Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Contributions to the Debate about the Origins of Israel
by Scholars of the So-Called Minimalist or Revisionist Tendency



[see also:  General Histories of Israel and Origins of Israel]



The bibliography is divided into two main sections as follows:

I.    The four "founding scholars" of the so-called minimalist or revisionist tendency   [chronological order of titles for each author]

1.   Philip R. Davies (1945–2018)

i)   As sole author

Davies, P. R., In Search of 'Ancient Israel' (JSOTSup 148; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992, 21996). [for the third edition of 2015 see below]

Davies, P. R., "Method and Madness: Some Remarks on Doing History with the Bible", JBL 114 (1995) 699-705. [reply to Provan 1995]

Davies, P. R., Whose Bible Is It Anyway? (JSOTSup 204; Sheffield; Sheffield Academic Press, 1995). New edition with an added chapter (London: T & T Clark, 2004).

Davies, P. R., "Introduction to the Origins of the Ancient Israelite States", in V. Fritz – P. R. Davies (eds.), The Origins of the Ancient Israelite States (JSOTSup 228; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) 11-21.

Davies, P. R., "Whose History? Whose Israel? Whose Bible? Biblical Histories, Ancient and Modern", in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), Can a 'History of Israel' be Written? (JSOTSup 245 / European Seminar in Historical Methodology, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 104-122.

Davies, P. R., Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures (Library of Ancient Israel; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1998).

Davies, P. R., "The Future of 'Biblical History'", in D. J. A. Clines – S. D. Moore (eds.), Auguries: The Jubilee Volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies (JSOTSup 269; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998) 126-141.

Davies, P. R., "What Separates a Minimalist from a Maximalist? Not Much", BAR 26/2 (Mar.-Apr. 2000) 24-27, 72-73.

Davies, P. R., "The Intellectual, the Archaeologist and the Bible", in J. A. Dearman – M. P. Graham (eds.), The Land That I Will Show You: Essays on the History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in Honour of J. Maxwell Miller (JSOTSup 343; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) 239-254.

Davies, P. R., "Biblical Hebrew and the History of Ancient Judah: Typology, Chronology and Common Sense", in I. Young (ed.), Biblical Hebrew. Studies in Chronology and Typology (JSOTSup 369; London: T&T Clark, 2003) 150-163.

Davies, P. R., "Crypto-Minimalism", JSS 50 (2005) 117-136.

Davies, P. R., "The Origin of Biblical Israel", JHS volume 5, article 17 (2005). (online here; download directly here)

Davies, P. R., "The Origin of Biblical Israel", in Y. Amit – E. Ben Zvi – I. Finkelstein – O. Lipschits (eds.), Essays on Ancient Israel in Its Near Eastern Context. A Tribute to Nadav Na’aman (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) 141-148.

Davies, P. R., "Biblical Israel in the Ninth Century?", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 49-56.

Davies, P. R., The Origins of Biblical Israel (LHB/OTS 485; London: T & T Clark, 2007).

Davies, P. R., "The History of Ancient Israel and Judah", ExpTim 119 (2007-08) 15-21.

Davies, P. R., Memories of Ancient Israel: An Introduction to Biblical History – Ancient and Modern (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

Davies, P. R., "The Origins of Judah", in J. L. Berquist – A. Hunt (eds.), Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods: Essays in Honor of Douglas A. Knight (LHB/OTS 544; London: T & T Clark, 2012) 19-34.

Davies, P. R., Rethinking Biblical Scholarship (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 4; London & New York: Routledge, 2014). [unchanged reprint of sixteen previously published papers, with an introduction by N. P. Lemche]

Davies, P. R., In Search of 'Ancient Israel': A Study in Biblical Origins (T&T Clark Cornerstones; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015). [the first edition was published in 1992: see above]

Davies, P. R., The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).

Davies, P. R., "A New 'Biblical Archaeology'", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 7; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 15-28.

Davies, P. R., "The Siloam Tunnel Revisited", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 30-50.

Davies, P. R., "Mapping Palestine", in J. G. Crossley – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 55-71.

ii)   As co-author

Rogerson, J. – P. R. Davies, "Was the Siloam Tunnel Built by Hezekiah?", BA 59 (1996) 138-149.

