The Age of Solomon: Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium

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Lowell K. Handy
BRILL, Jan 1, 1997 - Religion - 539 pages
The figure of King Solomon is central to our understanding of the history of Israel and Judah. This volume of collected articles brings the reader up-to-date with the latest scholarship in the field. The work consists of twenty-four chapters and provides important studies in the historical approach to Solomon and to 10th century B.C.E. Judah and Israel with archaeological surveys of the neighboring regions, sociological surveys, and literary readings of the biblical texts. With suggestions for further research and indexes.
 

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Contents

Separating the Solomon of History from the Solomon of Legend
1
King Solomon in His Ancient Context
30
Sources and Composition in the History of Solomon
57
Le roi est mort vive le roi A Biblical Argument for the Histo
81
On the Dating and Dates of Solomons Reign
96
Egypt and East Africa
106
Sheba and Arabia
127
A Sketch of an Outline
154
On Doing Sociology with Solomon
312
HISTORIOGRAPHY
322
The Reign of Solomon in the Deuteronomistic
336
Josephus View of Solomon
348
Power and Invisibility in
375
Solomons Fall and Deuteronomy
392
The Idealization of Solomon as the Glorification of God in
411
Looking Behind Within and Beyond
428

Inland Syria and the EastofJordan Region in the First Millennium
167
The Philistines in Their Tenth
179
Assyria and Babylonia in the Tenth Century BCE
202
A Case Study
217
The SocioPolitical Shadow Cast by the Biblical Solomon
252
Solomon
300
The Hellenization of Solomon in Rabbinic Texts
461
The Value of Solomons Age for the Biblical Reader
470
Postlude and Prospects by Lowell K Handy
503
Index of Authors
521
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About the author (1997)

Lowell K. Handy, Ph.D. (1987 in Bible, University of Chicago Divinity School, is Senior Lecturer in Bible, Theology Department, Loyola University of Chicago, and Indexer/Analyst, American Theological Library Association, Evanston, Illinois. He has published on biblical historiography and ancient Israelite religion, including "Among the Host of Heaven" ("Eisenbrauns," 1994).