The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel: Victor H. Matthews
The Late Bronze Age in the Levant is a period of much interest to archaeologists, historians and biblical scholars. This is a period with intense international relations, rich in ancient sources, which provide historical data for the period, and is a crucial formative period for the peoples and cultures who play central roles in the Hebrew Bible. Recent archaeological research in Israel and surrounding countries has provided new, exciting, and in some cases, groundbreaking finds, interpretations and understanding of this period.The fourteen papers in this volume represent the proceedings of a conference held at Bar-Ilan University in 2014 (with the additional of several invited papers not presented at the conference), which provide both overviews of Late Bronze Age finds from several important sites in Israel and surrounding countries, as well as several synthetic studies on the various issues relating to the period. These papers, by and large, represent a broad view of cuttting edge research in the archaeology of the ancient Levant in general, and on the Late Bronze Age specifically.
Explore the captivating history of ancient Israel! Unlike many other ancient peoples, the culture and beliefs of the Israelites exist in modern society. They managed to survive through wars, persecution, and numerous revisions and adaptations caused by new invaders or internal rebellions. Because of their significance in contemporary society, it’s important to learn more about the Israelites in order to fully understand how they developed and managed to contribute so heavily to the current culture of the Western world. In this captivating history audiobook, you´ll learn startling facts about the intriguing ancient Israelites, and when you´re finished listening, you might have a discovered things about them that you not would expect. In Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans, you will discover topics such as Culture and society through the yearsThe Late Bronze Age and Early Iron AgeThe Late Iron AgeThe Israelites under BabylonThe Control of the PersiansThe Hellenistic Period and Judea under the SeleucidsThe Early Hasmonean DynastyThe Hasmonean Expansion and Civil WarRoman Rule of JudeaAncient Hebrew Religion and JudaismAnd much, much moreSo if you want to learn about Ancient Israel, listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129886/bk_acx0_129886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites, and ancient Israelites, then pay attention....Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization That Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient IsraelitesHittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the RomansThe Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about these startling ancient civilizations.Part one of this audiobook includes:Revolutionary findings provided by modern archaeological detective techniquesA simple explanation of what Canaan is and where it´s locatedFascinating discoveries of Canaanites artifactsReligion and beliefsAnd much, much more!In part two of this audiobook, you will discover:The origin of the Hittites in the Bronze AgeThe formation of the Old Kingdom, 1700-1500 BCThe New Kingdom, 1400-1200 BCThe downfall of the HittitesThe Syro-Hittite or Neo-Hittite kingdomsArt, symbolism, and the Hittites´ role in the BibleLegal and daily life of the HittitesMilitary structureAnd much, much more!Part three is covering ancient Israel, and in it, you will discover topics such as: Culture and society through the yearsAnd much, much more!So, if you want to learn more about these three ancient civilizations, listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Patton, Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131278/bk_acx0_131278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state - and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today. From early times, the British people have been drawn to the Holy Land through two major influences: the translation of the Bible into English and, later, the imperial need to control the road to India and access to the oil in the Middle East. Under these influences, one cultural and the other political, countless Englishmen - pilgrims, crusaders, missionaries, merchants, explorers, and surveyors - have made their way to the land of the ancient Hebrews. With the lucidity and vividness that characterizes her work, Barbara Tuchman brings to life the development of these twin motives - the Bible and the sword - in the consciousness of the British people, until they were finally brought together at the end of World War I when Britain´s conquest of Palestine from the Turks and the solemn moment of entering Jerusalem were imminent. Requiring a gesture of matching significance, that event evoked the Balfour Declaration of 1917, establishing a British-sponsored national home for the modern survivors of the people of the Old Testament. In her account, first published in 1956, Ms. Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of today´s troubles in the Middle East were planted long before the first efforts at founding a modern state of Israel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda McCaddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003547/bk_blak_003547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine´s millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine´s multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past. Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country´s history.
Elijah’s friends are dead, and without a miracle, he’s next.Elijah is a young prophet studying the Torah, when the soldiers of Queen Jezebel burn his school and massacre his teachers. He escapes, barely, but finds himself on the run and hunted as Queen Jezebel attempts to stamp out the worship of the Hebrew God in Israel and replace it with the worship of Ba’al.As the queen’s soldiers close in on him, Elijah discovers a little known promise in the Scroll of Deuteronomy and prays for something impossible - that God would turn the skies to bronze and stop the rain on the kingdom that has abandoned him.And God says yes.As drought and famine grip the cloudless land of Israel, God tells Elijah to hide and sends him to the land of Tyre, to a widow and her son who are on the edge of starvation. In Tyre Elijah finds a darkness at the heart of the city, a darkness that threatens to consume Israel next. But even if he survives, will Israel listen to his warning?This is a re-imagining of the story of Elijah from the Bible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jarret Lemaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157330/bk_acx0_157330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.