Markus Witte, Johannes F. Diehl (Ed.)
Israeliten und Phönizier
Ihre Beziehungen im Spiegel der Archäologie und der Literatur des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt
1. Edition 2008
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis -
This book stresses the pivotal significance of the Phoenicians as mediators between the ancient Near East and the Greek Aegean world. The contributors address exemplary aspects of Phoenician language, topography, iconography and religious history illuminating at the same time relations between Israelites and Phoenicians during the first millennium B.C., as can be reconstructed from archaeological, historical and literary sources. The book includes studies on Phoenician philology, imagery and history, on Old Testament texts concerning the Phoenician metropolis Tyros as well as a chapter on the religion of the Philistines. The volume as a whole highlights the many difficulties critical scholars encounter when they seek to determine cultural and religious identities, when they try to disentangle the complex web of intercultural relationships and identify particularities in the ancient world.