Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands : The Rise and Fall of Biblical Archaeology

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Before the 1970s, biblical archaeology was the dominant research paradigm for those excavating the history of Palestine. Today most people prefer to speak of Syro/Palestinian archaeology. This is not just a normal shift but reflects a major theoretical and methodological change. It has even been labelled a revolution. In the popular mind, however, biblical archaeology is still alive and well. In Shifting Sands, Thomas W. Davis charts the evolution and the demise of the discipline. Biblical archaeology, he writes, was an attempt to ground the historical witness of the Bible in demonstrable historical more

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  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195167104
  • 9780195167108
  • 1,024,256

About Thomas W. Davis

Thomas W. Davis is Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute. He has more than twenty-five years of archaeological experience, having excavated in Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt, and the United more

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balanced, informed and readable...a very good read. * Theology *show more

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