Synopses & Reviews
"On the walls of buildings ...on leather and papyrus, Israelites living under the monarchy (1000-587 B.C.E.) penned or scratched texts ranging from food and crop inventories ...to memorials...Smelik ...(has compiled these) remnants of early writing ...in light of their historical, social, and biblical contexts".--Douglas A. Knight, Vanderbilt University.
In this book, Klaas Smelik presents a selection of writings from ancient Israel that ranges from tax records to battle accounts. Smelik interprets these writings in light of their historical, social, and biblical contexts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-186) and indexes.
About the Author
Klaas A. D. Smelik is Director of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre (EHOC) and Professor of Hebrew and Judaism at Ghent University in Belgium.