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    DescriptionThe exciting field of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible - and no one has done more to popularise this vast store of knowledge than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, who revealed what we now know about when and why the Bible was first written in THE BIBLE UNEARTHED. Now, with DAVID AND SOLOMON, they do nothing less than help us to understand the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization. David and his son Solomon are famous in the Bible for their warrior prowess, legendary loves, wisdom, poetry, conquests, and ambitious building programmes. Yet thanks to archaeology's astonishing finds, we now know that most of these stories are myths. Finkelstein and Silberman show us that the historical David was a bandit leader in a tiny back-water called Jerusalem, and how - through wars, conquests and epic tragedies like the exile of the Jews in the centuries before Christ and the later Roman conquest - David and his successor were reshaped into mighty kings and even messiahs, symbols of hope to Jews and Christians alike in times of strife and despair and models for the great kings of Europe.A landmark work of research and lucid scholarship by two brilliant luminaries, DAVID AND SOLOMON recasts the very genesis of western history in a whole new light.


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    Title
    David and Solomon
    Subtitle
    In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of Western Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Israel Finkelstein, By (author) Neil Asher Silberman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743243636
    ISBN 10: 0743243633
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 200
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: BL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Approval Code: A13250000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-RF
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    B&T Approval Code: A17603000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBOTGEN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, REL033000
    DC22: 222.067
    BISAC region code: 2.1.9.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19, QRVC, NK, QRAX, NHTB, QRA
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PGJ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    17 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Israel Finkelstein is one of the world's foremost biblical archaeologists, the Chairman of the Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, and the Director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. Neil Asher Silberman, a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine, is Director of Interpretation for the Ename Centre of Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation in Belgium.
    Review quote
    "A brutally honest assessment of what archaeology can and cannot tell us about the historical accuracy of the Bible, presented with both authority and panache." -- Jonathan Kirsch, "Los Angeles Times"