From Covenant to Monarchy: Liberty, Authority, and Order in the Hebrew Political Tradition


This conference examined questions of liberty and authority as presented in the history of Israel from the exodus from Egypt, through the era of Judges, the establishment of a monarchy and the ascension of Solomon to the throne.


Conference Readings

Alter, Robert. Ancient Israel. The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2013.

Alter, Robert. The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Alter, Robert. The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. Translated by Robert Alter. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.