By Lester L. Grabbe
The ecu Seminar in ancient method is dedicated to debating concerns surrounding the background of historic Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological ideas for writing a historical past of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected used to be the Omride dynasty - its upward thrust and fall - and the following Jehu dynasty, right down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. contributors talk about such subject matters because the courting of prophetic texts, the home of Ahab in Chronicles, the Tel Dan inscription, the Mesha inscription, the Jezebel culture, the archaeology of Iron IIB, the connection among the biblical textual content and modern assets, and the character of the Omride country. the quantity by the way provides a fairly accomplished remedy of the most resources, concerns, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's background. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and likewise the suitable component of Mario Liverani's contemporary background of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and offers a viewpoint at the dialogue.
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22 Ahab Agonistes 3. Texts of the Hebrew Bible Outside of Amos In this attempt to find out the historical setting of Amos 1-2, I shall, as far as possible, also avoid using other texts from the Hebrew Bible beyond Amos. Again, this is not because I believe that such texts are without any comparative or historical value. The way I see it, the Hebrew Bible represents the most important historical source for the history of Iron Age Palestine and Syria. However, since the point of this paper is to attempt to date a biblical text, we shall have to avoid every kind of circular argument.
Apparently, Hebrew was regarded as an important cultural identity mark. A scholar like Weitzman concludes that the Qumran 24 Ahab Agonistes society's use of Hebrew in Greek- and Aramaic-speaking Hellenistic-Roman Palestine '... would have been one way in which it affirmed its identity as a transcendent community, a symbolic gesture of its eternally valid status in a world of competing ideologies and languages' (Weitzman 1999: 45). As we know, the Qumran society also produced biblical (and a few other) texts in palaeo-Hebrew script.