The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel

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By (author) Israel Finkelstein, By (author) Neil Asher Silberman

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  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Format: Hardback | 395 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 239mm x 30mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 16 July 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0684869128
  • ISBN 13: 9780684869124
  • Illustrations note: 16 b&w photographs, maps, line drawings

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Since 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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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.