Fortress Press

The History of Ancient Palestine

The History of Ancient Palestine

Gosta W. Ahlstrom (Author)


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In this magisterial work the history of the peoples of Palestine from the earliest times to Alexander's conquest is thoroughly sifted and interpreted. All available source material—textural, epigraphic, and archeological—is considered, and the approach taken aims at a dispassionate reconstruction of the major epochs and events by the analysis of social, political, military, and economic phenomena.

The book, chronologically structured, is indispensable for the study of the Hebrew Bible and of the ancient Near East.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800627706
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 990
  • Publication Date August 1, 1993

Table of Contents

    Foreword, by Diana Edelman and Niels Peter Lemche
    Editor's Preface
    List of Maps
    List of Illustrations

  1. The Land
  2. Prehistoric Time (by Gary O. Rollefson)
  3. The Early Bronze Age
  4. The Middle Bronze Age
  5. The Late Bronze Age
  6. The Twelfth Century BCE
  7. The Increase in Settlements during the 13th-12th Centuries BCE
  8. Judges
  9. Transjordan in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE
  10. The Rise of the Territorial State
  11. Palestine Under David and Solomon
  12. Palestine After Solomon
  13. The Omrides
  14. The Aramean Threat
  15. Transjordan in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries
  16. Palestine in the Assyrian Orbit
  17. Climax and Fall
  18. New Masters
  19. The End of the Babylonian Campaigns
  20. Palestine after the Babylonian Campaigns
  21. The Persian Period