By Antony Kamm
Routledge – 1999 – 256 pages
Series: Peoples of the Ancient World
Antony Kamm presents an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the people of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah from earliest times up to AD 135.
Charting the history of the Israelites, Kamm discusses their origins, land, society, culture and religion, as well as their relationship to the Roman world and their legacy. An appendix provides:
* a chronology
* the Hebrew alphabet
* weights, measures and coins
* the Jewish calendar
* a guide to further reading for easy reference.
'It was a pleasure to read, with an attractive style and some engaging asides, and illustrated with several maps and charts … When I first began teaching biblical studies forty years ago I should have welcomed this as a user friendly introductionfor students' - Richard Coggins, The Expository Times
'This account is straightfoward and accessible.' - International Review of Biblical Studies
'This is a carefully produced book which has a good range of maps and illustrations.' - M.E. Mills, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament