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The Resource David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

Label
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition
Title
David and Solomon
Title remainder
in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition
Statement of responsibility
Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focuses on the first two great kings of the Bible as a lens through which we can see the evolution of the entire era. The Bible's verses on David and his son were written in stages, over many hundreds of years, by authors living in very different circumstances. The earliest folklore about David depicts a bandit leader, leading a small gang of traveling raiders. In later periods, authors added images of a poet, the founder of a great dynasty, a political in-fighter, and a sinner. A similar evolution of Solomon from the builder of the Temple, to expander of his empire, to wise sage, to rich trader similarly reflects successive stages of history. Ultimately, David and Solomon came to embody a tradition of divinely inspired kings
Cataloging source
DLC
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Finkelstein, Israel
Dewey number
222/.067
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS621
LC item number
.F565 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silberman, Neil Asher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Christianity
  • Palestine
Label
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0631/2005049490-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-323) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 342 p.
Isbn
9780743243629
Lccn
2005049490
Other control number
9780743243629
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm61361631
Label
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0631/2005049490-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-323) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 342 p.
Isbn
9780743243629
Lccn
2005049490
Other control number
9780743243629
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm61361631

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