Davies, P. R. – J. Rogerson, The Old Testament World. Revised and expanded second edition (London: T & T Clark; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2005). [first edition, with the authors' names in reverse order: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989].

Edelman, D. V. – P. R. Davies – C. L. Nihan – T. Römer, Opening the Books of Moses (BibleWorld; Sheffield: Equinox, 2012); = Clés pour le Pentateuque: état de la recherche et thèmes fondamentaux (Le monde de la Bible, 65; Genève: Labor et Fides, 2013).

2.   Niels Peter Lemche (1945– )

Lemche, N. P., "'Israel in the Period of the Judges' – The Tribal League in Recent Research", ST 38 (1984) 1-28.

Lemche, N. P., Early Israel. Anthropological and Historical Studies on the Israelite Society Before the Monarchy (VTSup 37; Leiden: Brill, 1985).

Lemche, N. P., "Rachel and Lea. Or: On the Survival of Outdated Paradigmas in the Study of the Origin of Israel, I", SJOT 1 (1987) 127-153.

Lemche, N. P., "Rachel and Lea. Or: On the Survival of Outdated Paradigmas in the Study of the Origin of Israel, II", SJOT 2 (1988) 39-65.

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

Lemche, N. P., "Israel, History of (Premonarchic Period)", ABD III (1992) 526-545.

Lemche, N. P., "The Old Testament – a Hellenistic Book?", SJOT 7 (1993) 163-193.

Lemche, N. P., "Is It Still Possible to Write a History of Ancient Israel?", SJOT 8 (1994) 165-190; = [same title], in V. Philips Long (ed.), Israel's Past in Present Research. Essays on Ancient Israelite Historiography (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, 7; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1999) 391-414; = [same title], in N. P. Lemche, Biblical Studies and the Failure of History (Copenhagen International Seminar, Changing Perspectives, 3; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013) 189-200.

Lemche, N. P., "The History of Ancient Syria and Palestine: An Overview", in J. M. Sasson – J. Baines – G. Beckman (eds.), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. Vol. 2 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995) 1195-1218.

Lemche, N. P., Die Vorgeschichte Israels. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ausgang des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 1; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996); = Prelude to Israel's Past. Background and Beginnings of Israelite History and Identity (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998). [trans. of the German of 1996, with some rewriting of the final chapter on the Bible and history (and a few changes in notes)]

Lemche, N. P., "Early Israel Revisited", CR:BS 4 (1996) 9-34.

Lemche, N. P., "Where Should We Look for Canaan? A Reply to Nadav Na’aman", UF 28 (1996) 767-772.

Lemche, N. P., "Clio is Also Among the Muses! Keith W. Whitelam and the History of Palestine: A Review and a Commentary", in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), Can a 'History of Israel' be Written? (JSOTSup 245 / European Seminar in Historical Methodology, 1; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 123-155.

Lemche, N. P., "Response to William G. Dever, 'Revisionist Israel Revisited'", CR:BS 5 (1997) 9-14. [see below for Dever's essay]

Lemche, N. P., "New Perspectives on the History of Israel", in F. García Martínez – E. Noort (eds.), Perspectives in the Study of the Old Testament and Early Judaism: A Symposium in Honour of Adam S. van der Woude on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (VTSup 73; Leiden: Brill, 1998) 42-60.

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

Lemche, N. P., "The Origin of the Israelite State. A Copenhagen Perspective on the Emergence of Critical Historical Studies of Ancient Israel in Recent Times", SJOT 12 (1998) 44-63.

Lemche, N. P., "Ideology and the History of Ancient Israel", SJOT 14 (2000) 165-193.

Lemche, N. P., "The Old Testament – a Hellenistic Book", in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), Did Moses Speak Attic? Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period (JSOTSup 317 / European Seminar in Historical Methodology, 3; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) 287-318.

Lemche, N. P., "Chronology and Archives – When Does the History of Israel and Judah Begin?" in D. M. Gunn – P. M. McNutt (eds.), 'Imagining' Biblical Worlds: Studies in Spatial, Social and Historical Constructs in Honor of James W. Flanagan (JSOTSup 359; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002) 264-276.

Lemche, N. P., "On the Problems of Reconstructing Pre-Hellenistic Israelite (Palestinian) History," in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), 'Like a Bird in a Cage': The Invasion of Sennacherib in 701 BCE (JSOTSup 363 / European Seminar in Historical Methodology, 4; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003) 150-167.

