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Hezekiah in history and tradition [electronic resource] /
by Robb Andrew Young.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
xvii, 367 p. ; 25 cm.
9789004216082 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
9789004216082 (hardback : alk. paper)
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contents note
Pt. I. Hezekiah via extra-biblical material -- Pt. II. Hezekiah in the Book of Kings and First Isaiah -- Pt. III. Hezekiah in Chronicles.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-334) and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robb Young received his Master's degree in The Bible and Its World from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2004), and his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Yale University (2011).
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Description for Reader
All those interested in biblical studies, Israelite history, king Hezekiah, his religious reform, Sennacherib's third campaign, the LMLK jars, chronology, early messianism, relevant texts in Kings, First Isaiah and Chronicles.
Long Description
The Judean monarch Hezekiah remains one of the most significant figures in biblical studies. For all of his greatness, however, there is little about him that may be stated with certainty. This study provides a detailed reexamination of this enterprising ruler. It commences with data outside the biblical text from Assyrian records and ancient Near Eastern archaeology which may be brought to bear in reconstructing the historical Hezekiah, and subsequently proceeds to augment this picture based on his portrayal in the books of Kings, First Isaiah, and Chronicles. Its focus is on those issues that either remain contentious in biblical scholarship, or else have been resolved into a general consensus that needs to be called into question.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Hezekiah Via Extra-Biblical Material
Regnal Years and Lineagep. 9
The Regnal Years of Hezekiahp. 9
Overviewp. 9
The Date of the Fall of Samariap. 12
The Date of the Fall of Jerusalemp. 18
Regnal Years of the Latter Kings of Judahp. 21
The Lineage of Hezekiahp. 24
Relationship to Ahazp. 24
Relationship to Ataliahp. 28
Conclusionp. 32
The Kingdom of Judahp. 35
Assyrian Relationsp. 35
The Urbanization of Jerusalemp. 42
The Siloam Tunnelp. 48
The LMLK Sealsp. 50
Conclusionp. 58
Sennacherib's Third Campaignp. 61
Archaeological Evidencep. 62
The Number of Assyrian Campaignsp. 66
Taharqop. 73
Historical Reconstructionp. 77
Conclusionp. 86
Hezekiah in the Book of Kings and First Isaiah
The Religious Reformp. 91
Archaeological Evidencep. 93
Aradp. 93
Beer-shebap. 95
Lachishp. 97
Biblical Evidencep. 101
The Report in 2 Kgs 18:4p. 101
The Report in 2 Kgs 18:22p. 104
The Social Setting of the Reformp. 109
Conclusionp. 120
The Relationship between 2 Kgs 18:13-20:19 and Isa 36-39p. 123
Relative Priority of the Textsp. 123
Annalistic Account A (2 Kgs 1813-16)p. 123
Prophetic Account B (2 Kgs 1817-19:37/Usa 36-37)p. 126
Hezekiah and Isaiah (2 Kgs 20/Isa 38-39)p. 133
Editing of the Textsp. 136
Source Divisionp. 136
Literary Analysisp. 142
The Secondary Nature of "The Fourteenth Year"p. 146
Conclusionp. 150
The Messianic Oracles in First Isaiahp. 151
Isa 8:23-9:6p. 152
Overviewp. 152
Literary Extent and Structurep. 152
Tense/Aspect Analysisp. 156
Translationp. 158
Function of Isa 9:5-6p. 159
Literary and Historical Contextp. 161
Isa N:1-9p. 164
Overviewp. 164
Literary Extentp. 165
The Significance of the "Shoot"p. 170
Literary and Historical Contextp. 177
Isa 7 and the Sign of Immanuelp. 181
Overviewp. 181
The Identity of Immanuelp. 182
Conclusionp. 190
Hezekiah in Chronicles
The Historical Reliability of 2 Chr 29-30p. 195
The Rededication of the Temple (2 Chr 29)p. 197
Authorshipp. 197
Materialp. 202
The Passover (2 Chr 30)p. 209
Summary Statementp. 209
Other Historical Objectionsp. 213
Correspondence to Josiah's Passover and Deuteronomyp. 215
Source Materialp. 222
The Second Monthp. 227
Conclusionp. 231
The Historical Reliability of 2 Chr 31-32p. 235
The Reform and the Portions (2 Chr 31)p. 235
The Reformp. 235
Distribution of the Portionsp. 238
Historical Analysis of the Portionsp. 244
The Invasion of Sennacherib (2 Chr 32)p. 249
Hezekiah's Defensive Measures (vv 3-6)p. 249
Hezekiah's Achievements (vv 27-30)p. 253
Conclusionp. 254
Hezekiah as a Second David/Solomonp. 257
The Dynastic Promises to David and Solomonp. 259
Conditional and Unconditional Materialp. 259
The Depiction of Solomonp. 263
The Pro-Solomonic Source of Chroniclesp. 267
The Hezekian Provenance of the Source Materialp. 276
Conclusionp. 282
Summary and Future Directionsp. 285
p. 295
p. 299
Bibliographyp. 301
Author Indexp. 335
Scripture Indexp. 343
Subject Indexp. 360
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