Finkelstein contesta Mazar sobre Palacio de Davi

Israel Finkelstein – e outros colegas – contestam Eilat Mazar sobre o pretenso Palácio de Davi, descoberto em Jerusalém [sobre a descoberta leia aqui].

O seu texto, publicado hoje sob permissão por Jim West na lista de discussão Biblical Studies é:

FINKELSTEIN, I. et al. Has King David’s Palace in Jerusalem Been Found? Tel Aviv University.

Infelizmente, o acesso, por enquanto (?), é restrito aos asssinantes da lista.

Livro interessante sobre Historia de Israel

WILLIAMSON, H. G. M. (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 452 p. – ISBN 9780197264010.

Diz a editora:
WILLIAMSON, H. G. M. (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007In recent years the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the findings of archaeology, and on the other there are some who believe that primacy should be given to archaeology and that the Biblical account is then seen to be for the most part completely unreliable in historical terms. This volume makes a fresh contribution to this debate by inquiring into the appropriate methods for combining different sorts of evidence-archaeological, epigraphical, iconographical, as well as Biblical. It also seeks to learn from related historical disciplines such as classical antiquity and early Islamic history, where similar problems are faced. The volume features contribution from a strong team of internationally distinguished scholars, frequently in debate with each other, in order to ensure that there is a balance of opinion. Chapters focus on the ninth century BCE (the period of the Omri dynasty) as a test case, but the proposals are of far wider application. The result is a work which brings together in mutually respectful dialogue the representatives of positions which are otherwise in danger of talking across one another. This volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of the Bible, as well as being of great interest to all for whom the Bible is a work of fundamental importance for religion and culture.


Veja o Sumário (Contents):

:: H. G. M. Williamson, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford and Student, Christ Church; Fellow of the British Academy
Preface; List of Abbreviations xiii-xx

:: J. W. Rogerson, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
Setting the Scene: A Brief Outline of Histories of Israel 3-14

:: Keith W Whitelam, Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
Setting the Scene: A Response to John Rogerson 15-23

:: Hans M Barstad, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, University of Edinburgh
The History of Ancient Israel: What Directions Should We Take? 25-48

:: Philip R. Davies, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
Biblical Israel in the Ninth Century? 49-56

:: Lester L. Grabbe, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism, University of Hull
Some Recent Issues in the Study of the History of Israel 57-67

:: T. P. Wiseman, Emeritus Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter
Classical History: A Sketch, with Three Artefacts 71-89

:: Chase F. Robinson, Lecturer in Islamic History, University of Oxford
Early Islamic History: Parallels and Problems 91-106

:: Amélie Kuhrt, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London
Ancient Near Eastern History: The Case of Cyrus the Great of Persia 107-127

:: David Ussishkin, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Tel Aviv
Archaeology of the Biblical Period: On Some Questions of Methodology and Chronology of the Iron Age 131-141

:: Amihai Mazar, Professor of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Spade and the Text: The Interaction between Archaeology and Israelite History Relating to the Tenth–Ninth Centuries BCE 143-171

:: Christoph Uehlinger, Professor of the History of Religions, University of Zurich
Neither Eyewitnesses, Nor Windows to the Past, but Valuable Testimony in its own Right: Remarks on Iconography, Source Criticism and Ancient Data-processing 173-228

:: M. J. Geller, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London
Akkadian Sources of the Ninth Century 229-241

:: K. Lawson Younger Jr, Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Ancient Near Eastern History, Trinity International University
Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: The Role of Shalmaneser III 243-277

:: André Lemaire, Directeur d’études, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
West Semitic Inscriptions and Ninth-Century BCE Ancient Israel 279-303

:: Marc Zvi Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, Brandeis University
Method in the Application of Biblical Source Material to Historical Writing (with Particular Reference to the Ninth Century BCE) 305-336

:: Graeme Auld, Professor of Hebrew Bible, University of Edinburgh
Reading Kings on the Divided Monarchy: What Sort of Narrative? 337-343

:: Rainer Albertz, Professor für Altes Testament, University of Münster
Social History of Ancient Israel 347-367

:: Bernard S. Jackson, Alliance Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies, University of Manchester
Law in the Ninth Century: Jehoshaphat’s ‘Judicial Reform’ 369-397

:: Nadav Na’aman, Professor of Jewish History, University of Tel Aviv
The Northern Kingdom in the Late Tenth–Ninth Centuries BCE 399-418