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    DescriptionThe Lives of Ordinary People tells the untold story of how the vast majority of Israelites the people who are usually overlooked in "typical" histories of ancient Israel lived during the eighth century b.c.e. William G. Dever applies the latest archaeological evidence and his own considerable expertise to answer the question What was it really like to live in Israel's divided kingdom? Writing as an archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies primarily on archaeological data rather than the Hebrew Bible for his source material. He uncovers and analyzes rich archaeological troves that provide vital clues about how most people lived. Illustrated by photos, maps, charts, site plans, and specially commissioned drawings, Dever's work brings vividly to life a world too long buried beneath dusty texts and stony landscapes.

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    Lifestyles of the Poor and Common
    What the Bible and Archaeology Tell Us About Everyday Life in Ancient Israel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William G. Dever
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802867018
    ISBN 10: 0802867014

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    Libri: I-RY
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    B&T Approval Code: A17603000
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    LC classification: DS112 .D48 2012
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    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    25 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    Susan Ackerman -- Dartmouth College"Bill Dever has done it again -- assembled cutting-edge archaeological data to paint a vibrant picture of the world of ancient Israel. . . . A wonderful resource for students of the Bible and of the biblical world." Ziony Zevit -- American Jewish University"Provides a most competent analysis of the pungently grounded, material world within which flesh-and-blood Israelites lived during the eighth century B.C.E. . . . When not using this book as an anthropological trip to the past, readers may explore it as a market for scintillating ideas in which they will find new food for thought and topics for conversation." Carol Meyers -- Duke University"Dever writes with the acumen of an expert scholar and the verve of an accomplished storyteller. . . . His lucid prose transforms complex interpretive problems into an accessible and engaging discussion enhanced by many well-chosen photos and drawings." Ronald Hendel -- University of California"A wonderful read, spiced with vast archaeological knowledge and spirited polemics." Avraham Faust -- Bar-Ilan University"Dever's detailed and thorough discussion, along with the fact that this book is one of very few works that discuss the most fundamental questions concerning Iron Age Israelite society, will make it essential reading for students and scholars."