The Ammonites: Elites, Empires, and Sociopolitical Change (1000-500 BCE) - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)
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The Ammonites: Elites, Empires, and Sociopolitical Change (1000-500 BCE) - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 27/03/2014
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This book investigates the archaeological, epigraphic, and biblical evidence for the course of Ammon's history, setting it squarely within the context of ancient Near Eastern imperialism. Drawing on cross-cultural parallels from the archaeology of empires, Tyson elucidates the dynamic processes by which the local Ammonite elite made the cousins of biblical Israel visible to history. Tyson explains changes in the region of Ammon during the Iron Age II, namely the increasing numbers of locally produced elite items as well as imports, growth in the use of writing for administrative and display purposes, and larger numbers of sedentary settlements; in the light of the transformative role that the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires played in the ancient Near East. The study also widens the conversation to consider cross-cultural examples of how empires affect peripheral societies.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567428554
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Readers who come to this volume for bibliography and discussion of data relevant to ancient Ammon will find Tyson a reliable and insightful guide -- J. Andrew Dearman, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA * Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 65 *
I enjoyed and appreciated reading this book ... that genuinely moves our understanding of this component of the biblical world forward. Tyson has achieved this, and he is to be commended for it. * Biblica *
A very well-crafted volume that summarizes the archaeology of Iron Age Ammon in an up-to-date and state-of-the-art fashion. Tyson deals with a broad range of topics and manages to weave them together into a coherent and convincing picture of this fascinating Iron Age culture. * Review of Biblical Literature *

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