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The Resource The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

Label
The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts
Title
The Bible unearthed
Title remainder
archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts
Statement of responsibility
Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Bible Unearthed two leading scholars, an archaeologist and a historian, combine a tour of the field of biblical archaeology with a explanation of how and why the Bible's historical saga differs so dramatically from the archaeological finds. They explain what the Bible says about ancient Israel and show how it diverges sharply from archaeological reality. They then offer a new version of the history of ancient Israel, bringing archaeological evidence to bear on the question of when, where, and why the Bible was first written." "As to why the answers are so new, Finkelstein and Silberman draw on evidence from decades of archaeological work and dozens of digs in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria, to explain that the key early books of the Bible were first codified in the seventh century B.C.E., hundreds of years after the core events of the lives of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, and the conquest of Canaan were said to have taken place." "Yet the ultimate message of The Bible Unearthed is not just a correction of the record. Instead, it is a unique and fascinating explanation of the origins of the Bible. The Bible's newly identified authors, threatened with political crisis and the intimidation of nearby empires, crafted a brilliant document, a set of stories and teachings that would eventually appeal to the faithful beyond the boundaries of any particular kingdom."--BOOK JACKET
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BDS
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Finkelstein, Israel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Silberman, Neil Asher
Label
The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2001
Bibliography note
Includes blbiography (p. 356-372) and index
Control code
b4002369662x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9780684869131
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2001
Bibliography note
Includes blbiography (p. 356-372) and index
Control code
b4002369662x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9780684869131
Other physical details
ill., maps

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