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The Tenth Generation

The Origins of the Biblical Tradition

George E. Mendenhall

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"...an exceptionally important book. Anyone stimulated by Mendenhall's earlier treatment of the origins of Israel and her settlement in Palestine and conversant with his views in the years since has eagerly awaited this fuller presentation... Everyone who struggles to grasp the Old Testament must come to terms with the suggestions in this remarkable book. Rarely has the vision of God's experimental, intentional community been so convincingly and tellingly presented."— Interpretation

"Mendenhall's analysis of the convenant form in Israel and the ancient Near East has made him one of the best...

"...an exceptionally important book. Anyone stimulated by Mendenhall's earlier treatment of the origins of Israel and her settlement in Palestine and conversant with his views in the years since has eagerly awaited this fuller presentation... Everyone who struggles to grasp the Old Testament must come to terms with the suggestions in this remarkable book. Rarely has the vision of God's experimental, intentional community been so convincingly and tellingly presented."— Interpretation

"Mendenhall's analysis of the convenant form in Israel and the ancient Near East has made him one of the best-known contemporary Old Testament scholars. His writing is characterized by its quality rather than its quantity, and this volume—the result of years of reflection and refinement—is an extraordinarily fine attempt at a synthesis of our knowledge of Israelite origins... Reflecting the highest standards of scholarship, the book is well written and should be useful (although challenging) for undergraduates as well as being a continuing resource for teachers and scholars."— Choice

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9
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266
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9780801816543
Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Early Israel as the Kingdom or Yahweh: Thesis and Methods
Chapter 2. The Mask of Yahweh Excursus: The Miracle at Zaz
Chapter 3. The "Vengeance" of Yahweh
Chapter 4

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Early Israel as the Kingdom or Yahweh: Thesis and Methods
Chapter 2. The Mask of Yahweh Excursus: The Miracle at Zaz
Chapter 3. The "Vengeance" of Yahweh
Chapter 4. The Incident at Beth Baal Peror
Chapter 5. The 'Apiru movements in the Late Bronze Age
Chapter 6. The "Sea-Peoples" in Palestine
Chapter 7. Trice and State in the Ancient World: The Nature of the biblical Community
Chapter 8. Toward a Biography of God: Religion and Politics as Receiprocals
Chapter 9. The Tenth Generation: A Summing Up
bibliography
Index of Biblical Citations
Index of Subjects and Authors

Author Bio