The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts
In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.
In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts.
Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.
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THE BIBLE UNEARTHED: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred TextsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A highly readable introduction to ancient archaeology and what it can teach us about the Bible.What do the digs of the last three decades tell us about the Old Testament? In short, they tell us that ... Read full review
Ancient Near East ArchaeologyUser Review - klassicalkats - Overstock.com
If your passion is biblical history or archaeology this is an excellent book. Tells what recent archaeology has discovered about the bible lands. Not revisionist but if you believe every word in the old testament is true you will be disappointed. A new dating for major bible tales. Read full review
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