In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and. Simcha said: The Bible Unearthed is a rich informative book that manages to In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and. Find out more about The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos.

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There is no evidence of early enslavement in Egypt at the time it was supposed to happen, and no evidence of the conquest of Canaan by the Jews after Moses, And so on. Lists with This Isgael.

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FS have intelligently presented their findings so the reader can do the rest. Finkelstein and Silberman israael themselves written a provocative book that bears the marks of a detective story.

Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! It also coincided with the first spread of literacy. The subject is fascinating. It eloquently expresses the deeply rooted sense of shared origins, experiences, and destiny that every human community needs in order to survive.

He is the co-author, with Neil Silberman, of The Bible Unearthed Free Press, and the author of many field reports and scholarly articles. Finkelstein and Silberman present firm challenges bibel more generally accepted popular notions.

Sign up and get a free eBook! Did Joshua actually invade and conquer Canaan? An archaeological and biblical investigation, the unewrthed visits digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel, including Megiddo, the cradle of biblical archaeology, where 25 strata recording 7, years of history have been excavated. Part of the evidence for this rests on incongruities, like the domesticated camel, which has been in the news lately.


For a born again Atheist, this was priceless Throughout the book, passages from the Hebrew Bible are quoted, usually in entire passages, rather than a few verses here and there.

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He is a contributing editor to Archaeology magazine and the author of The Hidden Scrolls: Published June 11th by Free Press first published He is a leading figure in the archaeology of the Levant and the laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension — Archaeology.

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One of the most interesting things for me was to see how the history of rise and fall of kings was linked retrospectively to their adherence to the single-god doctrine that finally came to be the dominant form of Jewish worship. A nice survey of the current state of archaeology associated with the Tanakh, avoiding both extremes of the current debates.

The Bible Unearthed : Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

Out of Place Traces the life and work of Edward Saidthe Palestinian-born intellectual who wrote widely on history, literature, music, philosophy and politics. The conclusions may prove provocative finkelsgein some but, as an atheist, this book is a wonderful introduction to an awesome literary tradition that can frighten away those without faith unless it is properly understood how, where and why these stories A brilliant book that demonstrates the essentially mythical nature of much of biblical history.

Nonetheless, there are things the world will never know, and many texts do not match the evidence. Finkelstein and Silberman note that most scholars regard the core of Deuteronomy as being the “scroll of the law” in question, and regard it as having been written not long before it was ‘found’, rather than being an ancient missing scroll as characterised in the Bible; [54] Deuteronomy is strikingly similar to early 7th century Assyrian vassal -treaties, in which are set out the rights and obligations of a vassal state in this case Judah to their sovereign in this case, Yahweh.

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Israel Finkelstein is a professor of iarael at Tel Aviv University. Like Jericho, there was no settlement at the time of its supposed conquest by the children of Israel. Thus the book is ideologically driven and controlled. A slab from c. A review of the book by fellow archeologist William G. Stager Limited preview – Sampled it last night.

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Apparently, there has been some controversy about the conclusions of this book, and I’d like to read some of those criticisms to get a more rounded view. In the late 8th century BCE, the Assyrian Empire conquered Israel and deported a minority of its residents elsewhere; it conquered most of Judah, besieged Jerusalem but did not take it.

In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. When it gives a date or a location blble an event and archaeology proves otherwise, then, problems arise.

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The Hebrew Bible and History The boldest and most exhilarating synthesis of the Bible and archaeology in fifty years.

The Bible Unearthed is not an overly challenging read.