By p>Jonathan M. Golden
Ancient Canaan and Israel takes readers past the scriptural portrayals of the quarter and into the standard lives of Canaanites and Israelites. It attracts on lately came upon archaeological facts and clean interpretations of biblical and extrabiblical texts to teach how archaeologists and different researchers reconstruct the numerous features of those civilizations—political, geographic, social, financial, non secular, technological, and aesthetic.
For skilled students or enthusiastic rookies, it truly is an enlightening portrayal of the folk and the land of Canaan and Israel, which lines many recognized religious and cultural traditions again to their historical roots. it's also an aim creation to a few much-debated themes, akin to the destiny of the Canaanite cultures, the origins of the Israelites, and the historic accuracy of the Bible.
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The Use of Biblical Quotations in Christian Apocalyptic Writings of the Umayyad interval
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The Re-written Bible in Arabic:
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Biblical Exegesis and Interreligious Polemics within the Arabic Apocalypse of Peter
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The improvement of Testimony Collections in Early Christian Apologetics with Islam
The Bible and the Kalam
The Qur'anic Sarah as Prototype of Mary
Muslim Accusations of tahrif: Muqatil Ibn Sulayman's remark on Key Qur'anic Verses
Is There Room for Corruption within the `Books' of God?
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The Use and Translation of Scripture within the Apologetic Writings of Abu Ra'ita al-Takriti
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Hanbalite observation at the Bible: research of Najm al-Din al-Tufi's (d. 716/1316) Al-Ta`liq
Illustrating the Gospels in Arabic: Byzantine and Arab Christian Miniatures
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A Nestorian Arabic Pentateuch utilized in Western Islamic Lands
Biblical Allusions and Citations within the Syriac Theotokia in accordance with the MS Syr.
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Robinson began by studying the accounts of travelers and missionaries in order to reconstruct a biblical geography, and with a series of publications he established his reputation as an authority on such matters without even once traveling to the Middle East. When Robinson met the American missionary Eli Smith, the two conceived of a field study where they could document the veracity of the Bible by identifying the sites mentioned in the text. Robinson’s expertise in biblical scholarship, coupled with Smith’s command of Arabic, made the two a formidable pair, for they surmised that many of the Arab villages in Palestine (for example, el-Jib) retained the ancient Hebrew in their names (in this case, Gibeon).
Indeed, it was probably a case of trying to excavate too much without enough attention to provenience and stratigraphy. Macalister identified but eight of the strata at Gezer where subsequent archaeologists found twenty-six. Bliss, in his determination to dig up the entire mound in search of a royal archive, probably lacked the resources and experience necessary to organize the work and process the finds from such an ambitious undertaking. William G. Dever, who would revisit the site in the 1970s, referred to the earlier publications on Gezer as “vast treasure houses of intriguing, but often useless information” (1980, 42).
This, of course, is the place where grapes and olives thrive, and these two early “cash crops” would play a vital role in these ancient Environment and Ecology 27 economies. As a result, numerous changes in the cultural ecology of the southern Levant occurred over the course of some nine millennia. SUGGESTED READING Danin, A. 2003. , edited by T. E. Levy, 24–37. New York: Facts on File. Frumkin, A. 1997. ” In Late Quaternary Chronology and Paleoclimates of the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by O.