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Jonathan Kirsch "Los Angeles Times" A brutally honest assessment of what archaeology can and cannot tell us about the historical accuracy of the Bible...presented with both authority and panache.
ISRAEL FINKELSTEIN is the chairman of the Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He is currently director of the university's excavations in Tel Megiddo, the ancient Armageddon and Israel's most important biblical-archaeological site. NEIL ASHER SILBERMAN is a former Guggenheim Fellow, a contributing editor to ARCHAELOGY magazine, and was the coordinator of the Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Conference in 1998.
Simple and easy for the layman to understand. Confirmed everything about the Jews that I already knew in my heart. Gods chosen people? Yeah right!Published 11 days ago by Mr critical
This anchors the Old Testament in history like no other book I have read and is a lucid read.Published 1 month ago by Peter Marchant
Read this and kiss the Old testament goodbye. Instead of taking the idea that the bible represents fact, this starts from the prmise that the evidence should show us what in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. J. Wight
I agree with Rabbi C L D.d way (p. 58).
From Finkelstein’s comments throughout the interview, it seems that by having “greater sophistication” in reading the Bible he... Read more
I am no expert on archaeology, so can only judge the internal logic, and it doesn't look good. Take for example, the reasons for rejecting an early bronze age date for... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chris Tolworthy
This book takes the results of several centuries of textual investigation of the Bible and matches it with up-to-date results of archaeology. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mac McAleer