Ahab's House of Horrors: A Historiographic Study of the Military Campaigns of the House of Omri (Paperback)

Ahab's House of Horrors: A Historiographic Study of the Military Campaigns of the House of Omri By Kyle R. Greenwood, David B. Schreiner, Barry J. Beitzel (Editor) Cover Image
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Reconciling biblical and extrabiblical history

The extrabiblical testimony surrounding Israel's early history is difficult to assess and synthesize. But numerous sources emerging from the ninth century BC onward invite direct comparison with the biblical account. In Ahab's House of Horrors: A Historiographic Study of the Military Campaigns of the House of Omri, Kyle R. Greenwood and David B. Schreiner examine the historical records of Israel and its neighbors. While Scripture generally gives a bleak depiction of the Omride dynasty, extrabiblical evidence appears to tell another story. Inscriptions and archeological evidence portray a period of Israelite geopolitical influence and cultural sophistication.

Rather than simply rejecting one source over another, Greenwood and Schreiner press beyond polarization. They propose a nuanced synthesis by embracing the complex dynamics of ancient history writing and the historical difficulties that surround the Omride dynasty.

Ahab's House of Horrors is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of biblical historiography and, specifically, to our understanding of 1-2 Kings and the Omride family.

About the Author


Kyle R. Greenwood is administrative director of the master of arts program for Development Associates International and adjunct professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Scripture and Cosmology: Reading the Bible Between the Ancient World and Modern Science.David B. Schreiner is associate dean and associate professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary and author of Pondering the Spade: Discussing Important Convergences between Archaeology and Old Testament Study and 1 and 2 Kings (Kerux Commentary).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683596486
ISBN-10: 168359648X
Publisher: Lexham Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English