By Patrick M. Arnold
This paintings is a cross-disciplinary examine of Israel's first 'capital urban' from topographical, archaeological, historic, and literary views. difficult William F. Albright's declare that the traditional urban is to be pointed out with inform el-Ful, the ebook develops the case for a position in its place at glossy Jeba, nine km north-east of Jerusalem, a site-change that bears vital outcomes for numerous scholarly theories in terms of Gibeah. between those are the inquest into the historicity and literary composition of the tale of the 'Outrage of Gibeah' (Judg. 19-21) and the origins and nature of Saul's kingship (1 Sam. 9-15). either one of those texts are handled completely as guidance for a concluding research into the that means of the prophet Hosea's references to Israel's sins 'in the times of Gibeah'.
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