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The Deuteronomistic History

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  1. Overview
    1. Life in the Land (Joshua and Judges), Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006.
    2. Prophets and Kings (1 and 2 Samuel), Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006.
    3. Response to Catastrophe (1 and 2 Kings), Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006.
    4. Biblical History- From Joshua to Samuel, c. 1200-1000 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS.
    5. Biblical History- From David to Isaiah, c. 1000-700 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS.
    6. The Divided Kingdom 922-722, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem- Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
  2. Primary sources
    1. Joshua 1- Joshua Succeeds Moses, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken NJ, 1998.
    2. Joshua 6- The Conquest of Jericho, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken NJ, 1998.
    3. 1 Samuel 8- The Desire For a King over Israel, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken NJ, 1998.
    4. 1 Chronicles 28-9- The Kingdom of David and Solomon
    5. 2 Kings 9–10
  3. Artifacts
    1. Bronze Bull, c. 1200 BCE
    2. Moabite Stone, c. 840 BCE
    3. Tel Dan Stele, c. 840 BCE
    4. Kalah Palace Annals of Tiglath-Pileser, 730 BCE
    5. Tiglath-Pileser III and the Syro-Ephraimite War- Kalah Palace Summary Inscription 4, 730 BCE
    6. Tiglath-Pileser III and the Syro-Ephraimite War- Kalah Palace Summary Inscription, 729 BCE
    7. The Babylonian Chronicle, 722 BCE
    8. The Annals of Sargon II, c. 722 BCE
    9. The Nimrud Prism, 720 BCE
    10. Assyrian Tribute List
    11. Hezekiah’s Tunnel, 701 BCE
    12. Hezekiah’s (or Siloam) Tunnel Inscription, 701 BCE
    13. Hezekiah’s Defeat- The Annals of Sennacherib on the Taylor, Jerusalem, and Oriental Institute Prisms, 700 BCE
    14. Lakhish Reliefs at Nineveh, c. 700 BCE
    15. The Babylonian Chronicle (Chronicle 5)- Nebuchadnezzar Besieges Jerusalem, 597 BCE
    16. Babylonian Ration List- King Jehoiakhin in Exile, 592/1 BCE
    17. House of Ahiel, 586 BCE
    18. Biblical Megiddo
  4. Secondary sources
    1. “Did The Philistines Destroy The Israelite Sanctuary at Shiloh? The Archaeological Evidence,” BAR Jun 1975, 1-2, p.3-5.
    2. Is the Biblical Account of the Israelite Conquest of Canaan Historically Reliable? Yigael Yadin, BAR 8-02, Mar-Apr 1982.
    3. How Inferior Israelite Forces Conquered Fortified Canaanite Cities, Abraham Malamat, BAR 8-02, Mar-Apr 1982.
    4. How Iron Technology Changed the Ancient World and Gave the Philistines a Military Edge, James D. Muhly, BAR 8-06, Nov-Dec 1982.
    5. Archaeology and the Biblical Text, Fredric R. Brandfon, BAR 14-01, Jan-Feb 1988.
    6. Fixing the Site of the Tabernacle at Shiloh, Asher S. Kaufman, BAR 14-06, Nov-Dec 1988.
    7. Excavating in Samson Country, George L. Kelm and Amihai Mazar, BAR 15-01, Jan-Feb 1989.
    8. The Song of Deborah, Lawrence E. Stager, BAR 15-01, Jan-Feb 1989.
    9. Ekron of the Philistines, Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin, BAR 16-01, Jan-Feb 1990.
    10. Ekron of the Philistines, Part I, Trude Dothan, BAR 16-01, Jan-Feb 1990.
    11. Did the Israelites Conquer Jericho? Bryant G. Wood, BAR 16-02, Mar-Apr 1990.
    12. When Canaanites and Philistines Ruled Ashkelon, Lawrence E. Stager, BAR 17-02, Mar-Apr 1991.
    13. Israel Enters Canaan—Following the Pottery Trail, Adam Zertal, BAR 17-05, Sep-Oct 1991.
    14. The Philistines Enter Canaan, Bryant G. Wood, BAR 17-06, Nov-Dec 1991.
    15. The Sea Peoples and Their Contributions to Civilization, Avner Raban and Robert R. Stieglitz, BAR 17-06, Nov-Dec 1991.
