This excellent, comprehensive, and well-written volume will be an invaluable aid to students and an indispensable reference for scholars.
John H. Hayes
coauthor of A History of Ancient Israel and Judah
The rapidly changing scenario of biblical history is certainly in need of a clear, balanced, and comprehensive explanation. This book fills that requirement, providing a first-class resource for the scholar and the student, and I can recommend no better book for a new generation of biblical historians. Biblical History and Israels Past will not be sitting on my bookshelf. It will lie permanently on my desk. . . . A splendid achievement.
author of The Origins of Biblical Israel
In this highly readable and remarkably comprehensive study, Megan Moore and Brad Kelle have put in their debt all biblical scholars, whether or not they are specialists in the study of ancient and/or biblical history. The book is a one-stop shop in the changing state of the study of Israels past since 1970, but it also includes Moore and Kelles own judicious commentary and prognostications for the future. This volume is not to be missed!
Brent A. Strawn
coeditor of Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions
About the Author
Megan Bishop Moore is visiting assistant professor of religion at Wake Forest University. She is also author of Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel.
Brad E. Kelle is professor of Old Testament at Point Loma Nazarene Unversity. His other books include Hosea 2: Metaphor and Rhetoric in Historical Perspective.