Lemche, N. P., "Conservative Scholarship on the Move", SJOT 19 (2005) 203-252.

Lemche, N. P., The Old Testament Between Theology and History: A Critical Survey (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2008). [Appendix: "The History of Israel or the History of Palestine?" (393-453)]

Lemche, N. P., "How to Deal with 'Early Israel'", in L. L. Grabbe (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) 150-166.

Lemche, N. P., Biblical Studies and the Failure of History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 3; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013). [collection of his essays, all but two previously published]

Lemche, N. P., "History as an Argument for Land Possession", in E. Pfoh – K. W. Whitelam (eds.), The Politics of Israel's Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013) 102-119.

Lemche, N. P., Ancient Israel: A New History of Israel. New edition (T&T Clark Cornerstones; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015). [new edition of the 1988 book (see above), with an extensive new introduction and expanded bibliography]

Lemche, N. P., "Exile as the Great Divide: Would There Be an 'Ancient Israel' Without an Exile?", in A. K. de Hemmer Gudme – I. Hjelm (eds.), Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible (Copenhagen International Seminar; Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge, 2015) 13-27.

Lemche, N. P., "Locating the Story of Biblical Israel", in R. I. Thelle – T. Stordalen – M. E. J. Richardson (eds.), New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History. Essays in Honour of Hans M. Barstad (VTSup 168; Leiden: Brill, 2015) 217-229.

Lemche, N. P., "Is the Old Testament Still a Hellenistic Book?", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 7; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 61-75.

Lemche, N. P., "The Same Old Story", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 85-95.

Lemche, N. P., "A Sectarian Group Called Israel: Historiography and Cultural Memory", in J. G. Crossley – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 72-96.

3.   Thomas Lawrence Thompson (1939– )

i)   As sole author

Thompson, T. L., The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives: The Quest for the Historical Abraham (BZAW 133; Berlin: de Gruyter, 1974). Reprinted as paperback [same title]: Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002.

Thompson, T. L., "Historical Notes on Israel's Conquest of Palestine: A Peasants' Rebellion", JSOT 7 (1978) 20-27. Reprinted in T. L. Thompson, Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 2; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013) 13-19.

Thompson, T. L., "The Background of the Patriarchs: A Reply to William Dever and Malcolm Clark", JSOT [vol. 3] 9 (1978) 2-43. Reprinted in J. W. Rogerson (ed.), The Pentateuch (The Biblical Seminar, 39; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) 33-74.

Thompson, T. L., The Origin Tradition of Ancient Israel, I: The Literary Formation of Genesis and Exodus 1-23 (JSOTSup 55; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1987).

Thompson, T. L., "Text, Context and Referent in Israelite Historiography", in D.V. Edelman (ed.), The Fabric of History: Text, Artifact and Israel's Past (JSOTSup 127; Sheffield: JSOT Press / Sheffield Academic Press, 1991) 65-92.

Thompson, T. L., Early History of the Israelite People. From the Written and Archaeological Sources (Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East, 4; Leiden: Brill, 1992).

Thompson, T. L., "Palestinian Pastoralism and Israel's Origins", SJOT 6.1 (1992) 1-13. Reprinted in T. L. Thompson, Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 2; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013) 93-103.

Thompson, T. L., "A Neo-Albrightean School in History and Biblical Scholarship?", JBL 114 (1995) 683-698. [reply to Provan 1995]

Thompson, T. L., "Historiography of Ancient Palestine and Early Jewish Historiography: W. G. Dever and the Not So New Biblical Archaeology", in V. Fritz – P. R. Davies (eds.), The Origins of the Ancient Israelite States (JSOTSup 228; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) 26-43.

Thompson, T. L., "Defining History and Ethnicity in the South Levant", in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), Can a 'History of Israel' be Written? (JSOTSup 245; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 166-187.

Thompson, T. L., "Historiography in the Pentateuch: Twenty-Five Years after Historicity", SJOT 13 (1999) 258-283. Reprinted in T. L. Thompson, Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 2; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013) 163-181.

Thompson, T. L., The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel (New York: Basic Books, 1999). The same book was published in the UK under a different title: The Bible in History. How Writers Create a Past (London: Jonathan Cape, 1999).

