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Author Keel, Othmar, 1937-

Title Jerusalem and the one God : a religious history / Othmar Keel ; edited with an introduction by Brent A. Strawn ; translated by Morven McClean
Published Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Jerusalem and the One God; Jerusalem and the One God; ; Dedication; Contents; Editor's Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; Introduction: Othmar Keel, Iconography, and the Old Testament; Introductory Matters; Three Preliminary Remarks; Jerusalem's Setting; The Names of the City; The History of Jerusalem; A Strong Canaanite City of the Middle Bronze Age IIB (ca. 1700-1500 BCE); A City under Egyptian Sovereignty (LBA, ca. 1500-1070 BCE); Jerusalem and the Israelite Tribes (IA I, ca. 1150-980 BCE); Jerusalem becomes the Residence of David ... and YHWH (ca. 980 BCE)
Conflict with Hellenism: Jerusalem from Alexander the Great to Pompey (333-63 BCE)Closing Thoughts; Conclusion; Afterword: A Few Remarks on History Writing; The Iconographic Work of Othmar Keel: A Select Bibliography; Works Cited; Index of Authors; Index of Ancient Writings
Solomon, Builder of the First Temple and Legendary Monarch (ca. 950 BCE)Competition and Cooperation with the Northern Kingdom (ca. 930-730 BCE); Assyrian Rule over Jerusalem and the Prophet Isaiah (ca. 730-625 BCE); The Fall of Assyria and the Reorganization of Jerusalem and Judah under Josiah (ca. 625-609 BCE); Cooperation or Confrontation with Babylon? The Problem after Josiah's Death (609-587 BCE); The Exile: Lamentation, Reproach, Pleading, and Visions of Renewed Splendor (587/586-539 BCE); Jerusalem under Persian Rule: The Second Temple Period (539-333 BCE)
Summary Jerusalem, with its turbulent history, is without doubt one of the best-known cities of the world. A long line of foreign powers have ruled over it, from as far back as biblical times. But the city owes its importance not to them but to the fact that it is the birthplace of monotheism. Othmar Keel sketches in broad brush strokes the development of Israelite-Jewish monotheism and its integration of polytheistic symbols and perceptions. Abundant maps and illustrations enhance the volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Monotheism -- History.
Jerusalem -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author McClean, Morven, translator
Strawn, Brent A., editor
ISBN 1506425615 (electronic bk.)
9781506425610 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Jerusalem und der eine Gott