Canaanites (Peoples of the Past) 3 editions
"IN MANY respects, the 'Canaanites' provide an ideal topic for a study of an ancient people - their name, after all, will be familiar to even the most casual reader of the Bible, and yet the writing of such a study presents problems which may not be immediately apparent."
Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon, and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C.
Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites’ history we must first look at the archaeological data.
Tubb stresses the continuity of Canaanite civilization, portraying events such as the imposition of Egyptian imperial rule and the development of historical Israel as episodic interruptions.
3 editions First published in 1998
August 17, 1998, British Museum PressCanaanites (Peoples of the Past)
1999, University of Oklahoma PressCanaanites (Peoples of the Past)
January 2002, British Museum Pubns LtdCanaanites (Peoples of the Past)
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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