Thompson, T. L., "Lester Grabbe and Historiography: An Apologia", SJOT 14 (2000) 140-161.

Thompson, T. L., "Problems of Genre and Historicity with Palestine's Inscriptions", in A. Lemaire – M. Sæbø (eds.), Congress Volume Oslo 1998 (VTSup 80; Leiden: Brill, 2000) 321-326.

Thompson, T. L., "Methods and Results: A Review of Two Recent Publications", SJOT 15 (2001) 306-325. [on the books of Dever 2001 and Finkelstein & Silberman 2001]

Thompson, T. L., "The Bible and Hellenism: A Response", in L. L. Grabbe (ed.), Did Moses Speak Attic? Jewish Historiography and Scripture in the Hellenistic Period (JSOTSup 317 / European Seminar in Historical Methodology, 3; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001) 274-286.

Thompson, T. L., "An Introduction: Can a History of Ancient Jerusalem and Palestine be Written?", in T. L. Thompson (ed.), Jerusalem in Ancient History and Tradition. With the collaboration of S. K. Jayyusi (JSOTSup 381 / Copenhagen International Seminar, 13; London: T & T Clark International, 2003) 1-15.

Thompson, T. L., "The Role of Faith in Historical Research", SJOT 19 (2005) 111-134.

Thompson, T. L., Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 2; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013). [a collection of nineteen studies, seventeen of which were previously published, one is a much revised version of a paper published in 1991, one was not published before in any form.]

Thompson, T. L., "What We Do and Do Not Know about Pre-Hellenistic Al-Quds", in E. Pfoh – K. W. Whitelam (eds.), The Politics of Israel's Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013) 49-60.

Thompson, T. L., "Why Talk about the Past? The Bible, Epic and Historiography", in T. L. Thompson, Biblical Narrative and Palestine's History (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 2; Sheffield: Equinox, 2013) 147-161. [hitherto unpublished]

Thompson, T. L., "Biblical Archaeology: The Hydra of Palestine's History", Dansk teologisk tidsskrift 78 (2015) 243-260.

Thompson, T. L., "Ethnicity and a Regional History of Palestine", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity" (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 6; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 159-173.

Thompson, T. L., "Ethnicity and the Bible: Multiple Judaisms", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 223-232.

Thompson, T. L., "Giovanni Garbini and Minimalism", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 1-4.

ii)   As co-author

Thompson, T. L. – D. Irvin, "The Joseph and Moses Narratives", in J. H. Hayes – J. M. Miller (eds.), Israelite and Judaean History (London: SCM, 1977) 149-212.

Lemche, N. P. – T. L. Thompson, "Did Biran Kill David? The Bible in the Light of Archaeology", JSOT 64 (1994) 3-22.

Hjelm, I. – T. L. Thompson, "The Victory Song of Merneptah, Israel and the People of Palestine", JSOT 27 (2003) 3-18.

4.   Keith W. Whitelam

i)   As sole author

Whitelam, K. W., "Recreating the History of Israel", JSOT 35 (1986) 45-70.

Whitelam, K. W., "Israel's Traditions of Origin: Reclaiming the Land", JSOT 44 (1989) 19-42.

Whitelam, K. W., "Between History and Literature: The Social Production of Israel's Tradition of Origin", SJOT 5.2 (1991) 60-74.

Whitelam, K. W., "The Identity of Early Israel: The Realignment and Transformation of Late Bronze – Iron Age Palestine", JSOT 63 (1994) 57-87. Reprinted twice (same title): (1) in J. C. Exum (ed.), The Historical Books: A Sheffield Reader (The Biblical Seminar, 40; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 14-45, and (2) in D. J. Chalcraft (ed.), Social-Scientific Old Testament Criticism (The Biblical Seminar, 47 / A Sheffield Reader (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997) 172-203.

Whitelam, K. W., "New Deuteronomistic Heroes and Villains: A Response to T. L. Thompson", SJOT 9 (1995) 97-118.

Whitelam, K. W., "Sociology or History: Towards a (Human) History of Ancient Palestine?", in J. Davies – G. Harvey – W. G. E. Watson (eds.), Words Remembered, Texts Renewed. Essays in Honour of John F. A. Sawyer (JSOTSup 195; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995) 149-166.

