“A useful addition to collections on the study of the Bible as literature.” —Choice
“ . . . reflects not only on what the Bible is saying, but on how and why. The result is an illumination of the role of compositional art in the analysis of the past and its consequent political implications.” —Shofar
“Clearly, there is much to gain from a careful reading of this book.” —Journal of the American Oriental Society
Joel Rosenberg explores the fundamental concepts and contradictions in the history of pre-exilic Israel, emphasizing the transition from tribal confederation to national kingdom. The result is a fascinating illumination of the role of compositional art in the analysis of the past and its consequent political implications.