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From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible

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Eric H. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made him a favorite with readers and students alike, he lays out each mystery, evaluates all available evidence—from established fact to arguable assumption to far-fetched leap of faith—and proposes an explanation that reconciles Scripture, science, and history.

Numerous amateur archaeologists have sought some trace of NoahÕs Ark to meet only with failure. But, though no serious scholar would undertake such a literal search, many agree that the Flood was no myth but the cultural memory of a real, catastrophic inundation, retold and reshaped over countless generations. Likewise, some experts suggest that JoshuaÕs storied victory at Jericho is the distant echo of an earthquake instead of IsraelÕs sacred trumpets—a fascinating, geologically plausible theory that remains unproven despite the best efforts of scientific research.

Cline places these and other Biblical stories in solid archaeological and historical context, debunks more than a few lunatic-fringe fantasies, and reserves judgment on ideas that cannot yet be confirmed or denied. Along the way, our most informed understanding of ancient Israel comes alive with dramatic but accurate detail in this groundbreaking, engrossing, entertaining book by one of the rising stars in the field.

Synopsis:

Cline examines some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible, and, in the process, narrates the history of ancient Israel. Combining rigorous research with an accessible style, he proposes explanations that reconcile Scripture, science, and history.

About the Author

Eric H. Cline holds degrees in classical archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, and ancient history, and currently serves as chair of the Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University. A prolific researcher and the prize-winning author of seven books, including The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age, which won a Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award for "Best Popular Book on Archaeology" and was a Main Selection of the Natural Science Book Club. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426200847
Author:
Cline, Eric H
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Cline, Eric H.
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Subject:
Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 BLACK and WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS 3 MAPS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.22x6.36x.88 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Cline examines some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible, and, in the process, narrates the history of ancient Israel. Combining rigorous research with an accessible style, he proposes explanations that reconcile Scripture, science, and history.
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