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

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

Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein


during this groundbreaking paintings that units aside truth and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use major archeological discoveries to supply ancient information regarding biblical Israel and its neighbors.

In this iconoclastic and provocative paintings, top students Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on fresh archaeological learn to offer a dramatically revised portrait of historic Israel and its buddies. They argue that an important facts (or a telling loss of proof) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon means that some of the most renowned tales within the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s large empire—reflect the realm of the later authors instead of genuine old proof.

Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the most recent archaeological proof to aid its new imaginative and prescient of historic Israel, The Bible Unearthed bargains a desirable and arguable point of view on while and why the Bible used to be written and why it possesses such nice religious and emotional strength at the present time.

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