In , he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, Tuscon as professor of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology. Dever is perhaps best known in archaeological circles as the excavator of Gezer. He taught at the University of Virginia from to and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. Most recently, he has written and contributed to several important articles on the paleography of the newly discovered Tel Zayit abecedary. Show More.
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Browse Wishlist. The negative stereotype of the oppressive Pharaoh reflects the sentiments harbored by the pre-monarchic Hebrew tribes that consolidated in Canaan approximately between and BCE against the resistance of the Egyptian overlords and their allies, the Canaanite city states. Once Israel established its monarchy on a par with the Egyptians and other smaller neighboring states, attitudes towards Egypt change.
So, for example, the first Israelite monarchy, established by King David, is further maintained by his son, Solomon, through political marriages, including the marriage a Pharao's daughter cf. In the years leading up to the destruction of the State of Judah in , the Judahite kings allied themselves with the Egyptians in order to resist the pressure of the Neo-Babylonian Empire called "Assyrians" because of fear of censorship?
See 2 Kings This proved a fatal tactical error, foreseen only by some of the prophets cf. Jeremiah ; The ensueing Babylonian captivity or exile is the decisive catastrophy in Israelite history, and was considered as more desastrous than the slavery in Egypt of old cf.
Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. This work is composed of three outstanding lectures The Rise of Ancient Israel by [Dever, William G., Adam Zertal. The Rise of Ancient Israel: Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, October 26, [Hershel Shanks, William G. Dever, Baruch Halpern, P. Kyle McCarter] on.
Isaiah The southern Egyptian border city of Elephantine Asswan was the site of a Jewish place of worship first an altar, then a temple , built perhaps as early as the late-7th century BCE cf. Isaiah , to serve the needs of the members of a Jewish garrison of mercenaries as well as of Jewish traders settling there rebuilt again under Persian rule after BCE. In sum: The relationship between Israel and Egypt is complex and multifacetted.
Egypt also saw the first attempts at monotheistic reform of a religion under Akhenaton , at a time when ties between Egypt and Canaan where close and when the later "Exodus" group of Hebrews supposedly resided in Egypt. Mesopotamia: Israelite pre-history, the legendary era of the patriarchs, and the fate of the Israelite and Judahite monarchies are inextricably linked to the rise and decline of the major empires controlling Mesopotamia. Even in post-Biblical Jewish history, Mesopotamia is again the location of one of the most important centers of the Jewish diaspora.
Following is a schematic list of the empires of the "Land between the two Rivers" i.