By Lester L. Grabbe

The ecu Seminar in old technique is devoted to debating concerns surrounding the heritage of old 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 was once the Omride dynasty - its upward thrust and fall - and the following Jehu dynasty, all the way down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. contributors talk about such issues because the relationship 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 resources, and the character of the Omride country. the quantity by the way provides a pretty accomplished remedy of the most assets, matters, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's heritage. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and in addition the correct portion of Mario Liverani's fresh background of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and gives a point of view at the dialogue.

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Watanabe. Heidelberg (1999): 271-302. 'What's in a Name? Neo-Assyrian Designations for the Northern Kingdom and their Implications for Israelite History and Biblical Interpretation', }BL 121 (2002): 639-66. The Ancient Near East c. 3000-330 BC. Vol. H (Routledge History of the Ancient World). London 1995. 'Hazae'l de Damas, roi d'Aram', in: Marchand, diplomates et empereurs. Etudes sur la civilisation mesopotamienne offertes a Paul Garelli. Textes reunis par D. Charpin et F. Joannes. Paris (1991): 91-108.

By M. Cogan and I. Eph'al (Scripta Hierosolymitana 33). Jerusalem (1991): 80-98. Oded, B. 1991 Paul, Sh. M. 1991 Pitard, W. T. 1987 '"The Command of the God" as a Reason for Going to War in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions', in: Ah, Assyria ... Studies in Assyrian History and Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Hayim Tadmor. Ed. by M. Cogan and I. Eph'al (Scripta Hierosolymitana 33). Jerusalem (1991): 223-30. Amos. A Commentary on the Book of Amos. Ed. by E M. Cross (Hermeneia. A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible).

As we have seen above, this Neo-Assyrian king made several campaigns to the west between 805 and 796 (cf. also Grayson 1996/2002: 207). 17. Dating Amos II Above, we were able to date the Book of Amos to the period between 805 (the, admittedly uncertain, death of Hazael) and 732 BCE (the fall of Damascus). In the meantime, we have learnt a little more. It is, for instance, quite clear that the events referred to in Amos 1-2 fit very nicely into the kind of history that we are dealing with in ninth- and eighth-century Assyria and Aram.

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