Recent Research on Warfare in the Old Testament

In an introduction to the English translation of Gerhard von Rad’s classic work Holy War in Ancient Israel, Ollenburger (1991) reviewed the major contributions on the topic of warfare through to 1990. My article will update Ollenburger’s survey with new research on warfare in the Old Testament from...

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Published in:Currents in biblical research
Main Author: Trimm, Charles
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage 2012
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In: Currents in biblical research
Year: 2012, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, Pages: 171-216
Further subjects:B Holy War
B Ethics
B Ancient Near East
B Feminism
B Pacifism
B Diversity
B Peace
B Herem
B Warfare
B Military History
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Summary:In an introduction to the English translation of Gerhard von Rad’s classic work Holy War in Ancient Israel, Ollenburger (1991) reviewed the major contributions on the topic of warfare through to 1990. My article will update Ollenburger’s survey with new research on warfare in the Old Testament from 1990 to 2010, treating historicity, broad histories of warfare, and diversity of warfare. In addition, this article expands Ollenburger’s survey by looking at recent research on other topics connected to warfare (herem, warfare in Psalms and Chronicles, military history, and ethics), and at new perspectives on warfare (ancient Near Eastern connections, feminism, peace, and early reception history).
ISSN:1745-5200
Contains:Enthalten in: Currents in biblical research
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/1476993X11405906