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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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For centuries the Hebrew Bible has been the fountainhead of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Today, however, the entire biblical tradition, including its historical veracity, is being challenged. 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.<P>In this fascinating book noted Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G. 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. Assembling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Dever builds the clearest, most complete yet of the "real Israel that existed during the Iron Age of ancient Palestine (1200-600 B.C.).<P>Dever's exceptional reconstruction of this key period points up the minimalists' abuse of archaeology and reveals the weakness of their revisionist histories. 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.

Table of Contents

The Bible as history, literature, and theology — The current school of revisionists and their nonhistories of ancient Israel — What archaeology is and what it can contribute to biblical studies — Getting at the "History behind the history": What convergences between texts and artifacts tell us about Israelite origins and the rise of the state — Daily life in Israel in the time of the divided monarchy — What is left of the history of ancient Israel, and why should it matter to anyone anymore?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802821263
Author:
Dever, William G.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Author:
William G. Dever
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Biblical Studies - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Subject:
Religion Western-General and Comparative Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Archaeology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
108-52
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
313
Dimensions:
9.22x6.36x.75 in. 1.03 lbs.

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