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Gibeah: The Search for a Biblical City

by Arnold, Patrick M.

Sheffield Academic Press 1990

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Overview

This work is a cross-disciplinary study of Israel’s first capital city from topographical, archaeological, historical, and literary perspectives. Challenging William F. Albright’s claim that the ancient city is to be identified with Tell el-Ful, the book develops the case for a location instead at modern Jeba, to the northeast of Jerusalem—a site-change which bears important consequences for several scholarly theories relating to Gibeah. Among these are the inquest into the historicity and literary composition of the story of Judges 19–21 and the nature of Saul’s kingship. Both of these texts are treated thoroughly as preparation for a concluding investigation into the meaning of the prophet Hosea’s references to Israel’s sins “in the days of Gibeah.”

Key Features

  • Includes scholarly findings of Old Testament scholars, historians, and archeologists
  • All references to the Old Testament are linked to original language texts and English translations in your library

Product Details

  • Title: Gibeah: The Search for a Biblical City
  • Author: Patrick M. Arnold
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 200

About Patrick M. Arnold

Patrick M. Arnold was professor of Old Testament at the University of San Diego.

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