Monday, November 07, 2005

Another new book from Eisenbrauns

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem

The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem
Judah under Babylonian Rule
Eisenbrauns - EIS
by Oded Lipschits
Eisenbrauns, 2005
xiv + 474 pp., English
Cloth, 6 x 9
ISBN: 1575060957
Your Price: $47.50

The period of the demise of the kingdom of Judah at the end of the 6th century B.C.E., the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians, the exile of the elite to Babylon, and the reshaping of the territory of the new province of Judah, culminating at the end of the century with the first return of exiles--all have been subjects of intense scrutiny during the last decade. Lipschits takes into account the biblical textual evidence, the results of archaeological research, and the reports of Babylonian and Egyptian sources and provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of the evidence for the history of this 100 year long era. He provides a lucid historical survey that will, no doubt, become the baseline for all studies of this era to come.

Added note at 4:25 PM:
This book will be the focus of the "Literature and History of the Persian Period Section" at the SBL meetings in Philadelphia. The session is S19-117 (Saturday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.; check the session location on arrival in Philadelphia; more information on p. 46 in your program book). Panelists include John Wright (Point Loma Nazarene University), H. G. M. Williamson (Oxford University), Daniel Master (Wheaton College), Rainer Albertz (Univ. of Muenster), and Tamara Eskenazi (HUC-JIR Los Angeles).

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