One God One Cult One Nation

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Author  Reinhard G. Kratz
Publisher  De Gruyter
Publication Date   August 17, 2010
ISBN  3110223570
Pages  463

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Recent archaeological and biblical research challenges the traditional view of the history of ancient Israel. This book presents the latest findings of both academic disciplines regarding the United Monarchy of David and Solomon ( One Nation´) and the cult reform under Josiah ( One Cult´), raising the issue of fact versus fiction. The political and cultural interrelations in the Near East are illustrated on the example of the ancient city of Beth She'an/Scythopolis and are discussed as to their significance for the transformation in the conception of God ( One God´). The volume contains 17 contributions by internationally eminent scholars from Israel, Finland and Germany.

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