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The Resource David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

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David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition
Title
David and Solomon
Title remainder
in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition
Statement of responsibility
Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discoveries of biblical archaeology have shed powerful light on the characters in the Bible. Here, archaeologists Finkelstein and Silberman focus on the first two great kings of the Bible as a lens through which we can see the evolution of the entire era. The Bible's verses on David and his son were written in stages, over many hundreds of years, by authors living in very different circumstances. The earliest folklore about David depicts a bandit leader, leading a small gang of traveling raiders. In later periods, authors added images of a poet, the founder of a great dynasty, a political in-fighter, and a sinner. A similar evolution of Solomon from the builder of the Temple, to expander of his empire, to wise sage, to rich trader similarly reflects successive stages of history. Ultimately, David and Solomon came to embody a tradition of divinely inspired kings.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Finkelstein, Israel
Dewey number
222/.067
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silberman, Neil Asher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Palestine
  • Christianity
  • Antiquities
  • Christianity
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Middle East
  • Archeologische vondsten
  • Receptie
Label
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recovering history. Tales of the bandit ; The madness of Saul ; Murder, lust, and betrayal- The evolution of a legend. Temple and dynasty ; Solomon's wisdom? ; Challenging Goliath- How the legend shaped history. Patron saints of the temple ; Messianic visions ; Epilogue : symbols of authority
Control code
ocm61361631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780743243636
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005049490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61361631
Label
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recovering history. Tales of the bandit ; The madness of Saul ; Murder, lust, and betrayal- The evolution of a legend. Temple and dynasty ; Solomon's wisdom? ; Challenging Goliath- How the legend shaped history. Patron saints of the temple ; Messianic visions ; Epilogue : symbols of authority
Control code
ocm61361631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780743243636
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005049490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61361631

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