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The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Victor H. Matthews


This volume provides a basic introduction to the historical, archaeological, and contextual aspects of ancient Israel during its formative period in the Bronze and Iron Age. It integrates extrabiblical sources from regions throughout the ancient Near East with the data found in the biblical narratives in order to explore the development of ancient Israelite identity, cultural traditions, and their interaction with the other major cultures of the ancient Near East. Given the nature of available information on this early culture, it is necessary to take into account the methods designed to exami ... More

Keywords: historiography, historical geography, memory studies, Israel, Philistines, archaeology, Bronze Age, Iron Age, monarchy, geopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190231149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190231149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor H. Matthews, author
Missouri State University