Synopses & Reviews
Beginning in the late-13th century BC and ending with the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, this wide-ranging work looks at Israelite culture and places it within the context of the contemporary Near Eastern world. The book combines recent research with archaeological and epigraphic evidence. It sets the scene with the geography and history of Israel, its origins and social structure, and moves on to look at towns and villages, agriculture, industry and trade, as well as religion and the arts.
In his wide-ranging and authoritative survey, beginning in the late 13th century B.C. and ending with the catastrophic fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., Isserlin looks at all the aspects of Israelite culture, both material and intellectual, and places it within the context of the contemporary Near Eastern World. Readers will be able to compare the historical and archaeological record with the story as told in the Bible. 150 illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-297) and index.