Their topics include all in the family: ancient Israelite and Judahite
families in context, presumptuous halachah: on determining the status of relationships outside Jewish marriage, contemporary modern Orthodox guidance books on marital sexuality, training parents to raise American Jewish children after World War II, and multiplying motherhood: gestational surrogate motherhood and Jewish law.
In this work, Alter provides a new translation and commentary for the books of Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, and 1-2 Kings--the turbulent periods in Israelite history from the entry into Canaan after the Exodus to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Judahite
Kingdom in the early sixth century BC.
And in a sense that is true: Today we are free to interpret the text in human terms, to see miracles as metaphors, or to recognize the tales of King David as propaganda for the Judahite
Taking developments to Marduk's kingship in Babylon as suitable parallels for the new Israelite expression, he posits the changes in YHWH's kingship as a Judahite
response to the military, religious, and political presence of Neo-Assyrian imperialism under the reign of Tiglath-pilesar III (744-727 BC).
Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead.
This Fanucci is a local extortionist, so re-read; "Yahweh had decided that a Judahite
was to become a king, and had brought Goliath to him to set him on his destined path." Like the Philistines, Fanucci has been exacting tribute from the locals who have rackets of their own.
Regardless of whether a citizen of the kingdom was a true Judahite
(Simeon, for example, was subsumed by Judah), he was a Jew [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The material has been edited and shaped according to implicit criteria, such as the goal of authenticating Jeremiah as a true prophetic figure and presenting his messages as being valid expressions of the word and will of God for the Judahite
But that was more than a hundred years after David's death, and at most all it indicates is that David (or someone with a similar name) was credited with establishing the Judahite
There is in the entire Hebrew Bible a single passage in which Hebrew - now for the first time identified as a language separate from its neighbours ("Judahite
") - is definitely associated with Israelite identity (Neh.
The Cultic versus the Forensic: Judahite
and Mesopotamian Judicial Procedures in the First Millennium BCE.