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Archaeology and History of Eighth-Century Judah
Zev I. Farber, Jacob L. Wright, editors
Publication Date
October 2018


Essays from an international group of experts

Essays from an international group of experts on the ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible honor Oded Borowski’s pioneering work in the archaeology and history of ancient Israel and Judah. Contributors approach the question of what we know of eighth-century Judah from multiple angles, including a survey of Judah’s neighbors, the land of Judah and its cities, daily life and material culture, religious beliefs and practices, and early forms of what are now biblical texts. Contributors include Rami Arav, Shawn Zelig Aster, Assaf Avraham, Jeffrey A. Blakely, Sandra Blakely, Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, Efrat Bocher, Erin Darby, Jennie Ebeling, Zev I. Farber, Avraham Faust, Daniel E. Fleming, Yuval Gadot, Kristine Garroway, Seymour Gitin, James W. Hardin, Gilad Itach, Hayah Katz, Reinhard G. Kratz, Joel M. LeMon, Shani Libi, Oded Lipschits, Donald Redford, Christopher Rollston, Bruce Routledge, Yair Sapir, Konrad Schmid, Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Brent A. Strawn, Andy Vaughn, Jacob L. Wright, and K. Lawson Younger Jr.


  • Emphasis on the influence of Assyria in Judah’s political, religious, and material cultures
  • Multiple models for the early stages of biblical writing and composition
  • Updated information on pottery typologies

Zev I. Farber is editor of for Project TABS (Torah and Biblical Scholarship). He is the author of Images of Joshua in the Bible and Their Reception (de Gruyter).

Jacob L. Wright is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory University. He is the author of David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory (Cambridge University Press).

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