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    DescriptionSince the 1970s, archaeologists have made great strides in recovering the lost world of the Old Testament. Experts understanding of ancient Israel and its neighbours, and Bible tales, have been changed by these discoveries. This book looks at how the Bible came into existence. The authors assert that Abraham, Isaac and jacob never existed, David and Soloman were merely Chieftans and not kings and the Exodus never happened. They claim, through archaeological evidence, that the Bible was created by the people from the southern nation of Judah, in a last ditch attempt to keep their faith alive.


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    Title
    The Bible Unearthed
    Subtitle
    Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Israel Finkelstein, By (author) Neil Asher Silberman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 395
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684869124
    ISBN 10: 0684869128
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    DC21: 220.93
    Illustrations note
    16 b&w photographs, maps, line drawings
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    16 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 Guggenhcim Fellow, a contributing editor to ARCHAELOGY magazine, and was the coordinator of the Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Conference in 1998.