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Bibil Identifier bibil:243648
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Debating the United Monarchy: Let's See How Far We've Come
Author Thomas, Zachary
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 46, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 59-69 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article reviews the two opposing sides of the ongoing debate concerning the historicity of the biblical United Monarchy, the kingdom of David and Solomon. After discussing the scholarly background of archaeological research into the 10th century BCE and Iron IIA period, it discusses the major chronological and historical revision proposed by Israel Finkelstein and the counterarguments deployed by Amihai Mazar. After discussing particular issues highlighted by the archaeology of Jerusalem and Khirbet Qeiyafa, the article closes with a brief reflection on how attitudes towards the Deuteronomistic History have affected this debate, with particular reference to the differing evaluations of Finkelstein and Baruch Halpern regarding its usability in historical reconstruction of the United Monarchy.
DOI 10.1177/0146107916639208
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933) : David
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933) : Solomon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Jerusalem / Yerushalayyim / El-Quds
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Deuteronomist
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