31 of 41 people found the following review helpful
A breath of fresh air,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel (Hardcover)
This is a stunning book. In clear language, neatly organized and carefully explained, the authors analyze the first few books of the Bible and put them through a rigorous scientific filter. Using the latest historical and archaeological data available, they truly "unearth" the facts behind one of the world's most influential documents. In a world castigated by religious extremism, this book is proof positive that the truth can indeed set you free. Far from being a confrontational work, this is a book for those who want to know who the ancient people of Israel and Judah truly were, how they lived, when and why they wrote such an important and awe-inspiring opus. The tone is earnest and thoroughly professional. The authors stride boldly forth and maintain a refreshing honesty that kept me glued like a cat to a fishbowl. Bravo. My faith in human nature has been reinforced. One wishes there were more books like this one, shedding light upon the darkness of ignorance.