By Gershon Galil
The background of the traditional close to East within the 12th-10th centuries BCE continues to be an unsolved riddle. now and then the veil is lifted and tiny elements of this tricky puzzle glow in a brand new mild. yet many questions are as but unanswered, and such a lot information are nonetheless obscure. however, the vast outlines of this age are relatively good agreed via so much students: the 3 superpowers Egypt, Hatti and Assyria steadily misplaced their carry and their effect within the quarter: first the Hittites, simply after 1200 BCE, and some dozens of years later, Egypt and Assyria. Historians regularly concur that once the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1243-1208 BCE), Assyria plunged right into a lengthy decline, progressively wasting its western territories to the Aramaean invaders. (...) The stories provided during this publication contact on diversified elements of human actions (political, social, monetary, and cultural), and check with diverse elements of the traditional close to East: from Melid and Hanigalbat within the north to Egypt and Kush within the south and from Assyria and Babylonia within the East to the dominion of Taita and (southern) Philistia within the west. They do notwithstanding heart mostly at the Bible and the historical past of old Israel and its western and japanese friends, in comparison with different historical close to jap cultures. The papers current an intensive vista of views-from biblical and archaeological views and certainly such a lot of them have been written from an inter disciplinary perspective.
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A person who misappropriated them fell victim to the ban himself, because contamination through the banned objects could threaten the existence of the entire holy nation (Jos 6:18–19; 7:12,24). The description of the ban in Josh 10:28–43 and 11:12–20 follows the Deuteronomistic phraseology. The theory was not part of the original Deuteronomic law from the pre-exilic time of Josiah, but is embedded in the secondary historical framing of the law (cf. 40 At the end of the Babylonian Exile, this new literary version of the conquest story was produced,41 stressing the agreement between the original divine law of Moses and the legitimacy of the appropriation of the land by the Israelites.
The interpretation of the ban theory at that time focuses on preserving Israelite identity by strict avoidance of any exogamic intermarriage. : + and the Girgasites] and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 52 Ex 23:23–24,31b–33 23 When my messenger goes before you and brings you to the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, I will annihilate them. 12 Be vigilant, lest you The note about Joseph’s burial was also added: cf.
Mazar and E. ), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition: Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE in Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem, 1998), pp. 220–237; idem, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? (Grand Rapids, 2003). 43 Weippert (op. cit. [note 1], p. 486) already pointed out that a reliable picture of the original application of the ban ritual in Israel cannot be given, because all texts that scholars refer to belong to the Deuteronomic or Deuteronomistic literature.