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The Resource The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world, Stephen C. Russell

The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world, Stephen C. Russell

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The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world
Title
The king and the land
Title remainder
a geography of royal power in the biblical world
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Russell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The King and the Land, Stephen C. Russell offers a history of space and power in the biblical world by demonstrating how the monarchies in ancient Israel and Judah asserted their power over strategically important spaces such as privately-held lands, religious buildings, collectively-governed towns, and urban water systems. Case studies in the book treat Solomon's use of foreign architecture (1 Kings 5-8), David's dedication of land to Yahweh (2 Samuel 24), Jehu's decommissioning of Baal's temple (2 Kings 10), Absalom's navigation of the collective politics of Levantine towns (2 Samuel 15), and Hezekiah's reshaping of the tunnels that supplied Jerusalem with water (2 Kings 20; 2 Chronicles 32). Steeped in archaeological and textual evidence, this book contextualizes Israelite and Judahite royal and tribal politics within broader patterns of ancient Near Eastern spatial power. By providing a historical investigation into the nature of power and physical space in the Iron Age Levant, this book also offers fresh literary readings of the biblical texts that anchor its theses"--
Assigning source
Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Stephen C
Dewey number
221.9/5
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.K5
LC item number
R86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kings and rulers
  • Kings and rulers, Ancient
Label
The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world, Stephen C. Russell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-258) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solomon's temple : on space, power, and ancient evidence -- David's threshing floor : on royal dedication of land to the gods -- Jehu's dung heap : on royal decommissioning of religious space -- Absalom's gate : on royal navigation of collective urban politics -- Hezekiah's tunnel : on royal shaping of the water supply system
Control code
ocn946770262
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780199361885
Lccn
2016005295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026543173
System control number
(OCoLC)946770262
Label
The king and the land : a geography of royal power in the biblical world, Stephen C. Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-258) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solomon's temple : on space, power, and ancient evidence -- David's threshing floor : on royal dedication of land to the gods -- Jehu's dung heap : on royal decommissioning of religious space -- Absalom's gate : on royal navigation of collective urban politics -- Hezekiah's tunnel : on royal shaping of the water supply system
Control code
ocn946770262
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780199361885
Lccn
2016005295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026543173
System control number
(OCoLC)946770262

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