Indispensable for all biblical scholars, scholars in Judaism, the History of the Ancient Near East, and Religion.
Lowell K. Handy, Ph.D. (1987 in Bible, University of Chicago Divinity School, is Senior Lecturer in Bible, Theology Department, Loyola University of Chicago, and Indexer/Analyst, American Theological Library Association, Evanston, Illinois. He has published on biblical historiography and ancient Israelite religion, including Among the Host of Heaven (Eisenbrauns, 1994).
The figure of King Solomon is central to our understanding of the history of Israel and Judah. This volume of collected articles brings the reader up-to-date with the latest scholarship in the field.
The work consists of twenty-four chapters and provides important studies in the historical approach to Solomon and to 10th century B.C.E. Judah and Israel with archaeological surveys of the neighboring regions, sociological surveys, and literary readings of the biblical texts. With suggestions for further research and indexes.
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