The Archaeology of Ancient Israel

Author: Amnon Ben-Tor
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300059199
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this illustrated book, some of Israel's foremost archaeologists present a survey of early life in the land of the Bible, from the Neolithic era (eighth millenium BC) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BC. Each chapter covers a particular era and includes a bibliography.

Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond

Author: Assaf Yasur-Landau
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004206256
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this volume, the theoretical and methodological approaches of household archaeology are applied to the rich data set of Bronze and Iron Age Israel, providing an innovative construct for interpreting material culture and inciting new avenues for future research.

The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel

Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book William Dever addresses the question that must guide every good historian of ancient Israel: What was life really like in those days? Writing as an expert archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies on archaeological data, over and above the Hebrew Bible, for primary source material. He focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the eighth century B.C.E. - not kings, priests, or prophets - people who left behind rich troves of archaeological information but who are practically invisible in "typical" histories of ancient Israel. --from publisher description.

Rethinking Israel

Author: Oded Lipschitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781575067872
Format: PDF
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"Israel Finkelstein is perhaps the best-known Israeli archaeologist in the world [...] His work has greatly changed the face of archaeological and historical research of the biblical period. His unique ability to see the comprehensive big picture and formulate a broad framework has inspired countless scholars to reexamine long-established paradigms. His trail-blazing work covering every period from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age through the Hasmonean period, while sometimes controversial, has led to a creative new approach that connects archaeology with history, the social sciences, and the natural and life sciences [...] This volume, dedicated to Professor Finkelstein's accomplishments and contributions, features 36 articles written by his colleagues, friends, and students in honor of his decades of scholarship and leadership in the field of biblical archaeology"--back cover.

Beyond the Texts

Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: SBL Press
ISBN: 0884142175
Format: PDF, ePub
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A handbook for biblical scholars and historians of the Ancient Near East William G. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it was—not as the biblical writers argue it should have been. Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a nontheological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers. Features A new approach to the history of ancient Israel Extensive bibliography More than eighty maps and illustrations

Did God Have a Wife

Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828521
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This richly illustrated, non-technical reconstruction of "folk religion" in ancient Israel is based largely on recent archaeological evidence, but also incorporates biblical texts where possible.

Studying the Ancient Israelites

Author: Victor H. Matthews
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801031974
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers readers a concise introduction to the tools and data available for investigating the world of ancient Israel.

The History of Ancient Israel

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780222777
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitve guide to the history of ancient Israel. The History of Ancient Israel covers the epic story of Jewish civilisation from its beginnings to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Temple in AD 70. It deals with Israel's relations with the great empires which shaped its development and with the changing internal structure of the Jewish state, drawing both on excavation and the Hebrew Bible.

The Archaeology of Israel

Author: Neil Asher Silberman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850756507
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume represents an overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. With contributions from leading scholars of archaeology in ancient Israel, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, and issues relating to combining texts and archaeology in the reconstruction of ancient Israel.