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Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000-586 B.C.E. v. 1

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000-586 B.C.E. v. 1

Paperback Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

By (author) Amihai Mazar

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 43mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 030014007X
  • ISBN 13: 9780300140071
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 152,415

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Every year thousands of enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that relate in some way to the places or events depicted in the Bible. Thousands more view artifacts in museums and long to know the full stories behind them. "Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II", is the essential book for all of themIn Ephraim Stern's sequel to "Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume I", by Amihai Mazar, this world-renowned archaeologist who has directed excavations in the Holy Land for many years offers a dramatic look at how archaeological research contributes to our understanding of the connections between history and the stories recounted in the Bible. Stern writes about various artifacts unearthed in recent years and relates them to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods in the Bible. This title is accompanied by photographs and illustrations of rare ancient relics ranging from household pottery to beautifully crafted jewelry and sculpture. His discussions bring the biblical world to life.

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Ephraim Stern, one of the leading archaeologists in Israel, is a professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Over the past forty-five years he has been working in some of the most important excavations in Israel, such as Hazor, Masada, En Gedi, and Beer-Sheba, and served as director of many others, including the major twenty seasons dig at Tel Dor.

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The standard text on biblical archaeology--an award-winning, comprehensive introduction to the subject, from the very beginnings to the divided monarchy and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.