Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

By Eric H. Cline

Public curiosity in biblical archaeology is at an all-time excessive, as tv documentaries pull in hundreds of thousands of audience to monitor indicates at the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called misplaced Tomb of Jesus. very important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made almost each year--during 2007 and 2008 by myself researchers introduced not less than seven significant discoveries in Israel, 5 of them in or close to Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology deals a passport into this interesting realm, the place historical faith and sleek technological know-how meet, and the place tomorrow's discovery could solution a riddle that has lasted 1000 years.
Archaeologist Eric H. Cline the following deals a whole evaluation of this intriguing box. He discusses the early pioneers, akin to Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a self-discipline, and the most important controversies that first brought on explorers to move looking for items and websites that will "prove" the Bible. He then surveys one of the most famous biblical archaeologists, together with Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the websites which are crucial assets of information for biblical archaeology, akin to Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and a few of an important discoveries which have been made, together with the useless Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel Dan Stele. next chapters research extra archaeological reveals that shed additional mild at the Hebrew Bible and New testomony, the difficulty of capability frauds and forgeries, together with the James Ossuary and the Jehoash capsule, and destiny clients of the field.
Biblical Archaeology: a truly brief Introduction captures the experience of pleasure and value that surrounds not just the earlier historical past of the sphere but in addition the current and the long run, with interesting new discoveries made every season.

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