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Israel and Its Bible : A Political Analysis - Ira Sharkansky

Israel and Its Bible

A Political Analysis

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Published: 1st March 1996
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Preface
Israel and the Diversity of Biblical Politicsp. 5
On Politics and Polities
Politics in the Bible and Israel on the Bible and this Book
Subsequent Chapters
Reading the Bible Politicallyp. 35
The Politics of Compiling the Hebrew Bible
The Geopolitical Context of Biblical Politics
Does the Bible Depict Political Reality?
The Appeals and Problems of the Bible's Literary Devices
Biblical Commentary and Scholarship
Moses: The Prophet Who Was Closest to Godp. 77
Moses' Story
Moses as Political Leader
David: The Pious and Sinful Kingp. 101
A Biblical Biography
David's Themes
Adjusting the Record
Jeremiah: A Political Prophetp. 129
The Historical and Geopolitical Setting
Principal Lines of Jeremiah's Prophecy
Jeremiah's Political Legacy
Job and Ecclesiastes: Biblical Outliersp. 151
The Book of Job
The Book of Ecclesiastes (The Preacher)
Deciphering the Ambiguous
Are They Outliers With Respect to Other Biblical Texts?
The Several Faces of Godp. 173
Which God?
The Focus of Inquiry
I Am The Lord Your God
The Political Roles of God
Was God Almighty?
The Bounded Principles of Biblical Politicsp. 197
Power and Its Limits: Authoritarian or Responsive?
Law and Implementation
Pro- and Anti-Monarchical
Ethnocentrism and Universalism
The Elusive Nature of the Promised Land
Historical Progress Against Cyclical Promise and Failure
Biblical Politics and Jewish Vitalityp. 221
On Politics and Judaism
The Varieties of David in the Bible and Literature
The Hebrew Bible and Israeli Politicsp. 249
Moral Congestion
Managing the Quandaries
Coping
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780815320210
ISBN-10: 0815320213
Series: GARLAND REFERENCE LIBRARY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1