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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

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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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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."--Jacket
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Finkelstein, Israel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS621
LC item number
.F56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
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Silberman, Neil Asher
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  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeology
  • Authority
  • Middle East
  • Bijbelse archeologie
  • Bijbelse geschiedenis
Label
The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-372) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Who were the Israelites?
  • 5.
  • Memories of a golden age?
  • pt. 2.
  • The rise and fall of ancient Israel
  • 6.
  • One state, one nation, one people (c. 930-720 BCE)
  • 7.
  • Israel's forgotten First Kingdom (884-842 BCE)
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • In the shadow of empire (842-720 BCE)
  • pt. 3.
  • Judah and the making of biblical history
  • 9.
  • The transformation of Judah (c. 930-705 BCE)
  • 10.
  • Between war and survival (705-639 BCE)
  • 11.
  • A great reformation (639-586 BCE)
  • The bible as history?
  • 12.
  • Exile and return (586-c. 440 BCE)
  • 1.
  • Searching for the Patriarchs
  • 2.
  • Did the Exodus happen?
  • 3.
  • The conquest of Canaan
Control code
44509358
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780684869131
Lccn
00057311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)44509358
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Who were the Israelites?
  • 5.
  • Memories of a golden age?
  • pt. 2.
  • The rise and fall of ancient Israel
  • 6.
  • One state, one nation, one people (c. 930-720 BCE)
  • 7.
  • Israel's forgotten First Kingdom (884-842 BCE)
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • In the shadow of empire (842-720 BCE)
  • pt. 3.
  • Judah and the making of biblical history
  • 9.
  • The transformation of Judah (c. 930-705 BCE)
  • 10.
  • Between war and survival (705-639 BCE)
  • 11.
  • A great reformation (639-586 BCE)
  • The bible as history?
  • 12.
  • Exile and return (586-c. 440 BCE)
  • 1.
  • Searching for the Patriarchs
  • 2.
  • Did the Exodus happen?
  • 3.
  • The conquest of Canaan
Control code
44509358
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 385 pages
Isbn
9780684869131
Lccn
00057311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)44509358
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