By p>Jonathan M. Golden
Ancient Canaan and Israel takes readers past the scriptural portrayals of the area and into the typical lives of Canaanites and Israelites. It attracts on lately stumbled on archaeological proof and clean interpretations of biblical and extrabiblical texts to teach how archaeologists and different researchers reconstruct the various points of those civilizations—political, geographic, social, financial, spiritual, technological, and aesthetic.
For skilled students or enthusiastic rookies, it really is an enlightening portrayal of the folks and the land of Canaan and Israel, which strains many famous religious and cultural traditions again to their historic roots. it's also an target advent to a few much-debated subject matters, comparable to the destiny of the Canaanite cultures, the origins of the Israelites, and the old accuracy of the Bible.
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From as early as the Lower Paleolithic age, its location has been a critical factor in the story of human settlement in this region, for some of the earliest species of humans to venture out of Africa lurked in the caves of the Carmel and Galilee. Descriptions of the region derived from historical sources generally paint a picture of lush lands abundant in a variety of food resources. , Deut. 14:23). The “Tale of Sinuhe,” an Egyptian text dating to the time of the Middle Bronze Age, also conveys a sense of Canaanite ecology.
At the end of the eighteenth century, most of the “superpowers” of the day, including the British, the Russians, the Americans, and, of course, the Ottomans, had interests in the Middle East. Napoleon was one of the first Europeans to demonstrate an active interest in not only the modern geopolitics of the region but in its ancient history as well. Napoleon had conceived of a French colony centered in Egypt from which he could revive the ancient glories of the country’s past, drawing parallels to his own empire.
Average temperatures also vary significantly throughout the broader region. 4°F). 2°F) in summer and 10°C (50°F) in the winter. Topography Again, variability is the rule in the southern Levant, not only in terms of climate across the region, but in terms of topography as well (Danin 2003; Goldberg 2003; Zohary 1992). Together, the combination of these factors has resulted in the creation of distinct ecological niches with unique microclimates. ) from just south of Tel el-Ajjul (just north of the 31st latitude) up to Tyre (just north of the 33rd latitude) along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives by p>Jonathan M. Golden