This free eBook is your expert guide to the biblical peoples that were part of ancient Israel’s world, from the Egyptians and the Assyrians to the Canaanites and the Philistines.
Bring the world of ancient Israel to life with this invaluable collection of articles from Biblical Archaeology Review and Archaeology Odyssey.
Ancient Israel’s history, culture, and writings were shaped by its contacts with the many peoples and cultures of the ancient world. In BAS’s latest eBook, Biblical Peoples—The World of Ancient Israel, prominent biblical scholars and archaeologists introduce you to the biblical peoples and powers that dominated the ancient Near East and interacted socially, politically, and militarily with ancient Israel.
Situated at the heart of the eastern Mediterranean world, ancient Israel shared borders with many different biblical peoples, kingdoms, and empires. Through trade, politics, and military campaigns, Israel was connected with peoples both near and far. Through the millennia, these biblical peoples included the Egyptians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Canaanites, Philistines, Phoenicians, Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites. Although the Hebrew Bible portrays them mostly as villains, these peoples, and the nature of their contact with ancient Israel, were much more complex and nuanced.
Chapter by chapter, explore the biblical and archaeological evidence for each of these biblical peoples and learn how they interacted with the ancient Israelites. In your free eBook, Biblical Peoples—The World of Ancient Israel, carefully assembled from articles published in Biblical Archaeology Review and Archaeology Odyssey magazines, you will discover the history and archaeology behind many of the Hebrew Bible’s most infamous peoples, including:
Enjoy discovering how deeply these various biblical peoples influenced the history and culture of ancient Israel and Judah. It will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the Bible and the cultural and historical setting in which it was written.
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