Kingdoms and King Making
Lecture no. 9 from the course: The World of Biblical Israel
Taught by Professor Cynthia R. Chapman | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Begin a four-lecture unit on the political, religious, and economic developments that occurred between 1000 and 745 B.C.E. The unit opens with an overview of King David, Solomon, and the divided kingdom of Israel. What were the origins of monarchy? Why did Israel split into northern and southern kingdoms? How does the archaeological record compare with the biblical narrative?