November 17, 2017

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By Niels Peter Lemche

whilst this provocative textual content was once first released, Lemche provided a brand new version of ways we should always comprehend Israelite society, its background and its faith. Lemche argues first that 'Israel' was once the results of a social improvement one of the Canaanite inhabitants of Palestine within the moment half the second one millennium BCE. this suggests that Israelite faith was once initially 'Canaanite' and that what we predict of as quite often 'Jewish' faith didn't come up until eventually c. 500 BCE.

Lemche's radical reassessment of Israelite heritage relies at the conviction that the previous testomony comprises infrequently any old resources older than the 7th century BCE. The early heritage of Israel needs to for this reason be reconstructed from archaeological effects and non-biblical proof, now not from the outdated testomony. during this new version Lemche offers an intensive new creation and bibliography, contemplating how the sphere has constructed because the paintings first appeared.

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