Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Eric H. Cline

By Eric H. Cline

Public curiosity in biblical archaeology is at an all-time excessive, as tv documentaries pull in hundreds of thousands of audience to monitor exhibits at the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called misplaced Tomb of Jesus. very important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made almost each year--during 2007 and 2008 by myself researchers introduced not less than seven significant discoveries in Israel, 5 of them in or close to Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology deals a passport into this attention-grabbing realm, the place old faith and glossy technological know-how meet, and the place tomorrow's discovery may well solution a riddle that has lasted 1000 years.

Archaeologist Eric H. Cline the following deals an entire review of this interesting box. He discusses the early pioneers, equivalent to Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a self-discipline, and the main controversies that first triggered explorers to head looking for items and websites that may "prove" the Bible. He then surveys the most recognized biblical archaeologists, together with Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the websites which are crucial assets of data for biblical archaeology, equivalent to Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and a few of an important discoveries which have been made, together with the lifeless Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel Dan Stele. next chapters research extra archaeological unearths that shed extra gentle at the Hebrew Bible and New testomony, the difficulty of strength frauds and forgeries, together with the James Ossuary and the Jehoash capsule, and destiny customers of the field.

Biblical Archaeology: a truly brief Introduction captures the feel of pleasure and significance that surrounds not just the previous heritage of the sector but additionally the current and the longer term, with attention-grabbing new discoveries made each season.

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