This volume examines the historical period just before Assyrian domination of the Levant (viz. the ninth century bce), looking for geopolitical and economic clues in the biblical texts and in epigraphical and archaeological data that might inform a historical reconstruction of Judah at that time. As its title states, it is interested specifically in the reign of the Judaean king Jehoshaphat. Despite recent advances in our knowledge of ninth-century Levantine powers, there seems to be ‘no general consensus regarding Judah’s geo-political status in the mid-9th century bce’ (p. 5). So McKinny sets out to clarify our understandings of this king and his kingdom, especially with regard to the king’s place in the political landscape of the southern Levant. The volume contains six chapters, a host of illustrations and images, detailed tables...

Article PDF first page preview

Article PDF first page preview
Article PDF first page preview
You do not currently have access to this article.