59. Between Evidence and Ideology: Essays on the History of Ancient Israel read at the Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oud Testamentisch Werkgezelschap Lincoln, July 2009
Author(s): Edited by Bob Becking and Lester Grabbe
Year of publication: 2011
The historiography of Ancient Israel is much debated. The various approaches are never void of ideology and some reckon more with the available evidence than others. This volume consists of a set of case-studies that reveal the difficulties that arise when trying to write a history as honestly as possible. This implies that both the archaeology of Ancient Palestine – the finds and their interrogation – as well as the Philosophy of History – their models and their implications – are discussed. The outcome is a variety of approaches that inform the reader of current views on the history of Ancient Israel.