This book is presented to Professor Zecharia Kallai, one of the leading scholars of Historical Geography of the Bible, by his students and friends. It contains a collection of studies in Historical Geography and Biblical Historiography.
The book is divided into three parts: Historical Geography, Biblical History and Historiography, and Texts and Textual Studies. The book is concluded with a list of Kallai’s publications.
Part one contains articles by Shmuel Ahituv, Aaron Demsky, Volkmar Fritz, Gershon Galil, M. Heltzer, André Lemaire, Zeev Safrai, B. Oded and Joshua Schwartz. Part two contains articles by Yairah Amit, Graeme Auld, David Elgavish, Moshe Garsiel, E.L. Greenstein, A.F. Rainey, Shmuel Vargon. And part three contains articles by Yitzhak Avishur, Bob Becking, Moshe Elat, Bezalel Porten & Ada Yardeni, Moshe Weinfeld and Ze’ev Weisman.
Gershon Galil, Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is Senior Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern History in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa. His publications include
The Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah (Brill, 1996).
Moshe Weinfeld, Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is Professor (Emeritus) in Biblical Studies in the Department of Bible at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His most important books are
Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School (Oxford, 1972) and
Deuteronomy 1-11 (AB, New York, 1991).
All those interested in Biblical Studies, Historical Geography, the history and historiography of Israel to 586 B.C., the history and historiography of the Ancient Near East, the history of the land of Israel.