In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and. Simcha said: The Bible Unearthed is a rich informative book that manages to In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and. Find out more about The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos.
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Archaeology suggests that Josiah was initially successful, extending his territory northwards towards Bethela cult-centre of the kingdom of Israel;  however he then rode out inearthed meet the Egyptian Pharaoh— Necho —at Meggido.
It is in this truth, not in the myths of the past, that the real value of the Bible is evident. Did they really exist? Although the book is a little out of date, as it was written inthe evidence presented is pretty plausible stuff if one can slog through chapters based on the settlement patterns of Iron Age bedouins and their village layouts or read pages on pottery sherds at different strata.
Israel Finkelstein is a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv Ierael. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors.
What part did the sudden emergence in the Levant of the Peoples of the Sea play in the birth of the Israelite nation? Apparently, there has been some controversy about the conclusions of this book, and I’d like to read some of those criticisms to get a more rounded view. The Bible Unearthed is a rich informative book that manages to deliver a large amount of detail in a highly readable prose that entertains without overwhelming the reader.
The Bible Unearthed : Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
What role will the antagonism between these two ‘friendly’ kingdoms play in the writing of the Bible? View all 5 comments.
Dec 29, Uunearthed Elliott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. That understanding leads to a sobering thought. If there are so many contradictions, then why do people continue to read it?
With the strong and continuous saga of historical reminders, one can see how Israel today maintains such unity and success. Simon and SchusterMar 6, – Religion – pages.
The investigation now turns to the people who put the biblical texts down on paper. The new king, Egypt’s vassal ruler, undid Josiah’s changes, restoring the former shrines and returning the country once again to religious pluralism.
The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
It also shows how some of the oldest stories both explained tue various peoples in the region and established the superiority of the Israelites e. For anyone even remotely interested in biblical history and archaeology, this is a must-read.
He is a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine and the author of The Hidden Scrolls: I don’t understand how a subject so fascinating could be so boring! Silberman is also an archaeologist and a historian. Apr 09, Billy rated it really liked it.
Description In the past three decades, archaeologists have made great strides in recovering the lost world of the Old Testament. Kirkpatrick No preview available – Lot’s daughters as the roots to Moam and Ammon; Jacob and Esau establishing the legitimization of Israel as having bestowed the birthright. Israel Finkelstein finkelsgein Tel Aviv University and Neil Asher Silberman of the Ename Center for Public Archaeology finkelsteib Heritage Presentation in Belgium take on this issue by comparing and contrasting the two side sirael side to find out why such differences exist.
Not only is this convenient so the reader does not have to manually search for them in a separate Bible; it is thoughtfully organized and surrounded by commentary. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait finkelsten ancient Israel and its neighbors.
Retrieved 16 February The first “pillar” of what was to become Judaism. This four-part series thus does something which has never been done before.
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Finkelstein and Silberman present firm challenges to more generally accepted popular notions. Ze’ev Herzogprofessor of archaeology at Tel Aviv Universitywrote a cover story for Haaretz in in which he reached similar conclusions following the same methodology; Herzog noted also that some of these findings have been accepted by the majority of biblical scholars and unearthee for years and even decades, even though they have only recently begun to make a dent in the awareness of the general public.
When reading the Bible, you’re not engaging in an activity ‘normal people’ do with their ‘normal books. Mar 12, Caslon rated it it was amazing. The methodology applied by the authors is historical criticism with an emphasis on archaeology.
He is a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine and the author of The Hidden Scrolls: The remainder of the book discusses how Judah worked hard on organizing their YHWH-centric religion to survive potential invasions as a way to remain united For example, the fortifications of Lachish were heavily strengthened by Hezekiah,  but it was besieged, fell, and was then burnt to the ground; according to an illustration on the walls of the Assyrian palace at Ninevahthe Assyrians deported the city’s population and religious objects before they burnt it.
What about the intrinsic meaning of the name YHWH? Their collaboration is full of diagrams and maps, and draws in a variety of threads: The Bible Unearthed Trade Paperback