ancient Jerusalem and Palestine can in fact ever be written. Contributors include: Thomas L. Thompson, Michael Prior, Nie.

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