The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts By Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman
On this groundbreaking work that units aside truth and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use important archeological discoveries to supply historic details about biblical Israel and its neighbors.
On this iconoclastic and provocative work, main students Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on latest archaeological analysis to current a dramatically revised portrait of historical Israel and its neighbors. They argue that essential proof (or a telling lack of proof) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon means that many of the most well-known tales in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s huge empire—mirror the world of the later authors somewhat than precise historic info.
Difficult the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the newest archaeological proof to help its new imaginative and prescient of historical Israel, The Bible Unearthed affords a captivating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such nice non secular and emotional energy in the present day.