Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Histories of Ancient Israel and Judah



[see also the bibliographies on specific periods and on archaeology]


The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Various authors from 1950 onwards

Abadie, P., L'histoire d'Israël entre mémoire et relecture (LD 229; Paris: Cerf, 2009).

Ahlström, G. W., The History of Ancient Palestine from the Palaeolithic Period to Alexander's Conquest (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press / Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993).

Arnold, B. T. – R. S. Hess (eds.), Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014).

Bordreuil, P. – F. Briquel-Chatonnet, Le temps de la Bible. Préface de Javier Teixidor (Folio/Histoire; Paris: Gallimard, 2000).

Briend, J., Textes du Proche-Orient ancien et histoire d'Israël (Paris: Cerf, 1977).

Bright, J., A History of Israel (Philadelphia: Westminster / London: SCM, 11959, 21972, 31981).

Bright, J., A History of Israel. With Introduction and Appendix by William P. Brown (4th ed.; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2000). [This posthumous work (John Bright 1908-1995) consists of Bright's unchanged third edition of 1981 together with two new sections by W. P. Brown: Introduction (1-22) and Appendix (465-485).]; = La historia de Israel . Trad. V. Morla Asensio (Biblioteca manual DDB, 35; Bilbao: Editorial Desclée de Brouwer, 2003).

Castel, F., Histoire d'Israël et de Juda: des origines au II siècle après Jésus-Christ (Dossiers pour l'animation biblique; Paris: Le Centurion, 1983); = The History of Israel and Judah in the Old Testament (New York: Paulist Press, 1985); = Storia d'Israele e di Giuda dalle origini al II secolo d.C. (Cinisello Balsamo [Milano]: Edizioni Paoline, 1987); = Historia de Israel y de Judá: Desde los orígenes hasta el siglo II d.C. Quinta edición (Colección Materiales de Trabajo; Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 51998).

Cazelles, H., Histoire politique d'Israël des origines à Alexandre le Grand (Petite Bibliothèque des sciences bibliques, 1; Paris: Desclée, 1982); = Historia política de Israel desde los orígines a Alejandro Magno (Introducción a la lectura de la Biblia; Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1984); = Storia politica di Israele dalle origini ad Alessandro Magno (Piccola Enciclopedia Biblica, 1: Roma: Borla, 1985); = História Política de Israel (das origens até Alexandre Magno) (São Paulo: Paulus, 1986).

Clauss, M., Das Alte Israel: Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Kultur (C.H. Beck Wissen in der Beck'schen Reihe, 2073; München: Beck, 1999).

Clauss, M., Geschichte des Alten Israel (Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte, 37; München: Oldenbourg, 2009).

Clements, R. E. (ed.), The World of Ancient Israel. Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives. Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Coogan, M. D. (ed.), The Oxford History of the Biblical World (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). A paperback edition, with the same title, was published in 2001 by the Oxford University Press; it lacks most of the illustrations found in the hardback edition and has different pagination for the various chapters, but the text remains the same.

Dever, W. G., Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah (Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2017).

Donner, H., Geschichte des Volkes Israel und seiner Nachbarn in Grundzügen. Teil 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Staatenbildungszeit. Teil 2: Von der Königszeit bis zu Alexander dem Großen. Mit einem Ausblick auf die Geschichte des Judentums bis Bar Kochba (Grundrisse zum Alten Testament, 4/1-2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 32000 / 2001 [11984 / 1986]); = História de Israel e dos povos vizinhos. I: Dos primórdios até a formação do Estado; II: Da época da divisão do Reino até Alexandre Magno (Estudos Bíblico-Teológicos AT, 9; São Leopoldo: Sinodal; Petrópolis: Vozes, 11997, 22000).

Finkelstein, I. – N. A. Silberman, The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts (New York: The Free Press, 2001); = Le tracce di Mosè. La Bibbia tra storia e mito (Saggi 14; Roma: Carocci, 2002); = La Bible dévoilée: les nouvelles révélations de l'archéologie (Paris: Bayard, 2002); = Keine Posaunen vor Jericho. Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel (München: C. H. Beck, 2002, 22003); = La Biblia desenterrada. Una nueva visión arqueológica del antiguo Israel y de los orígenes de sus textos sagrados (Historia antigua; Madrid: Siglo XXI de España Editores, 2003); = A Bíblia Não Tinha Razão (São Paulo, A Girafa, 2003).

Finkelstein, I. – N. A. Silberman, David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of Western Civilization (New York: Free Press, 2006); = David und Salomo. Archäologen entschlüsseln einen Mythos (München: Beck, 2006); = Les rois sacrés de la Bible. À la recherche de David et Salomon (Montrouge: Bayard, 2006); = David y Salomón. En busca de los reyes sagrados de la Biblia y de las raíces de la tradición occidental (Madrid: Siglo XXI de España Editores, 2007).