Whitelam, K. W., "Prophetic Conflict in Israelite History: Taking Sides with William G. Dever", JSOT 72 (1996) 25-44.

Whitelam, K. W., The Invention of Ancient Israel. The Silencing of Palestinian History (London: Routledge, 1996).

Whitelam, K. W., "The Search for Early Israel: Historical Perspective", in S. Aḥituv – E. D. Oren (eds.), The Origin of Early Israel – Current Debate: Biblical, Historical, and Archaeological Perspectives. Irene Levi-Sala Seminar, 1997 (Beer-Sheva, 12; Beer-Sheba: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, 1998) 41-64.

Whitelam, K. W., "Western Scholarship and the Silencing of Palestinian History", in M. Prior (ed.), Western Scholarship and the History of Palestine (London: Melisende, 1998) 9-21.

Whitelam, K. W., "'Israel is Laid Waste; His Seed is No More': What if Merneptah's Scribes Were Telling the Truth?", BibInt 8 (2000) 8-22. Reprinted (same title) in J. C. Exum (ed.), Virtual History and the Bible (Leiden: Brill, 2000) 8-22.

Whitelam, K. W., "The History of Israel: Foundations of Israel", in A. D. H. Mayes (ed.), Text in Context. Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) 376-402.

Whitelam, K. W., "Palestine during the Iron Age", in J. Barton (ed.), The Biblical World. Vol. I (London: Routledge, 2002) 391-415.

Whitelam, K. W., "Representing Minimalism. The Rhetoric and Reality of Revisionism", in A. G. Hunter – P. R. Davies (eds.), Sense and Sensitivity. Essays on Reading the Bible in Memory of Robert Carroll (JSOTSup 348; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002) 194-223.

Whitelam, K. W., "The Poetics of the History of Israel: Shaping Palestinian History", in D. M. Gunn – P. M. McNutt (eds.), 'Imagining' Biblical Worlds: Studies in Spatial, Social and Historical Constructs in Honor of James W. Flanagan (JSOTSup 359; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002) 277-296.

Whitelam, K. W., "Interested Parties: History and Ideology at the End of the Century", in J. C. Exum – H. G. M. Williamson (eds.), Reading from Right to Left. Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of David J. A. Clines (JSOTSup 373; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003) 402-422.

Whitelam, K. W., "Lines of Power: Mapping Ancient Israel", in R. B. Coote – N. K. Gottwald (eds.), To Break Every Yoke: Essays in Honor of Marvin L. Chaney (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 3; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007) 40-79.

Whitelam, K. W., "Setting the Scene: A Response to John Rogerson", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 15-23.

Whitelam, K. W., "Shaping the History of Palestine: Nationalism and Exclusivity", in E. Pfoh – K. W. Whitelam (eds.), The Politics of Israel's Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013) 183-211.

Whitelam, K. W., Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine. Edited by Emanuel Pfoh (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 8; London & New York: Routledge, 2018). [collected essays]

ii)   As co-author

Coote, R. B. – K. W. Whitelam, "The Emergence of Israel: Social Transformation and State Formation Following the Decline in Late Bronze Age Trade", Semeia 37 (1986) 107-147. Reprinted (same title) in C. E. Carter (ed.), Community, Identity, and Ideology. Social Science Approaches to the Hebrew Bible (Sources for Biblical and Theological Study, 6; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1996) 335-376.

Coote, R. B. – K. W. Whitelam, The Emergence of Early Israel in Historical Perspective (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity Series, 5; Sheffield: Almond Press, 1987). Reprinted [same title] with a new Preface by K. W. Whitelam: The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, First Series, 5; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010.

II.    Discussion of the minimalist/revisionist approach by other scholars

1.   Collections of studies

Crossley, J. G. – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017).

Hjelm, I. – T. L. Thompson (eds.), Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicity (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 7; London & New York: Routledge, 2016).

Hjelm, I. – T. L. Thompson (eds.), History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity" (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 6; London & New York: Routledge, 2016).

Long, V. P. – D. W. Baker – G. J. Wenham (eds.), Windows Into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002).

Niesiołowski-Spanò, L. – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016).

Pfoh, E. – K. W. Whitelam (eds.), The Politics of Israel's Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013).

