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Description - Like a Bird in a Cage by Lester L. Grabbe

The European Seminar on Methodology in Israel's history has spent a number of years debating historical method. This volume focuses very specifically on Sennacherib's invasion of Judah in 701 BCE. With information from a variety of sources - archaeological, biblical, Assyrian, Egyptian, and possibly Greek - Sennacherib's campaign should serve as a useful case study to investigate the question of historicity. The contributors to this volume examine the problem from a variety of points of view, with vigorous discussion about the correct way to evaluate the biblical text. The volume should make an important contribution to the on-going debate about how to write the history of ancient Israel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826462152
ISBN-10: 0826462154
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 370
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lester L. Grabbe

Lester L. Grabbe is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Hull. He is founder and convenor of the European Seminar in Historical Methodology. A recent book is Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know it?