The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology'S New Vision Of Ancient Israel And The Origin Of Its Sacred Texts
- Publish Date: 2002-06-11
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Neil Asher Silberman;Israel Finkelstein
In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.
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. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Biblethe wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshuas conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomons vast empirereflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts.
Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.