Williamson, H. G. M. (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007).

2.   Discussions of the work of the four "Founding Scholars"

i)   On P. R. Davies

Berlinerblau, J., "The Present Crisis and Uneven Triumphs of Biblical Sociology. Responses to N. Gottwald, S. Mandell, P. Davies, M. Sneed, R. Simkins and N. Lemche", in M. R. Sneed (ed.), Concepts of Class in Ancient Israel (South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 201; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1999) 99-120.

Hendel, R. S., "The Date of the Siloam Inscription: A Rejoinder to Rogerson and Davies", BA 59 (1996) 233-237.

Rainey, A. F., "The 'House of David' and the House of the Deconstructionists. Davies is an Amateur Who 'Can Safely Be Ignored'", BAR 20/6 (Nov.-Dec. 1994) 47.

Watson, F., "Bible, Theology and the University: A Response to Philip Davies", JSOT 71 (1996) 3-16.

ii)   On N. P. Lemche

Barstad, H. M., "Is the Hebrew Bible a Hellenistic book? Or: Niels Peter Lemche, Herodotus, and the Persians", Transeu 23 (2002) 129-151.

Berlinerblau, J., "The Present Crisis and Uneven Triumphs of Biblical Sociology. Responses to N. Gottwald, S. Mandell, P. Davies, M. Sneed, R. Simkins and N. Lemche", in M. R. Sneed (ed.), Concepts of Class in Ancient Israel (South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 201; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1999) 99-120.

Dever, W. G., "Revisionist Israel Revisited: A Rejoinder to Niels Peter Lemche", CR:BS 4 (1996) 35-50.

Diebner, B. J., "'Es fragt sich, ob eine Landnahmetheorie erforderlich ist ..', Rez. zu Lemche, Niels Peter: Early Israel. Anthropological and Historical Studies on the Israelite Society", DBAT 22 (1985) 215-222.

Gottwald, N. K., "Triumphalist Versus Anti-Triumphalist Versions of Early Israel. A Response to Articles by Lemche and Dever in volume 4 (1996)", CR:BS 5 (1997) 15-42.

Norin, S., "Respons zu Lemche, 'Ist es noch möglich die Geschichte des alten Israels zu schreiben?'", SJOT 8 (1994) 191-197.

Seebass, H., "Dialog über Israels Anfänge. Zum Evolutionsmodell von N. P. Lemche, Early Israel, VTS 37, Leiden (1985)", in J. Hausmann – H.-J. Zobel (eds.), Alttestamentlicher Glaube und biblische Theologie. Festschrift für Horst Dietrich Preuß zum 65. Geburtstag (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1992) 11-19.

iii)   On T. L. Thompson

Grabbe, L. L., "Hat die Bibel doch Recht? A Review of T. L. Thompson's The Bible in History", SJOT 14 (2000) 117-139.

Hagelia, H., "Review or Response?A Critical Evaluation of Thomas L. Thompson's Review of William G. Dever", SJOT 16 (2002) 314-318.

Hjelm, I., "Bibliography of Thomas Lawrence Thompson", SJOT 23 (2009) 149-159.

Kofoed, J. B., "Epistemology, Historiographical Method, and the 'Copenhagen School'", in V. P. Long – D. W. Baker – G. J. Wenham (eds.), Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) 23-43.

Lemche, N. P., "Thomas Lawrence Thompson", SJOT 23 (2009) 5-6.

Prag, K., "Review Article. Continuity and Migration in the South Levant in the Late Third Millennium: A Review of T. L. Thompson's and Some Other Views", PEQ 116 (1984) 58-68.

West, J., "Thomas Thompson: A Word of Appreciation from a Pastor", SJOT 23 (2009) 127-134.

Whitelam, K. W., "New Deuteronomistic Heroes and Villains: A Response to T.L. Thompson", SJOT 9 (1995) 97-118.

iv)   On K. W. Whitelam

Dever, W. G., "The Identity of Early Israel: A Rejoinder to Keith W. Whitelam", JSOT 72 (1996) 3-24.

Lemche, N. P., "Clio is Also Among the Muses! Keith W. Whitelam and the History of Palestine: A Review and a Commentary", SJOT 10 (1996) 88-114.

