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Biblical Narrative And Historical Method

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The most controversial aspect of historical research of the biblical period concerns the literary sources, i.e. the biblical narrative. In a recent study the author presents an interdisciplinary approach to this subject. The spheres involved are: (a) biblical texts; (b) archaeological evidence regarding demographic circumstances and material culture, and (c) related extra-biblical records and the general historical process. In the survey of the diverse scholarly methods, the author briefly referred to the extremely critical attitude to the biblical testimony that has been gaining ground. The United Monarchy of David and Solomon is marked by the strengthening of the regnal establishment and territorial consolidation of all-Israel. The census of David is constructed as an itinerary of stations listing mainly peripheral regions, thereby indicating the limits of the land of Israel proper.

Keywords: biblical narrative; David; Israel; Solomon; United Monarchy



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