Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The bible and Josephus: Literary sources for the history of the tenth-century Levant
by Chu, Jeff, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 193; 10105271
Abstract (Summary)

This study addresses recent controversies surrounding the history of Israel and Phoenicia in the tenth century B.C.E. by assessing the reliability of the principal literary sources for this period. These sources—namely, certain books of the Hebrew Bible as well as passages from the works of the historian Josephus (first century C.E.)—are evaluated in light of the relevant archaeological, epigraphic, and comparative evidence. Analyses of this material ultimately suggest that the Hebrew Bible and Josephus preserve, for the most part, historiographical traditions and royal ideologies appropriate for a tenth-century Levantine context.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hood, David
Commitee: Blutinger, Jeffrey, Chew, Kathryn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: History
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: History, Ancient history
Keywords: Bible, History, Josephus, Levant, Literary, Tenth-century
Publication Number: 10105271
ISBN: 9781339687575
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