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Faces of a Lamenting City: The Development and Coherence of the Book of Lamentations (review)

Faces of a Lamenting City: The Development and Coherence of the Book of Lamentations (review) SHOFAR Spring 2000 Vol. 18, No.3 tion of Alt's model (without the infiltration) in the light of the modem idea of intrasocietal evolution. His insistence on most of the "Proto-Israelites" having originally been nomads, on regional differences, and on the importance ofthe archaeological side of the problem is gratifying. This is an approach to emulate! The volume is enhanced by 40 illustrations (ground plans, pottery drawings, tables), eleven sketch maps, a large bibliography, and indices of terms and names, toponyms and scriptural passages. Leaving aside some weak points in the handling ofEgyptological matters and in the transcription of Arab place-names, the book can be read as a handbook of the Negev in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages and as a thorough treatment ofthe settlement of"Proto-Israelite" groups in this marginal region of ancient Palestine. Manfred Weippert Theological Faculty University of Heidelberg (Germany) Faces of a Lamenting City: The Development and Coherence of the Book of Lamentations, by Jannie Hunter. Beitrage zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und des Antiken Judentums, 39. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996. 155 pp. $35.95. Over the last decade or so, a renewed interest in Lamentations has come to light in a considerable http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Faces of a Lamenting City: The Development and Coherence of the Book of Lamentations (review)

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SHOFAR Spring 2000 Vol. 18, No.3 tion of Alt's model (without the infiltration) in the light of the modem idea of intrasocietal evolution. His insistence on most of the "Proto-Israelites" having originally been nomads, on regional differences, and on the importance ofthe archaeological side of the problem is gratifying. This is an approach to emulate! The volume is enhanced by 40 illustrations (ground plans, pottery drawings, tables), eleven sketch maps, a large bibliography, and indices of terms and names, toponyms and scriptural passages. Leaving aside some weak points in the handling ofEgyptological matters and in the transcription of Arab place-names, the book can be read as a handbook of the Negev in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages and as a thorough treatment ofthe settlement of"Proto-Israelite" groups in this marginal region of ancient Palestine. Manfred Weippert Theological Faculty University of Heidelberg (Germany) Faces of a Lamenting City: The Development and Coherence of the Book of Lamentations, by Jannie Hunter. Beitrage zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und des Antiken Judentums, 39. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1996. 155 pp. $35.95. Over the last decade or so, a renewed interest in Lamentations has come to light in a considerable

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 2000

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