By Nadav Na'aman

In the course of the earlier 3 many years, Nadav Na'aman has again and again proved that he's probably the most cautious historians of historic Canaan and Israel. With wide services, he has introduced jointly archaeology, textual content, and the inscriptional fabric from the entire historic close to East to undergo at the background of historic Israel and the land of Canaan through the moment and primary millenniums B.C.E. lots of his reviews were released as magazine articles or notes and but, jointly, they represent the most very important our bodies of literature at the topic in recent times, fairly as a result of the cautious consciousness to method that Na'aman continuously has delivered to his paintings.

This ultimate quantity within the 3-volume set of Na'aman's gathered essays comprises 29 essays. one of the subject matters addressed are: the assets to be had to Israel's historians overdue within the first millennium B.C.E.; the truth at the back of the narratives with regards to the background of the United Monarchy; the influence of the author's personal time at the composition of the histories of Saul, David, and Solomon; and the contributions of archaeology to the research of the 10th century B.C.E. during protecting those issues, Na'aman touches on issues reminiscent of background and historiography, textual and literary difficulties, ancient geography, society, management, cult, and religion.

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Both were able to recruit an enormous number of chariots and troops for battle. 4. Aram Damascus was under their power. ” No king of Damascus is mentioned in the account of David’s wars. The absence of a king is explained by the assumption that the author deliberately described Damascus as a conquered district in Hadadezer’s kingdom that sent troops to support its lord after his defeat (2 Sam. 8:5–6). It was only after David’s death that Damascus became the seat of its own king (2 Kgs. 11:23–24).

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