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History of Israel (8 vols.)

by von Ewald, Georg Heinrich August

Longman 1874–1886

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History of Israel (8 vols.)
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Overview

According to Georg Heinrich Ewald, History of Israel (8 vols.) is the account of God’s people and the one true religion. The result of thirty years of work, this collection is ground-breaking and highly scholastic. Ewald’s unprecedented exegesis on the subject of Israel shows his high level of Biblical scholarship. With these original writings, he paved the way for a new approach to Biblical criticism.

The collection is divided into three periods defined by the names God’s chosen people are called throughout the Bible: Hebrews, then Israelites, then Jews. Originally published in German between 1843 and 1859, this collection was republished in the 1870s and several volumes have seen a third or forth edition since.

A valuable tool for Old Testament studies, this set of books will be highly advantageous to any scholar. Ewald’s decades of thorough research and extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language will benefit all who use these resources.

Key Features

  • Chronological ordering of historical Old Testament figures
  • Scholarly historical writings that are easily accessible to all
  • Detailed life and times of Jesus Christ

Individual Titles

Volume 1

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Edition: 4th
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 473

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Written in two sections, this volume begins with a break-down of early sources for Israel’s History in section one. Section two outlines the preliminary history of Israel.

Volume 2

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 474

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The time the Israelites spent in Egypt culturally influenced God’s people. Volume two expounds upon that idea and details Israel’s struggles first as slaves in Egypt, then as a People in exodus, led by Moses.

Volume 3

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 376

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Saul, David, and Solomon were the first three monarchs of Israel. Ewald spends the third volume of History of Israel (8 vols.) detailing the reign of each of those monumental Biblical figures.

Volume 4

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 372

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After the reign of Solomon, a long lineage of kings followed. From Jeroboam to Zedekiah, Ewald lays out the chronological history of the succession of Israel’s royalty and the effects each king had on Biblical history.

Volume 5

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 570

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Volume 5 introduces Israel’s democratic transformation from a monarchy to hagiocracy. Touching on Biblical figures such as the prophet Ezra and cultural influences such as that of Greece and Rome, Ewald also discusses the Israel in the Persian Age at this point in his collection.

Volume 6

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 509

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Entitled “The Life and Times of Christ,” this book covers just that. Volume 6 is a clear and detailed historical account of the Roman Empire during Christ's time as well as an outline of Christ’s life and works.

Volume 7

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 668

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The Apostolic Age, the period from Christ’s death until the second destruction of Jerusalem, spans from 33 A.D. to 73 A.D. The formation of the first Church was during this timeframe, and is elaborated on in Volume 7 of Ewald’s historical collection.

Volume 8

  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 492

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Georg Heinrich Ewald wraps his 8-Volume set up with this last volume, containing a summarization of the Post-Apostolic Age. After the 365 page account of the Post-Apostolic Age, the volume ends with a chronological survey from the birth of Christ.

Product Details

  • Title: History of Israel (8 vols.)
  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Company
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 3,934

About Georg Heinrich Ewald

Georg Heinrich Ewald was born in Germany, where he spent his life as a Biblical scholar and later as a professor of the University of Gottingen. He devoted his life to Hebrew studies and wrote the much-loved Hebrew Grammar from which all subsequent Hebrew Grammars have been based. Other well-known books of his include Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (5 vols.). Ewald died in 1875.