Ahab Agonistes: The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty by Lester L. Grabbe

By Lester L. Grabbe

The eu Seminar in historic method is devoted to debating concerns surrounding the background of historical Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological rules for writing a heritage of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected was once the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the following Jehu dynasty, right down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. contributors talk about such subject matters because the relationship of prophetic texts, the home of Ahab in Chronicles, the Tel Dan inscription, the Mesha inscription, the Jezebel culture, the archaeology of Iron IIB, the connection among the biblical textual content and modern assets, and the character of the Omride kingdom. the amount by the way supplies a fairly finished remedy of the most resources, matters, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's background. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and likewise the appropriate component to Mario Liverani's fresh heritage of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and gives a viewpoint at the dialogue.

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842-805; Mari son of Hazael c. 805-800; Bar-Hadad II son of Hazael c. 800-775; Hadianu c. 775-750; Rahianu ca. 750-732 (Sader 1987: 288). Other scholars have slight variations, but on the whole, there appears to be some kind of consensus on this matter. However, we should realize that we are here on very insecure ground. Whereas some of the dates may be defended, others are purely conjectural. For instance, we have no way of knowing whether the years 775-750 for Hadianu are correct at all. We do not know when Hazael ended his reign, and we do not know when Rahianu, the last king of Damascus, started his office.

1992 'Die Feldziige Adadniraris HI. [810-783] nach Syrien. Voraussetzungen, Verlauf, Folgen', ZDPV 108 (1992): 42-67. Weitzman, S. ' JAOS 119 (1999): 35-45. Younger, K. L. 1999 'The Fall of Samaria in Light of Recent Research', CBQ 61 (1999): 46182. THE HOUSE OF OMRI/AHAB IN CHRONICLES Ehud Ben Zvi 1. Introduction As it is well-known, the narrative from 2 Chron. 10 to 2 Chron. 36 constructs and focuses on the kingdom of Judah and concludes by pointing at its eventual, legitimate successor, the Yehudite community.

1992 'Die Feldziige Adadniraris HI. [810-783] nach Syrien. Voraussetzungen, Verlauf, Folgen', ZDPV 108 (1992): 42-67. Weitzman, S. ' JAOS 119 (1999): 35-45. Younger, K. L. 1999 'The Fall of Samaria in Light of Recent Research', CBQ 61 (1999): 46182. THE HOUSE OF OMRI/AHAB IN CHRONICLES Ehud Ben Zvi 1. Introduction As it is well-known, the narrative from 2 Chron. 10 to 2 Chron. 36 constructs and focuses on the kingdom of Judah and concludes by pointing at its eventual, legitimate successor, the Yehudite community.

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