Biblical archaeology : a very short introduction /

"Archaeologist Cline discusses the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline and what first prompted explorers to go in search of sites that would 'prove' the Bible. He surveys some of the sites, including Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem. Separate chapters...

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Main Author: Cline, Eric H.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2009.
Series:Very short introductions ; 217.
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Table of Contents:
  • Nineteenth century : the earliest explorers
  • Before the Great War : from theology to stratigraphy
  • Interwar period : square holes in round tells
  • After 1948 : biblical veracity and nationalism
  • Beyond the Six-Day War : new surveys and strategies
  • 1990s and beyond : from nihilism to the present
  • From Noah and the Flood to Joshua and the Israelites
  • From David and Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar and the neo-Babylonians
  • From the silver amulet scrolls to the Dead Sea scrolls
  • From Herod the Great to Jesus of Nazareth
  • From the Galilee boat to the Megiddo Prison mosaic
  • Fabulous finds or fantastic forgeries?