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Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple
Vaughn, Killebrew (Editor)
What are archaeologists and biblical scholars saying about Jerusalem? This volume includes the most up-to-date cross-disciplinary assessment of biblical Jerusalem (ca. 2000-586 B.C.E.) that represents the views of biblical historians, archaeologists, Assyriologists, and Egyptologists. The archaeological articles both summarize and critique previous theories as well as present previously unpublished archaeological data regarding the highly contested interpretations of First Temple period Jerusalem. The interpretative essays ask the question, "Can there be any dialogue between archaeologists and biblical scholars in the absence of consensus?" The essays give a clear "yes" to this question, and provide suggestions for how archaeology and biblical studies can and should be in conversation. The contributors include Yairah Amit, Jane M. Cahill, Israel Finkelstein, Richard Elliott Friedman, Hillel Geva, James K. Hoffmeier, Ann E. Killebrew, Gary N. Knoppers, Gunnar Lehmann, Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron, J. J. M. Roberts, William M. Schniedewind, Neil Asher Silberman, Margreet Steiner, Lynn Tatum, David Ussishkin, Andrew G. Vaughn, and K. Lawson Younger Jr. This book will appeal to advanced scholars, nonspecialists in biblical studies, and lay audiences who are interested in the most recent theories on Jerusalem. The volume will be especially useful as a supplemental textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses on biblical history.
Andrew G. Vaughn is Associate Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Ann E. Killebrew is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology— Dialogues and Discussions
Ann E. Killebrew and Andrew G. Vaughn
Part One— Jerusalem During the Reigns of David and Solomon
Jerusalem at the Time of the United Monarchy: The Archaeological Evidence
Jane M. Cahill
The Rise of Jerusalem and Judah— The Missing Link
by Israel Finkelstein
Solomon’s Jerusalem— The Text and the Facts on the Ground
The United Monarchy in the Countryside: Jerusalem, Judah, and the Shephelah during the 10th c. B.C.E.
Solomon’s Jerusalem and the Zion Tradition
J. J. M. Roberts
Solomon and the Great Histories
Richard Elliot Friedman
Part Two— The Rise and Fall of Jerusalem at the End of the Judean Kingdom
Western Jerusalem at the End of the First Temple Period in Light of the Excavations in the Jewish Quarter
The Urban Development of Jerusalem in the Late 8th Century B.C.E.
Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron
Egypt’s Role in the Events of 701 B.C. in Jerusalem
James K. Hoffmeier
Assyrian Involvement in the Southern Levant at the End of the Eighth Century B.C.E.
K. Lawson Younger, Jr.
Egypt, Assyria, and Isaiah, and the Ashdod Affair— A Review Article
J. J. M. Roberts
Jerusalem in Conflict— The Evidence for the Seventh Century b.c.e. Religious Struggle Over Jerusalem
‘The City Yhwh has Chosen’: The Chronicler’s Promotion of Jerusalem in Light of Recent Archaeology
Gary N. Knoppers
Part Three— Biblical Jerusalem: Towards a Consensus
Biblical Jerusalem— An Archaeological Assessment
Ann E. Killebrew
Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology— When Did Jerusalem Become a Subject of Polemic?
Jerusalem, the Late Judaean Monarchy, and the Composition of Biblical Texts
William M. Schniedewind
Archaeology, Ideology, and the Search for David and Solomon
Neil Asher Silberman
Is Biblical Archaeology Theologically Useful Today? — Yes, A Programmatic Proposal
Andrew G. Vaughn
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