Finkelstein, I., Le Royaume biblique oublié (Travaux du Collège de France; Paris: Éditions Odile Jacob, 2013); = The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel (ANEM 5; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013); = Il regno dimenticato: Israele e le origini nascoste della Bibbia (Frecce 187; Roma: Carocci, 2014). The original publication was the French one. The English version can be downloaded freely here.

Finkelstein, I., "History of Ancient Israel: Archaeology and the Biblical Record – the View from 2015", RivB 63 (2015) 371-392.

Fleming, D. E., The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Frevel, C., Geschichte Israels (Kohlhammer Studienbücher Theologie, 2; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016). [for the origins of this book see the Zenger & Frevel, Einleitung here]

Frevel, C., "Die Geschichte ist zurück: neuere Literatur im Umfeld der Geschichte Israels", TRev 112 (2016) 3-24.

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Can a 'History of Israel' Be Written? (JSOTSup 245; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997).

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.). Volume 1: The Archaeology (LHB/OTS 491; European Seminar on Historical Methodology, 7; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2008).

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.). Volume 2: The Texts (LHB/OTS 521; European Seminar on Historical Methodology, 8; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2010).

Grabbe, L. L., Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Revised edition (London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017). [the first edition was published in 2007]

Hayes, J. H. – J. M. Miller (eds.), Israelite and Judaean History (OTL; London: SCM, 1977).

Herrmann, S., Geschichte Israels in alttestamentlicher Zeit. 2., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage (München: Kaiser, 21980 [11973]); = A History of Israel in Old Testament Times (London: SCM / Philadelphia: Fortress, 21981, 11975); = Storia d'Israele: i tempi dell'Antico Testamento. 2a edizione (Strumenti; Brescia: Queriniana, 21979 [11977]); = Historia de Israel en la época del Antiguo Testamento (Biblioteca de Estudios Bíblicos; Salamanca: Sígueme, 21980).

Herrmann, S., "Geschichte Israels", TRE 12 (Lief. 5; 1984) 698-740.

Kinet, D., Geschichte Israels (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Ergänzungsband 2 zum A.T.; Würzburg: Echter, 2001).

Kitchen, K. A., On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003).

Knauf, E. A. – P. Guillaume, A History of Biblical Israel: The Fate of the Tribes and Kingdoms from Merenptah to Bar Kochba (Worlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean; Sheffield: Equinox, 2016).

Kratz, R. G., "Geschichte Israels und Judas", in R. G. Kratz, Historisches und biblisches Israel. Drei Überblicke zum Alten Testament (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013) 1-78. English version: Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Lemaire, A. (ed.), Le Monde de la Bible: textes présentés par André Lemaire (Folio/Histoire; Paris: Gallimard, 1998); = El mundo de la Bíblia. Textos presentados por André Lemaire (Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2000).

Lemche, N. P., Ancient Israel. A New History of Israelite Society (The Biblical Seminar, 5; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988). [see below for the expanded new edition (2015)]

Lemche, N. P., The Israelites in History and Tradition (Library of Ancient Israel; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1998).

Lemche, N. P., Ancient Israel: A New History of Israel (T&T Clark Cornerstones; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015). [an expanded new edition of the 1988 work noted above]

Lipschitz, O., "The History of Israel in the Biblical Period", in A. Berlin – M. Z. Brettler (eds.), The Jewish Study Bible, Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation. Second edition (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 2107-2119.

Liverani, M., Oltre la Bibbia. Storia antica di Israele (Storia e Società; Roma-Bari: Laterza, 2003); = Israel's History and the History of Israel (Bible World; London: Equinox, 2005); = Más allá de la Biblia: historia antigua de Israel (Serie mayor; Barcelona: Crítica, 2005); = La Bible et l'invention de l'histoire: Histoire ancienne d'Israël. Préface de Jean-Louis Ska (Paris: Bayard, 2008); = Para além da Bíblia: história antiga de Israel (São Paulo: Paulus & Loyola, 2008).

Matthews, V. H., A Brief History of Ancient Israel (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2002).

Miller, J. M. – J. H. Hayes, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah. Second revised edition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2006). [First edition: Philadelphia: Fortress / London: SCM, 1986]

Moore, M. B. – B. E. Kelle, Biblical History and Israel's Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011).

Noll, K. L., Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion. Second revised edition (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014). First edition: Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: An Introduction (The Biblical Seminar, 83; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).

Noth, M., Geschichte Israels (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 11950, 21954 ... 61966); = Histoire d'Israël. Édition française revue par l'auteur (Bibliothèque historique; Paris: Payot, 1954); = The History of Israel. Second edition ( London: Adam & Charles Black, 21960); = Storia d'Israele (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa; Brescia: Paideia, 1975).

