New PDF release: A history of ancient Israel : from the Patriarchs through

By Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books

ISBN-10: 1407447831

ISBN-13: 9781407447834

Israel inspires myriad institutions for peoples of all cultures and spiritual backgrounds. Inextricably linked to the world's 3 such a lot famous religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Israel is steeped in historical past and clash, a lot of that's recognized during the stories of biblical figures reminiscent of Moses, David, Solomon, and, after all, Jesus Christ.But how a lot of the Bible should be relied upon as exact heritage? and what kind of of the biblical list could be demonstrated via archaeology? Esteemed professor, researcher, and writer Eric H. Cline of The George Washington collage addresses those and different questions during this interesting sequence of lectures.

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Pharaoh Shoshenq was a Libyan mercenary who founded the twenty-second dynasty of Egypt and ruled from about 945 to 923 BCE. He came to the throne toward the end of Solomon’s rule. Shoshenq left behind (on the wall of a temple in Karnak in Egypt) an impressive list of cities that he claimed to have captured. The cities are all located in the region now called Israel and Judah. According to the inscription, he captured Megiddo, Taanach, Shunem, and other cities and towns in Israel and 42 the Negev.

First was a porch at the front, with two free-standing columns, then came the main hall or sanctuary, and then at the far end was the inner sanctuary known as the Holy of Holies. This was where the Ark of the Covenant would have been kept. One scholar claims that the Bible says the Temple was sixty cubits (about a hundred and three feet) long, twenty cubits (thirty-three feet) wide, and thirty cubits (fifty-one feet) high. Other scholars say that the whole building was about one hundred cubits long by fifty cubits wide (a hundred and fifty feet by seventy-five feet).

It is a topic that continues to generate controversy. 29 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Questions 1. Why was David’s capture of Jerusalem one of the ten most important conflicts in the city’s history? 2. Where is the first mention of David believed to be found? Suggested Reading Shanks, Hershel, ed. Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple. 2nd rev. ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. Other Books of Interest Cline, Eric H. Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel.

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