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Monarchy in Israel
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1. Israelite Monarchies

There were various monarchies in ancient Israel (§1). Israel itself was originally made up of tribes, with monarchy not native to it. The monarchy was introduced and adopted only with further developments, dependent in part on the overall political situation in the Middle East. The main source for the history of monarchy in Israel is the OT (Judges; 1-2 Samuel; 1-2 Kings; 1-2 Chronicles; the Prophets). Light is also …

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Seybold, Klaus, “Monarchy in Israel”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M744>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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