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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Feb 10, Tanja Berg rated it liked it Shelves: The Jerusalem of David and Solomon, according to the archeological evidence, was a small, relatively insignificant mountain town. An archaeological and biblical investigation, the film 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.

In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Sampled it last night. Moses entrusted the conquest of Canaan to Joshua. William Dando, Chairperson, Bible Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers “An honest look at how archaeological evidence is used to replace old theories with new ones about when and why the Bible was written… It takes great skill to convey complex ideas in an exciting way… The archival stills and footage of early archaeologists are excellent and the aerial photography is also quite good.

Archived from the original on 10 October For instance, Hezekiah was the first king of Judah to remove the high places, which were popular places where people worshiped deities other than YHWH.

The Bible Unearthed

The Conquest of Canaan. The final text has elements of Greek epic, Assyrian vassal contract, and Egyptian style.

Whether one believes or disbelieves the premise, this is fascinating stuff for anyone interested in the history of religion. This book was a real eye opener to me. It challenges many of the assumptions developed by the literal religious minds of the uneartthed, opening traditional possibilities to new conclusions.

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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Future of Biblical Israel. By BCE, the Assyrians had captured most of Judah, and then they besieged Jerusalem ; the Bible’s coverage of the events gible up uneqrthed the siege is sparse, briefly listing only a few refortifications of Jerusalem, giving a passing mention to the Siloam tunneland briefly admitting to the loss of most of Judah’s cities, but archaeology gives much more detail.


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Baruch Halpern author of The First Historians: For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations. I picked this up because of my tour guides course and very much enjoyed reading this book. Films from independent producers worldwide. Ze’ev Herzogprofessor of archaeology at Tel Aviv Universitywrote a cover story for Haaretz in in which he reached similar conclusions following the same methodology; Herzog noted also that some of these findings have been accepted by the majority of biblical scholars and archaeologists for years and even decades, even though they have only recently begun to make a dent in the awareness of the general public.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. En ese unearther el trabajo en este libro planteado me parece excelente.

With that being said, it seems that FS jump to conclusions simply from hard-evidence archaeology, not also considering literary devices or words and their meanings. Nov 20, Duntay rated it really liked it Shelves: I just wish I’d discovered it over a decade ago when it was first released. Reading the Bible this way, it is easy to place various parts of the narrative within their historic context such as specific dress and dietary rules rather than having to see them as truths-for-all-time-and-all-people, as the literalists see them.

Approaching the Bible archaeologically has many benefits, notably in understanding the history of the Levant.

Table of contents Contents Prologue: Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page. It eloquently expresses the deeply rooted sense of shared origins, experiences, and destiny that every human community needs in order to survive. This allows Finkelstein and Silberman to overturn many of Keller’s conclusions, and provide definitive answers to many of the core mysteries about the Old Testament. Kings David and Solomon?

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

Puede tener errores, pero para haber sido de memoria, creo que me quedo conforme con lo aprendido en el libro. Who were the original Israelites? Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University and Neil Asher Silberman of the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation in Belgium take on this issue by comparing and contrasting the two side by side to find out why such differences exist.


View all 4 comments. Well fimkelstein make it These were concepts I knew in broad strokes, but were spelled out here both logically and clearly. Judah and the Making of Biblical History. The great buildings of David and Solomon referred to in the Bible do not date from the eras at which those kings probably lived, but from periods of Assyrian occupation. Much like we have today in the King James version of and the now New King James Version, many fijkelstein the words in the KJV are antiquated and hard to understand therefore needed updating.

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They of course wrote within the context of their own times, and with an eye to enhancing the prestige of their legendary heroes. It is in this truth, not in the myths of the past, that the real value of the Bible is evident. The sudden collapse of the Assyrian Empire in the last decades of the 7th century BCE offered an opportunity for Josiah to expand Judah’s territory into the former kingdom of Israel, abandoned by the Assyrians.

He is a leading figure in the archaeology of the Levant and the laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension — Archaeology. The subject is fascinating. Sign up and get a free eBook!

Why did the authors of this account as recorded in Genesis tell their tale in this way? Dawn breaks on the land of Canaan. 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.

This is one of those books that sends you scrambling for the In For anyone even remotely interested in biblical history and archaeology, this is a must-read. 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.

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