Bible Unearthed Paperback

Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel

by Israel Finkelstein; Neil Asher Silberman;

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Bible Unearthed

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For the first time, the true history of ancient Israel as revealed through recent archaeological discoveries-and a controversial new take on when, why and how the Bible was written. In the past three decades, archaeologists have made great strides in recovering the lost world of the Old Testament. Dozens of digs in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon have changed experts' understanding of ancient Israel and its neighbours- as well as their vision of the Bible's greatest tales. Yet until now, the public has remained almost entirely unaware of these discoveries which help separate legend from historical truth. Here, at last, two of archaeology's leading scholars shed new light on how the Bible came into existence. They assert, for example, that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob never existed, that David and Solomon were not great kings but obscure chieftains and that the Exodus never happened. They offer instead a new historical truth: the Bible was created by the people of the small, southern nation of Judah in a heroic last-ditch attempt to keep their faith alive after the demise of the larger, wealthier nation of Israel to the north.It is in this truth, not in the myths of the past, that the real value of the Bible is evident.

Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein; Neil Asher Silberman was published by Simon & Schuster Ltd in June 2002 and is our 39730th best seller. The ISBN for Bible Unearthed is 9780684869131.

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Details for Bible Unearthed

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSimon & Schuster Ltd (June 2002)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages400
Thickness25 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code1217623
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