Who were the Early Israelites and Where did they come from?

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William B. Eerdmans #ad - Who were the Early Israelites and Where did they come from? #ad - In who were the early israelites and where did they come From? William Dever explores the continuing controversies regarding the true nature of ancient Israel and presents the archaeological evidence for assessing the accuracy of the well-known biblical narratives. For centuries the western tradition has traced its beginnings back to ancient Israel, but recently some historians and archaeologists have questioned the reality of Israel as it is described in biblical literature.

Used book in Good Condition. This book addresses one of the most timely and urgent topics in archaeology and biblical studies - the origins of early Israel.

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Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah

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SBL Press #ad - Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a nontheological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers.

Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah #ad - Features a new approach to the history of ancient Israel Extensive bibliography More than eighty maps and illustrations. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it was, not as the biblical writers argue it should have been.

A handbook for biblical scholars and historians of the ancient Near East William G.

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What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?: What Archeology Can Tell Us About the Reality of Ancient Israel

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Eerdmans #ad - Leading this assault is a group of scholars described as the "minimalist" or "revisionist" school of biblical studies, which charges that the Hebrew Bible is largely pious fiction, that its writers and editors invented "ancient Israel" as a piece of late Jewish propaganda in the Hellenistic era. In this fascinating book noted Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G.

For centuries the Hebrew Bible has been the fountainhead of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Assembling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Dever builds the clearest, most complete picture yet of the real Israel that existed during the Iron Age of ancient Palestine 1200–600 B. C. Dever's exceptional reconstruction of this key period points up the minimalists' abuse of archaeology and reveals the weakness of their revisionist histories.

What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?: What Archeology Can Tell Us About the Reality of Ancient Israel #ad - Today, however, the entire biblical tradition, including its historical veracity, is being challenged. Dever attacks the minimalist position head-on, showing how modern archaeology brilliantly illuminates both life in ancient Palestine and the sacred scriptures as we have them today. Dever shows that ancient Israel, far from being an "invention, " is a reality to be discovered.

Equally important, his recovery of a reliable core history of ancient Israel provides a firm foundation from which to appreciate the aesthetic value and lofty moral aspirations of the Hebrew Bible.

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What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?: What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the Reality of Ancient Israel

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Eerdmans Pub Co #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In this book noted Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G. Assembling a wealth of archaeological evidence, most, Dever builds the clearest, complete case yet for the existence of a real Israel during the Iron Age of ancient Palestine 1200-600 B. C. Dever attacks the minimalist position head-on, showing how modern archaeology brilliantly illuminates both life in ancient Palestine and the sacred scriptures as we have them today.

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

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Free Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. A radical new theory about the origins of the Old Testament challenges traditional notions about ancient Israel, such as the power of David and Solomon and the historicity of the Exodus story. 50, 000 first printing. First serial, Talk magazine.

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

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Touchstone #ad - They argue that crucial evidence or a telling lack of evidence at digs in israel, joshua’s conquest of Canaan, Egypt, the Exodus from Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts.

Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. 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. 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.

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Who Wrote the Bible?

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Simon & Schuster #ad - According to tradition, the worldwide flood, Moses was divinely directed to write down foundational events in the history of the world: the creation of humans, the laws as they were handed down at Mt. Used book in Good Condition. However, these stories—and their frequent discrepancies—provoke questions: why does the first chapter in genesis say that man and woman were made in god’s image, while another records no less than one hundred? And why do some stories reflect the history of southern Judah, while the second says that woman was made from man’s rib? Why does one account of the flood say it lasted forty days, political alliances, Richard Friedman’s Who Wrote the Bible? joins a host of modern scholars who show that the Pentateuch was written by at least four distinct voices—separated by borders, while others seem sourced from northern Israel? Originally published in 1987, and particular moments in history—then connected by brilliant editors.

Sinai, and the cycle of Israel’s enslavement and liberation from Egypt. Rather than cast doubt onto the legitimacy of the Bible, Friedman uses these divergent accounts to illuminate a text that was written by real people. A much anticipated reissue of who wrote the bible?—the contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking and perceptive guide” that identifies the individual writers of the Pentateuch and explains what they can teach us about the origins of the Bible.

Who Wrote the Bible? #ad - For thousands of years, the prophet Moses was regarded as the sole author of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch. Friedman’s seminal and bestselling text is a comprehensive and authoritative answer to the question: just who exactly wrote the Bible? Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Exodus

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HarperOne #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth. Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make bible scholarship accessible to readers, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus.

The implications, he writes, are monumental. Millions read it, retell it, and celebrate it. But did it happen?biblical scholars, archaeologists, literary scholars, Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians, and filmmakers are drawn to it. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history.

The Exodus #ad - Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account. Like a detective on an intricate case no one has yet solved, pioneering Bible scholar and bestselling author of Who Wrote the Bible? Richard Elliott Friedman cuts through the noise — the serious studies and the wild theories — merging new findings with new insight.

From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, he brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus — the history behind the story. The exodus has become a core tradition of Western civilization. We learn that it became the starting-point of the formation of monotheism, Christianity, the defining concept of Judaism, and Islam.

Moreover, we learn that it precipitated the foundational ethic of loving one’s neighbors — including strangers — as oneself.

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A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC Blackwell History of the Ancient World

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - 3000–323 bc presents a comprehensive overview of the multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, accessible discussions of key texts and sources, including 12 color photos features a new chapter addressing governance and continuity in the region during the Persian Empire Offers in-depth, social, and cultural developments in the ancient Near East Updated features include new “Key Debate” boxes at the end of each chapter to engage students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues; a comprehensive timeline of events; and 46 new illustrations, and includes a richer selection of supplementary materials Addresses the wide variety of political, including the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh Used book in Good Condition.

A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC Blackwell History of the Ancient World #ad - . Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition of A History of the Ancient Near East ca. Used book in Good Condition. Wiley-Blackwell. Used book in Good Condition.

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A History of Ancient Egypt

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. Wiley-Blackwell. An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt’s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt Places Egypt’s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience Used book in Good Condition.

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The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: When Archaeology and the Bible Intersect

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Eerdmans #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Wiley-Blackwell. He uncovers and analyzes rich archaeological troves that provide vital clues about how most people lived. Illustrated by photos, site plans, charts, maps, and specially commissioned drawings, Dever's work brings vividly to life a world too long buried beneath dusty texts and stony landscapes.

The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: When Archaeology and the Bible Intersect #ad - Wiley-Blackwell. The 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. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. 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.

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