Table of contents for Kingdom of priests : a history of Old Testament Israel / Eugene H. Merrill.

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Contents
		Illustrations 000
		Preface to the First Edition 000
		Preface to the Second Edition 000
		Abbreviations 000
	1. Recalling Israel's Past: Issues and Strategies 000
			Preliminary Considerations 000
			The History of Israel and Historiography 000
			The Old Testament as Historiography 000
	2.	Origins 000
			Israel at Moab 000
			The Purpose of Torah 000
			The Story of the Patriarchs 000
	3.	The Exodus: Birth of a Nation 000
			The Meaning of the Exodus 000
			The Historical Setting of the Exodus 000
			The Date of the Exodus 000
			The Dates and Length of the Egyptian Sojourn 000
			Patriarchal Chronology 000
			The Wilderness Wandering 000
	4.	The Conquest and Occupation of Canaan 000
			The Land as Promise Fulfillment 000
			The Ancient Near Eastern World 000
			The _Apiru and the Conquest 000
			The Strategy of Joshua 000
			The Date of Joshua's Conquest 000
			The Campaign against the Anakim 000
			Alternative Models of the Conquest and Occupation 000
			The Tribal Allotments 000
			The Second Covenant Renewal at Shechem 000
	5.	The Era of the Judges: Covenant Violation, Anarchy, and Human 
Authority 000
			The Literary-Critical Problem in Judges 000
			The Chronology of Judges 000
			The Ancient Near Eastern World 000
			The Judges of Israel 000
			The Bethlehem Trilogy 000
	6.	Saul: Covenant Misunderstanding 000
			The Demand for Kingship 000
			The Chronology of the Eleventh Century 000
			The Selection of Saul 000
			The First Challenge to Saul 000
			The Decline of Saul 000
			Theological Considerations 000
			The Rise of David 000
	7.	David: Covenant Kingship
			The Lack of Nationhood before David 000
			David at Hebron 000
			Chronicles and Theological History 000
			Jerusalem the Capital 000
			The Establishment of David's Power 000
			An Introduction to a Davidic Chronology 000
	8.	David: The Years of Struggle 000
			Egypt and Israelite Independence 000
			The Ammonite Wars 000
			The Beginning of David's Domestic Troubles 000
			Jerusalem as Cult Center 000
			The Rebellion of Absalom 000
			David's Efforts at Reconciliation 000
			Additional Troubles 000
			David's Plan for a Temple 000
			The Solomonic Succession 000
			The Davidic Bureaucracy 000
	9.	Solomon: From Pinnacle to Peril 000
			Problems of Transition 000
			The Failure of the Opposition to Solomon 000
			The Conclave at Gibeon 000
			International Relations 000
			The Building Projects of Solomon 000
			Cracks in the Solomonic Empire 000
			Solomonic Statecraft 000
			Spiritual and Moral Apostasy 000
			Solomon and the Nature of Wisdom 000
	10.	The Divided Monarchy 000
			The Roots of National Division 000
			The Immediate Occasion of National Division 000
			The Reign of Rehoboam 000
			The Reign of Jeroboam 000
			The Pressure of Surrounding Nations 000
			Abijah of Judah 000
			Asa of Judah 000
			The Reemergence of Assyria 000
			Nadab of Israel 000
			The Dynasty of Baasha of Israel 000
			Omri of Israel 000
			Jehoshaphat of Judah 000
			Ahab of Israel 000
			The Threat of Assyria 000
			Ahab's Successors 000
			The Anointing of Hazael of Damascus 000
			Jehoram of Judah 000
			The Anointing of Jehu 000
	11.	The Dynasty of Jehu and Contemporary Judah 000
			The Reign of Jehu of Israel 000
			Athaliah of Judah 000
			The Role of Other Nations 000
			Joash of Judah 000
			Jehoahaz of Israel 000
			The International Scene 000
			Jehoash of Israel 000
			Amaziah of Judah 000
			Jeroboam II of Israel 000
			Uzziah of Judah 000
			The Ministry of the Prophets 000
	12.	The Rod of Yahweh: Assyria and Divine Wrath 000
			Factors Leading to Israel's Fall 000
			The End of the Dynasty of Jehu 000
			Assyria and Tiglath-pileser III 000
			Menahem of Israel 000
			The Last Days of Israel 000
			The Impact of Samaria's Fall 000
			Judah and the Fall of Samaria 000
			Hezekiah of Judah 000
			The Viewpoint of the Prophets 000
	13.	Fading Hope: The Disintegration of Judah 000
			The Legacy of Hezekiah 000
			Manasseh of Judah 000
			Amon of Judah 000
			The International Scene: Assyria and Egypt 000
			Josiah of Judah 000
			The Fall of Jerusalem 000
			The Prophetic Witness 000
	14.	The Exile and the First Return 000
			An Introductory Overview 000
			The World Situation during the Exile 000
			The Jewish People during the Exile 000
			The World Situation during the Period of Restoration 000
			The First Return 000
			Problems following the Return 000
			Encouragement from the Prophets 000
	15.	Restoration and New Hope 000
			The Persian Influence 000
			Subsequent Returns: Ezra and Nehemiah 000
			Malachi the Prophet 000
		Bibliography 000
		Scripture Index 000
		Subject Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. O.T. -- History of Biblical events.
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.