Provan, I., "The End of (Israel's) History? K. W. Whitelam's The Invention of Ancient Israel. A Review Article", JSS 42 (1997) 283-300.

3.   Individual studies of a more general nature (with different stances vis-à-vis the "revisionist" approaches)

Barr, J., History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium. The Hensley Henson Lectures for 1997 Delivered to the University of Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), esp. 59-101 ( chap. 4: "The History of Israel").

Barstad, H. M., "The History of Ancient Israel: What Directions Should We Take?", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 25-48.

Brettler, M. Z., "Method in the Application of Biblical Source Material to Historical Writing (with Particular Reference to the Ninth Century BCE)", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 305-336.

Coote, R. B., "The Emergence of Israel Again", in J. G. Crossley – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 19-40.

Dever, W. G., "Archaeology, Ideology, and the Quest for an 'Ancient' or 'Biblical Israel'", NEA 61 (1998) 39-52.

Dever, W. G., "What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?" in J. Magness – S. Gitin (eds.), Hesed Ve-Emet: Studies in Honor of Ernest S. Frerichs (Brown Judaic Studies, 320; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1998) 241-257.

Dever, W. G., "Biblical and Syro-Palestinian Archaeology: A State-of-the-Art Assessment at the Turn of the Millennium", CR:BS 8 (2000) 91-116.

Dever, W. G., "Save Us from Postmodern Malarkey", BAR 26/2 (March-April 2000) 28-35, 68-69.

Dever, W. G., What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? What Archaeology Can Tell Us About the Reality of Ancient Israel (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001).

Ehrensvärd, M., "The Contemporary Debate over Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity" (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 6; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 60-67.

Garbini, G., Storia e ideologia nell'Israele antico (Biblioteca di storia e storiografia dei tempi biblici, 3; Brescia: Paideia, 1986); = History and Ideology in Ancient Israel (London: SCM; New York: Crossroad, 1988)

Garbini, G., Mito e storia nella Bibbia (Studi biblici, 137; Brescia: Paideia, 2003); = Myth and History in the Bible (JSOTSup 362; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003)

Garbini, G., Scrivere la storia d'Israele: vicende e memorie ebraiche (Brescia: Paideia, 2008).

Gericke, J., "When Historical Minimalism Becomes Philosophical Maximalism", OTE 27 (2014) 412-427.

Grabbe, L. L., "Some Recent Issues in the Study of the History of Israel", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 57-67.

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). [first edition 2007]

Hjelm, I., "Maximalist and/or Minimalist Approaches in Recent Representations of Ancient Israelite and Judaean History", in J. G. Crossley – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 1-18.

Kitchen, K. A., "The Controlling Role of External Evidence in Assessing the Historical Status of the United Monarchy", in V. P. Long – D. W. Baker – G. J. Wenham (eds.), Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) 111-130.

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

Kofoed, J. B., "Epistemology, Historigraphical Method, and the 'Copenhagen School'", in V. P. Long – D. W. Baker – G. J. Wenham (eds.), Windows into Old Testament History: Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) 23-43.

Kofoed, J. B., Text and History: Historiography and the Study of the Biblical Text (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2005).

Kratz, R., "Myth and History: Reflections on the Relationship between Biblical History and History of Israel", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity" (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 6; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 35-46.

Miller, R. D., "Yahweh and His Clio: Critical Theory and the Historical Criticism of the Hebrew Bible", CBR 4/2 (Feb. 2006) 149-168.

Mykytiuk, L. J., "Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992-2008, Part 1: Introducing a Bibliographic Essay in Five Parts", Journal of Religious and Theological Information 9 (2010) 71-83.

Mykytiuk, L. J., "Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992–2008, Part 2.1: The Literature of Perspective, Critique, and Methodology, First Half", Journal of Religious and Theological Information 11 (2012) 101-37.

Mykytiuk, L. J., "Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992–2008, Part 2.2: The Literature of Perspective, Critique, and Methodology, Second Half", Journal of Religious and Theological Information 12 (2013) 114-155.

Mykytiuk, L.J., "Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, 1992–2008 and Beyond, Part 2.3: Some Commonalities in Approaches to Writing Ancient Israel's History", Journal of Religious and Theological Information 14 (2015) 30–48. [parts 3 to 5 are forthcoming]

Pfoh, E., The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestine: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives (Copenhagen International Seminar; London: Equinox, 2009).

