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We all know about King David and King Solomon, but what about the kings Omri and Uzziah? Of the more than fifty monarchs who sat on the throne of the Jews for over 1000 years, most of us can recall only a few. What we do remember about them has been colored by legend and embellishment. In Kings of the Jews, Norman Gelb tells us the real stories of them all. And in doing so, he reveals how a remarkably resilient people survived divisions, discord, and conquest to forge a vibrant identity that has lasted to the present day. Kings of the Jews explores some of the most dramatic periods in Jewish history: those of the united Israelite kingdom under David and Solomon, the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the Babylonian exile, and the destruction of the Second Temple and the Roman conquest of Jerusalem. With illustrations, maps, chronologies, and index.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. xv-xix
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  1. BEGINNINGS
  2. p. 1
  1. Saul
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Ishbosheth
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. David
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. Solomon
  2. pp. 32-42
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  1. THE DIVIDED NATION
  2. p. 44
  1. The New Kingdoms
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. KINGS OF ISRAEL
  2. p. 48
  1. Jeroboam
  2. pp. 49-52
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  1. Nadab
  2. p. 53
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  1. Baasha
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Elah
  2. p. 56
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  1. Zimri
  2. p. 57
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  1. Omri
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Ahab
  2. pp. 62-66
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  1. Ahaziah
  2. p. 68
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  1. Jehoram
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Jehu
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. Jehoahaz
  2. p. 76
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  1. Jehoash
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Jeroboam II
  2. pp. 79-81
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  1. Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Hoshea
  2. pp. 83-88
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  1. The Lost Tribes of Israel
  2. pp. 89-92
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  1. KINGS OF JUDAH
  2. p. 93
  1. Rehoboam
  2. pp. 94-99
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  1. Abijah
  2. pp. 100-101
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  1. Asa
  2. pp. 102-103
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  1. Jehoshaphat
  2. pp. 104-106
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  1. Jehoram
  2. pp. 108-109
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  1. Ahaziah
  2. p. 110
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  1. Athaliah
  2. pp. 111-112
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  1. Joash
  2. pp. 114-115
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  1. Amaziah
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. Uzziah
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. Jotham
  2. p. 122
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  1. Ahaz
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. Hezekiah
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. Manasseh
  2. pp. 128-129
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  1. Amon
  2. p. 130
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  1. Josiah
  2. pp. 131-135
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  1. Jehoahaz
  2. pp. 137-138
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  1. Jehoiakim
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. Jehoiachin
  2. p. 141
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  1. Zedekiah
  2. pp. 142-144
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  1. EXILE AND RETURN
  2. p. 145
  1. Babylonian Exile
  2. pp. 147-150
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  1. Return to Zion
  2. pp. 152-154
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  1. The Greek Challenge
  2. pp. 156-159
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  1. THE HASMONEANS
  2. p. 161
  1. The Maccabee Revolt
  2. pp. 162-172
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  1. THE HASMONEAN MONARCHS
  2. p. 173
  1. Aristobulus I
  2. pp. 174-176
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  1. Alexander Jannai
  2. pp. 177-179
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  1. Alexandra Salome
  2. pp. 180-183
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  1. Hyrcanus II, Aristobulus II, Antigonus II
  2. pp. 184-191
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  1. THE IMPACT OF THE ROMANS
  2. p. 192
  1. Herod the Great
  2. pp. 193-198
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  1. The Agrippas
  2. pp. 200-208
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  1. War with Rome
  2. pp. 209-222
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  1. Aftermath
  2. pp. 224-226
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  1. ENDNOTES
  2. pp. 228-232
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  1. CHRONOLOGY
  2. pp. 234-235
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  1. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. p. 236
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 238-239
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 240-246
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780827609532
Related ISBN
9780827609136
MARC Record
OCLC
676696315
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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