Oswald, W. – M. Tilly, Geschichte Israels von den Anfängen bis zum 3. Jahrhundert n. Chr. (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2016).

Pennacchini, B., Introduzione alla storia d'Israele nell'epoca dell'Antico Testamento (Convivium Assisiense - Instrumenta, 1; Assisi [PG]: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2000).

Perdue, L. G. – W. Carter, Israel and Empire: A Postcolonial History of Israel and Early Judaism (New York & London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014).

Provan, I. – V. P. Long – T. Longman III, A Biblical History of Israel. Revised second edition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2015). [first edition: 2003]

Schmitz, B., Geschichte Israels (Grundwissen Theologie: UTB Wissenschaft, 3547; Paderborn: Schöningh, 2011).

Shanks, H. (ed.), Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple. Third revised edition (Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 2011). [earlier editions: 1988 and 1999]

Ska, J. L., "The 'History of Israel': Its Emergence as an Independent Discipline", in M. Sæbø (ed.), Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries). Part I: The Nineteenth Century – a Century of Modernism and Historicism. In co-operation with P. Machinist and J. L. Ska SJ (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013) 307-345.

Soggin, J. A., Storia d'Israele: introduzione alla storia d'Israele e Giuda dalle origini alla rivolta di Bar Kochbà (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa, 44; Brescia: Paideia, 22002). The first edition was entitled Storia d'Israele. Dalle origini a Bar Kochbà. Con due appendici di Diethelm Conrad e Haim Tadmor (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa, 44; Brescia: Paideia, 1984). English translations: A History of Israel. From the Beginnings to the Bar Kochba Revolt, AD 135 (London: SCM, 1984); An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah. Second, completely revised and updated edition (London: SCM, 21993); An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah. Third edition (London: SCM, 31999) [this third English edition corresponds to the second Italian edition which was finally published in 2002]. French: Histoire d'Israël et de Juda. Introduction à l'histoire d'Israël et de Juda des origines à la révolte de Bar Kokhba (Le livre et le rouleau, 19; Bruxelles: Editions Lessius, 2004). German: Einführung in die Geschichte Israels und Judas. Von den Ursprüngen bis zum Aufstand Bar Kochbas (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1991). Spanish: Nueva Historia de Israel: de los orígines a Bar Kochba (Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer, 1997) [translated from the now outdated first Italian edition of 1984)].

Vaux, R. de, Histoire ancienne d'Israël. Vol. I: Des origines à l'installation en Canaan. Vol. II: La période des Juges (EtBib; Paris: Gabalda, 1971 / 1973). [The work, planned in three large volumes, remained incomplete; what was ready of the second volume was edited after de Vaux's death (1971) by F. Langlamet and others.]; = La historia del Antiguo Israel. Vol. 1: Desde los origines a la entrada en Canaan. Vol. 2: Asentamiento en Canaan y periodo de los jueces (Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1975); = The Early History of Israel (London: Darton, Longman and Todd / Philadelphia: Westminster, 1978) [translation of Vols I and II together].

Weippert, M., "Israel und Juda", RLA V (1980 [Lief. 3-4, 1976]) 200-208.

II.    The series Biblische Enzyklopädie / Biblical Encyclopedia

Albertz, R., Die Exilszeit 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 7; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2001); = Israel in Exile: The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 5 [formerly: SBL Studies in Biblical Literature, 3]; Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2003 / Leiden: Brill, 2004); = Israele in esilio: storia e letteratura nel VI secolo a.C. (Introduzione allo studio della Bibbia. Supplementi, 42; Brescia: Paideia, 2009).

Dietrich, W., Die frühe Königszeit in Israel: 10. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 3; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1997). Updated English version: The Early Monarchy in Israel: The Tenth Century B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 3; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Fritz, V., Die Entstehung Israels im 12. und 11. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 2; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996); = The Emergence of Israel in the Twelfth and Eleventh Centuries B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 2; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 / Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Gerstenberger, E. S., Israel in der Perserzeit. 5. und 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 8; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2005); = Israel in the Persian Period: The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2011).

Haag, E., Das hellenistische Zeitalter. Israel und die Bibel im 4. bis 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 9; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2003).

Lemche, N. P., Die Vorgeschichte Israels: Von den Anfängen bis zum Ausgang des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 1; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996). Slightly updated English version: Prelude to Israel's Past. Background and Beginnings of Israelite History and Identity (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998).

Nelson, R. D., Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200-63 BCE) (Biblical Encyclopedia, 13; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). [only in English]

Schoors, A., Die Königreiche Israel und Juda im 8. und 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: die assyrische Krise (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 5; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1998); = The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C.E. (Biblical Encyclopedia, 5; Atlanta, GA : Society of Biblical Literature, 2013).