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It’s worth picking up Ancient Israel: More hopeful archaeology from the previous 30 years was driven significantly by those unearhed accepted the historic date range of B.

Visual aid put aside, the book is not perfect, as no book is, especially in including other important approaches to biblical texts coupled with archaeological evidence or lack thereof. Following it’s emergence, kings were deemed good or bad based on their enforcement of strict laws, particularly around a monotheistic, YWHE-est worship.

Shishak known as Sheshonq in Egypt invaded Israel.

IBSS – The Bible – The Bible Unearthed

Many refugees flooded into Judah which then developed complex state institutions. The descendants of Ishmael Gen. The only other time finkelsteln town is mentioned is in Joshua Jerusalem was just a modest village at the time of David. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There is no evidence of early enslavement in Fimkelstein at the time it was supposed to happen, and no evidence of the conquest of Canaan by the Jews after Moses, And so on. For example, a story from the 18th century AD would not talk about computers, atomic power, or unearthhed because they were not invented yet.


No axes to grind to be found here, but if you’re a Literalist, this probably isn’t for you. I’ve been a fan for some years of Werner Keller’s The Bible as Historyand it still has a lot of good material on the archaeology of the Bible. Feb 14, Erin rated it it was amazing.

Alternative Theories of the Israelite Conquest.

Back to the book. Before this time they lived beyond Israel’s interest. Did David and Solomon Exist? It also shows how some of the oldest stories both explained the various peoples in the region and established the superiority of the Israelites e. Finkelstein and Silberman do not doubt the historicity of David or Solomon, but they do doubt the exaggerated claims about David and Solomon.

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. Books by Israel Finkelstein. If you are interested in a thought provoking book based on archeological evidence then I would gives this a read. The authors discuss the archaeological explorations in the Holy Land, and what has and hasn’t been discovered.


Israel Finkelstein is a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University. Btw, I just got bible unearthed. If there were no big empire, if there were no monuments, if there was no magnificent capital, what WAS the nature of David’s realm? A slab from c.

There is a shift from earlier tent camps to villages to rectangular pillared houses. Archaeology shows that they could not be, because there is no record of them where and when there should be.

Thus the book is ideologically driven and controlled. Finkelstein and Silberman speculate, “It is possible that the later Judahite author, biboe his history almost a hundred years later, romantically and patriotically ascribed the ruins of the biblr structures finkekstein by Jeroboam to the golden age of Solomon?

That understanding leads to a sobering thought. There were two or three versions of the same story. In it, we would set out what we believed to be the compelling archaeological and historical evidence for a new understanding of the rise of ancient Israel and the emergence of its sacred historical texts. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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