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

Old Testament

By Lester L. Grabbe

The eu Seminar in ancient method is dedicated to debating concerns surrounding the historical past of old Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological ideas for writing a background of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected used to be the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the next Jehu dynasty, all the way down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. contributors speak about such issues because the courting 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 resources, and the character of the Omride kingdom. the quantity by the way supplies a pretty accomplished therapy of the most resources, concerns, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's background. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and likewise the proper component of Mario Liverani's contemporary heritage of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and gives a point of view at the dialogue.

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On the matter of historiographic constraints in Chronicles, see Ben Zvi 2003; 2006. 7. Their links to the House of Ahab almost led to obliteration for the Davidic dynasty (see 2 Chron. 9-10) and to the only period in Judah's history in which a non-Davide, in fact, an Ahabite, ruled over Jerusalem. 8. The Book of Chronicles was most likely composed in Achaemenid Yehud.

On the matter of historiographic constraints in Chronicles, see Ben Zvi 2003; 2006. 7. Their links to the House of Ahab almost led to obliteration for the Davidic dynasty (see 2 Chron. 9-10) and to the only period in Judah's history in which a non-Davide, in fact, an Ahabite, ruled over Jerusalem. 8. The Book of Chronicles was most likely composed in Achaemenid Yehud.

This text is of particular interest from a biblical point of view since the reference to Ahab is the first reference to a biblical person outside the Hebrew Bible (Schneider 1996: 104-5). The other allies are: Byblos, Egypt, Irqanatu, Arvad, Usanatu, Shianu, Arabia, and Ammon. We notice with interest that different allies contributed to the common undertaking with great variations. When it is said that Damascus supplied 20,000 troops, Samaria 10,000 troops, and Ammon only a hundred, this indicates clearly that considerable weight was put also on symbolic support.

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