Book Give Away

Ancient Israel’s History edited by Bill T. Arnold and Richard S. Hess is the book up for grabs this week. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

“The history of Israel is a much-debated topic in Old Testament studies. On one side are minimalists who find little of historical value in the Hebrew Bible. On the other side are those who assume the biblical text is a precise historical record. Many serious students of the Bible find themselves between these two positions and would benefit from a careful exploration of issues in Israelite history.

This substantive history of Israel textbook values the Bible’s historical contribution without overlooking critical issues and challenges. Featuring the latest scholarship, the book introduces students to the current state of research on issues relevant to the study of ancient Israel. The editors and contributors, all top biblical scholars and historians, discuss historical evidence in a readable manner, using both canonical and chronological lenses to explore Israelite history.

Illustrative items, such as maps and images, visually support the book’s content. Tables and sidebars are also included.”

Preface Bill T. Arnold and Richard S. Hess
Introduction: Foundations for a History of Israel Richard S. Hess
1. The Genesis Narratives Bill T. Arnold
2. The Exodus and Wilderness Narratives    James K. Hoffmeier
3. Covenant and Treaty in the Hebrew Bible and in the Ancient Near East    Samuel Greengus
4. Early Israel and Its Appearance in Canaan    Lawson G. Stone
5. The Judges and the Early Iron Age    Robert D. Miller II
6. The Story of Samuel, Saul, and David    Daniel Bodi
7. United Monarchy: Archaeology and Literary Sources    Steven M. Ortiz
8. The Biblical Prophets in Historiography    James K. Mead
9. Late Tenth- and Ninth-Century Issues: Ahab Underplayed? Jehoshaphat Overplayed?    Kyle Greenwood
10. Eighth-Century Issues: The World of Jeroboam II, the Fall of Samaria, and the Reign of Hezekiah    Sandra Richter
11. Judah in the Seventh Century: From the Aftermath of Sennacherib’s Invasion to the Beginning of Jehoiakim’s Rebellion    Brad E. Kelle
12. Sixth-Century Issues    Peter van der Veen
13. Fifth- and Fourth-Century Issues: Governorship and Priesthood in Jerusalem    André Lemaire
14. The Hellenistic Period    David A. deSilva

Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, December 5th 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner’s name that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.

Ancient Israel's History


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I am a 1997 graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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29 Responses to Book Give Away

  1. gingrichdk says:

    Dwight Gingrich


  2. David R Booth says:

    David R Booth .. an impressive list of contributors. Here’s to a 2014 Xmas gift 🙂


  3. Ramzi Faddoul says:

    Ramzi FADDOUL


  4. Dale Kleinheksel says:

    Count me in!


  5. Victor Martinez says:

    Victor Martinez


  6. Daniel Lute says:

    Daniel Lute


  7. mccrackenrandy says:

    Randy McCracken


  8. Lindsay says:

    Lindsay Kennedy


  9. George Mearns says:

    George Mearns


  10. Vanessa says:



  11. Sean Lu says:

    It is going to be awesome!


  12. Winnie Charng says:

    Winnie Charng


  13. Andrew Paterson – thanks Louis.


  14. elecavalier says:

    Elizabeth Lecavalier


  15. Brian K says:

    Brian K


  16. Harold Dixon says:

    Harold Dixon


  17. dicky dale says:

    richard chamberlain


  18. brian says:

    Brian F.


  19. Rev. Bryant J. Williams III says:

    Bryant J. Williams III


  20. Matthew George says:

    Matthew George


  21. Daniel Ashworth says:

    Daniel Ashworth


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