This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by Digital Commons @ George Fox University. Recommended Citation Doak, Brian R., "Understanding the History of Ancient Israel (Book Review)" (2009). Book Review: Biblical Theology According to the Apostles: How the Earliest Christians Told the Story of Israel (New Studies in Biblical Theology) Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Think Apologetics. Forwarding an up-to-date, conservative position on matters relating to ancient Israel's past from two distinguished Old Testament scholars, Walter C. Kaiser Jr. and Paul D. Wegner, A History of Israel, Revised Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of ancient Israel—from the creation account in the Early Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars of the Intertestamental Period. I received this book from Westminster John Knox Press in exchange for my honest review. 186 pp. The book under review is the result of a conference that was held in New York in support of the special place of Israel in the Scriptures.Seventeen contributors put forth various articles under the headings of New Testament, Old Testament, Hermeneutics, Theology & Church History… The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel. 237 The Christian Librarian, 60 (2) 2017 Book Reviews Davies, P. R. (2015) The history of ancient Israel: A guide for the perplexed.London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark. Tabernacle of David considers this resource trustworthy and Biblically sound.. Such concerns aside, Boer nonetheless offers a helpful contribution to discussions surrounding ancient Israel and economic theology. It has been accepted for inclusion in College of Christian Studies by an authorized administrator of Digital Commons @ George Fox University. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2015. xix + 308 pp., $50.00. By Roland Boer. A History of the Bible by John Barton review – tiptoeing through a minefield Did Jesus talk about being God’s son, or did the gospels tell it that way? $29.95 ISBN 9780567655851 This short work is intended to be an introduction to the history of Ancient Israel.