The Letter and the Scroll: What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible

The Letter and the Scroll: What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible


By (author) Stephen G. Hyslop, By (author) Robin Currie

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 279mm x 28mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 20 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA
  • ISBN 10: 1426205147
  • ISBN 13: 9781426205149
  • Illustrations note: 249 colour photographs, 15 maps
  • Sales rank: 990,593

Product description

The Bible is the most influential book ever written. The way we study and approach the Bible has been radically transformed by many major archaeological finds over the past 100 years. In the mid-20th century, the discovery of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" alone has deepened our understanding of the Biblical world, its people, and their beliefs and other evidence and manuscripts continue to be uncovered. Each of these discoveries provides a fuller historical context for evaluating the Biblical narrative and the way these stories we written and handed down. In this new book, "The Letter and the Scroll", the story of modern archaeology's most important discoveries is laid out for the reader in rich detail. Find out what we know about the "Exodus" or David's kingdom, the way the "Hebrew Bible" was put together and transmitted, the beliefs of 1st century A.D. Jews, or the fierce debates between 2nd and 3rd century Christians.

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Author information

Stephen Hyslop is an author and editor who has written several books on American and world history including "Eyewitness to the Civil War" and "National Geographic Almanac of World History." Robin Currie has written for a wide range of publications and publishers, mostly on historical topics.