Pfoh, E., "Some Reflections on the Politics of Ancient History, Archaeological Practice, and Nation-Building in Israel/Palestine", in E. Pfoh – K. W. Whitelam (eds.), The Politics of Israel's Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity, Second Series, 8; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013) 1-17.

Pfoh, E., "¿Cuándo comienza la historia de Israel en la antigua Palestina? Apuntes para una discusión", Historiae 12 (2015) 1-13.

Pfoh, E., "From the Search for Ancient Israel to the History of Ancient Palestine", in I. Hjelm – T. L. Thompson (eds.), History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity" (Copenhagen International Seminar – Changing Perspectives, 6; London & New York: Routledge, 2016) 143-158.

Pfoh, E., "On Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Epistemological and Methodological Observations", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 196-208.

Pfoh, E., "A Plea for an Historical Anthropology of Ancient Palestine", in J. G. Crossley – J. West (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHB/OTS 651; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017) 41-54.

Prato, G. L., "'Historical' Israel and 'Biblical' Israel, or Ethnicity as a Symbol", in L. Niesiołowski-Spanò – C. Peri – J. West (eds.), Finding Myth and History in the Bible: Scholarship, Scholars and Errors. Essays in Honor of Giovanni Garbini (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016) 209-222.

Provan, I. W., "Ideologies, Literary and Critical: Reflections on Recent Writing on the History of Israel", JBL 114 (1995) 585-606.

Provan, I. W., "In the Stable with the Dwarves: Testimony, Interpretation, Faith and the History of Israel", in A. Lemaire – M. Sæbø (eds.), Congress Volume Oslo 1998 (VTSup 80; Leiden: Brill, 2000) 281-319. Reprinted [same title], in V. P. Long – D. W. Baker – G. J. Wenham (eds.), Windows into Old Testament History. Evidence, Argument, and the Crisis of "Biblical Israel" (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002) 161-197.

Reid, G. H., "Minimalism and Biblical History", BSac 155 (1998) 394-410.

Rogerson, J. W., "Setting the Scene: A Brief Outline of Histories of Israel", in H. G. M. Williamson (ed.), Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Proceedings of the British Academy, 143; Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007) 3-14.

Schaper, J., "Auf der Suche nach dem alten Israel? Text, Artefakt und 'Geschichte Israels' in der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft vor dem Hintergrund der Methodendiskussion in den Historischen Kulturwissenschaften (Teil I–Teil II)", ZAW 118 (2006) 1-21, 181-196.

Ska, J.-L., "L'histoire d'Israël de Martin Noth à nos jours: problèmes de méthode", in D. Doré (ed.), Comment la Bible saisit-elle l'histoire? XXIe congrès de l'Association catholique française pour l'étude de la Bible (Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2005) (LD 215; Paris: Cerf, 2007) 17-56.

Vaughn, A. G., "Can We Write a History of Israel Today?", in J. Hoffmeier – A. Millard (eds.), The Future of Biblical Archaeology: Reassessing Methodologies and Assumptions. The Proceedings of a Symposium, August 12-14, 2001 at Trinity International University (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004) 368-385.

4.   Popularizations [in chronological order]

Shanks, H., "The Biblical Minimalists", Bible Review 13/3 (June 1997) 32-39, 50-52.

Shanks, H. (chair), "Face to Face: Biblical Minimalists Meet Their Challengers", BAR 23/4 (July-Aug. 1997): 26-29, 32-38, 40-42, 66. [quotations from a face-to-face debate between W. G. Dever, N. P. Lemche, P. K. McCarter, and T. L. Thompson; chaired by Hershel Shanks]

Davies, P. R., "What Separates a Minimalist from a Maximalist? Not Much", BAR 26/2 (Mar.-Apr. 2000) 24-27, 72-73.

Hendel, R. S. – W. W. Hallo – K. A. Kitchen, "The Kitchen Debate", BAR 31/4 (July-Aug. 2005) 48-53.

Garfinkel, Y., "The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism", BAR 37/3 (May-June 2011) 46-53.

Dever, W. G., "Hershel's Crusade, No. 2: For King and Country: Chronology and Minimalism", BAR 44/2 (Mar.-Apr.-May-June 2018) 31-36.