    16. How Did the Philistines Enter Canaan? A Rejoinder, Itamar Singer, BAR 18-06, Nov-Dec 1992.
    17. Back to Megiddo, Israel Finkelstein and David Ussishkin, BAR 20-01, Jan-Feb 1994.
    18. What’s a Bamah? Beth Alpert Nakhai, BAR 20-03, May-Jun 1994.
    19. The Fortresses King Solomon Built to Protect His Southern Border, Rudolph Cohen, BAR 11-03, May-Jun 1985.
    20. Why King Mesha of Moab Sacrificed His Oldest Son, Baruch Margalit, BAR 12-06, Nov-Dec 1986.
    21. Lachish—Key to the Israelite Conquest of Canaan? David Ussishkin, BAR 13-01, Jan-Feb 1987.
    22. King Solomon’s Wall Still Supports the Temple Mount, Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz, BAR 13-03, May-Jun 1987.
    23. Temple Architecture, Volkmar Fritz, BAR 13-04, Jul-Aug 1987.
    24. Jeremiah’s Scribe and Confidant Speaks from a Hoard of Clay Bullae, Hershel Shanks, BAR 13-05, Sep-Oct 1987.
    25. Does the Bible Exaggerate King Solomon’s Golden Wealth? Alan R. Millard, BAR 15-03, May-Jun 1989.
    26. Visualizing First Temple Jerusalem, Rivka Gonen, BAR 15-03, May-Jun 1989.
    27. Excavating Ekron, Seymour Gitin, BAR 31-06, Nov-Dec 2005.
    28. Israel and Judah, Robert Drews, Vanderbilt University.
  5. Images
    1. The Children of Israel Crossing the Jordan, Gustave Dore (d. 1883).
    2. Map of Jericho, Elisha ben Avraham Crescas, Farhi Bible, 14th century.
    3. Destruction of the Army of the Amorites, Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
    4. Wedding of Samson and Dalila, Rembrandt.
    5. Samson and Delilah, Rembrandt, 1628.
    6. Samson and Delilah, Anthonis van Dyck, 17th century.
    7. The Blinding of Samson, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
    8. Saul and the Witch of Endor, Gustave Doré (1832-1883), 1866.
    9. David Playing the Harp, c. 1278-1298
    10. David Defeats Goliath, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
    11. Davide e Golia, Tanzio da Varallo (1575-1633), ca. 1625, Museo civico, Varallo.
    12. David and Goliath, Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1508-1512.
    13. Bathseba at Her Bath, Francesco Salviati, 1552-1554.
    14. Bathsheba with the Letter from King David, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
    15. David Notified of Uriah’s Death, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
    16. Nathan before King David, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
    17. Hierosolima (Jerusalem), Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), Woodcut, Nuremberg, 1493.
    18. Bottle Containing Model of Jerusalem Temple, Moses Formstecher (1760-1836), Offenbach, Germany, 1813.
    19. Nicolas Poussin’s Destruction of Jerusalem, 1625-26
  6. Videos
    1. Life in the Land (Joshua and Judges), Christine Hayes.
    2. Prophets and Kings (1 and 2 Samuel), Christine Hayes.
    3. Response to Catastrophe (1 and 2 Kings), Christine Hayes.
    4. The Philistines, NOVA.
  7. Websites
    1. City of David
  8. Further Reading
    1. Further Reading- The Deuteronomistic History
    2. History of Ancient Israel — Bibliography
    3. Settlement and Judges Bibliography

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