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Israel in Exile

The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E.


Rainer Albertz

The period of the Babylonian Exile (597/587–520 B.C.E.) is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history. During this time, Israel went through what was probably its deepest crisis; at the same time, however, the cornerstone was laid for its most profound renewal. The crisis provoked the creation of a wealth of literary works (laments, prophetic books, historical works, etc.) whose development is analyzed in detail by the methods of social history, composition criticism, and redaction criticism. The history of this era is hard to grasp, since the Bible has almost nothing to say of the exilic period. The author nevertheless attempts to illuminate the historical and social changes that affected the various Judean groups, drawing heavily on extrabiblical and archaeological evidence. His study also includes the treatment of the exile in later biblical material (Daniel, Tobit, Judith, apocalyptic literature). Thirty-five years after Peter Ackroyd’s classic Exile and Restoration, this book summarizes extensively the results of recent scholarship on this period and builds on them with a number of its own hypotheses.

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Thomas Schneider

disciplines that were deemed objectively and methodologically similar. In turn, transdisciplinary research would aim to reconstruct potential substantiality (Wirklichkeit) by reference to vertical concepts of much larger relevance. In this respect, Loprieno singled out in particular the hybridity of a site

Thomas Schneider

the complex, hybrid material evidence and also speaks explicitly about the inherently biased Egyptian perspective. 16 Within the German book market, Bommas’ introduction to ancient Egypt is a similar call for revision of one-sided earlier views. 17 While these well-informed, multi

Juan Carlos Moreno García

the construction of (changing) identities, in entanglement, in hybridity, in mutual influence, and in the capacity of people and individuals to shape and modify their identities through intentional choices depending on the context, the public, and the expected impact. 1 This means that single

Integration of Foreigners in Egypt

The Relief of Amenhotep ii Shooting Arrows at a Copper Ingot and Related Scenes

Javier Giménez

relation to the actual provenance of the figures bringing the goods. There is also a debate on the ethnic characteristics of some of these figures, in particular, if the Keftiu represented Minoans, Mycenaean, Asians, or hybrid figures. 25 However, considering the discourse of the present article, the main

Danielle Candelora

made explicit enough, contributing to the persistence of the misconception of the Hyksos as a population group. In recent years, studies have begun to employ anthropological theory to understand the hybridity and cultural blending that characterize the site of Tell el-Dabʿa and all of its inhabitants

Gianluca Miniaci

the role of faience figurines as protective elements during childbirth or in the post-partum period. The brick includes, besides the common range of apotropaic imagery representing wild fauna or other hybrid creatures as replicated also in some of the figurines, a scene depicting a mother and a new

Alexander Ilin-Tomich

mšw šmʿw Petrie, A Season in Egypt no. 31), wr mḏw šmʿw + jmj-rꜢ šnṯ Morgan et al. Catalogue 24 no. 167), sꜢb + smsw hꜢyt + sḏm sḏmt wʿw m jst Cairo cg 20117). Note also a hybrid between two “non-specific titles” combined with a functional title: sꜢb mḏw šmʿw + sš oim 7779

Agents of Construction

Ancient Egyptian Rock Inscriptions as Tools of Site Formation and Modern Functional Parallels

Marina Wilding Brown

combined with their production of hybrid Egypto-Nubian rock inscriptions reinforced Egyptian hegemony in desert regions by transforming the Nubians into agents of the Pharaonic state. Abbreviations aaag Annals of the Association of American Geographers aja American Journal of

Juliet Clutton-Brock and Peter Raulwing

continued amongst archaeozool- ogists and veterinarians about bit-wear on the cheek teeth of equids and how it is produced. In his description of two skeletons of equids (horses or hybrids) from the Phrygian tumuli at Gordion (Central Anatolian Iron Age), Payne claimed that, although the front cor- ners of