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Jerusalem and the One God: A Religious History

Jerusalem and the One God: A Religious History

Author: 
Othmar Keel (Author) Brent A. Strawn (Editor)
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Description

Jerusalem, with its turbulent history, is without doubt one of the best- known cities of the world. A long line of foreign powers have ruled over it, from as far back as biblical times. But the city owes its importance not to them but to the fact that it is the birthplace of monotheism. Othmar Keel sketches in broad brush strokes the development of Israelite-Jewish monotheism and its integration of polytheistic symbols and perceptions. Abundant maps and illustrations enhance the volume.

ISBN: 
9781451478181
Price: 
$29.00
ISBN: 
9781506425610
Price: 
$29.00
Release date: 
June 15, 2017
Pages: 
160
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Contents

Editor’s Foreword
Preface
Introduction

Part 1: Introductory Matters
1. Three Preliminary Remarks
2. Jerusalem’s Setting
3. The Names of Jerusalem

Part II: The History of Jerusalem
4. A Strong Canaanite City of the Middle Bronze Age IIB
5. A City under Egyptian Sovereignty
6. Jerusalem and the Israelite Tribes
7. Jerusalem Becomes the Residence of David . . . and YHWH
8. Solomon, Builder of the First Temple and Legendary Monarch
9. Competition and Cooperation with the Northern Kingdom
10. Assyrian Rule of Jerusalem and the Prophet Isaiah
11. The Fall of Assyria and the Reorganization of Jerusalem and Judah under Josiah
12. Cooperation or Confrontation with Babylon? The Problem after Josiah’s Death
13. The Exile: Lamentation, Reproach, Pleading, and Visions of Renewed Splendor
14. Jerusalem under Persian Rule: The Second Temple Period
15. Conflict with Hellenism: Jerusalem from Alexander the Great to Pompey

Part III: Closing Thoughts
16. Conclusion
17. Afterword: A Few Remarks on History Writing

Works Cited
Indices