Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation

Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation


Edited by John R. Bartlett

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 201mm x 14mm | 308g
  • Publication date: 13 February 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415141141
  • ISBN 13: 9780415141147
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 27 line figures, 7 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,641,792

Product description

The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.

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Review quote

"The helpful bibliographies, numerous plans and photographs, and affordable price make this already worthy book even more appealing.."-Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 9.4 (1998)

Table of contents

What has Archaeology to do with the Bible - or Vice Versa? John R. Bartlett, Archaeology and the Emergence of Early Israel William G. Dever, Kuntillet 'Ajrud and the History of Israelite Religion Andrew D.H. Mayes, The Archaeology of Qumran John R. Bartlett, The Temple Mount of Herod the Great: Recent Excavations and Literary Sources Brian Lalor, The Archaeology of Palestine and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Sean V. Freyne, On the Pilgrim's Way to the Holy City of Jerusalem: the Basilica of Dor Claudine Dauphin