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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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Many things in the Bible either differ from archaeology or lack it altogether. Apr 03, Kimberly rated it liked it Shelves: A review of the book by fellow archeologist William G. Memories of a Golden Age?

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Besides the physical data from extensive excavations in Palestine and it seems like there’s not a rock in the region that hasn’t been overturned the examine records from the neighboring countries, parti Authors Finkelstein and Silberman examine the archeological evidence supporting, and the lack of archeological evidence to support, the Old Testament stories of the Patriarchs, the Exodus, the conquest of Canaan, the kingdom of David and Solomon, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their fall.

Some of them did not exist at the time they’re mentioned.

Other editions – View all The Bible Unearthed: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel. Finkelstein’s take on the Bible when comparing it with Archeology of the area, when presented with some proof of the Biblical text he merely looks at the proof and says that the archeological data presented is not in sync with the timeline given with the Bible.

Views Read Edit View history. The Hebrew Bible and History The boldest and most exhilarating synthesis of the Bible and archaeology in fifty years. Camels arrived in region much later than biblical reference”.

The Bible Unearthed

For example, the highlands settlements thought to have been Isaelite indeed are the only in the are lacking pig bones. This is one of those books that sends you scrambling for the Internet and in this case, the Bible to make additional connections and to discover numerous ah-ha moments. Finally, actual finkelsetin applied to biblical archaeology.


In the late 8th century Finkelsteim, 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. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Despite this, most of the book passed in a blur of kings, dates, wars and disinterest. Along with Shakespeare, the Bible is among the most read books in the world today. There were lots of new historical facts I had never considered and discrepancies between the Bible and archeological research that I didn’t know about presented in this book.

The remainder of the book discusses how Judah worked hard on organizing their YHWH-centric religion to survive potential invasions as a way to remain united Did the Patriarchs exist?

For individual consumers home video This title is available online from: 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.

The Exodus story is explained as an explanation of how the people reached their current lands, but the actual events are judged as not fitting against the time, Egyptian span of control, or place names. Mar 19, Susan O rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 14, Erin rated it it was amazing. He is the co-author, with Neil Silberman, of The Bible Unearthed Free Press, and the author of many field reports and scholarly articles. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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

Although the book of Samueland initial parts of the books of Kingsportray SaulDavid and Solomon ruling in succession over a powerful and cosmopolitan united kingdom of Israel and JudahFinkelstein and Silberman regard modern archaeological evidence as showing that this may not be true. What does it tell us today about Abraham, his son, and his grandson? Retrieved 16 February Retrieved from ” https: The Hebrew Bible and History The boldest and most exhilarating synthesis of the Bible and archaeology in fifty finkwlstein.


Despite the subject matter, however, the authors do not appear to have any particular axe to grind and would seem to be more interested in discussi The Bible Unearthed is a rich informative book that manages to deliver a large amount of detail in a highly readable prose that entertains without overwhelming lsrael reader. This episode brings back to life the history of the Israelite nation in Canaan as told in the Bible: The authors manage not to repeat themselves yet stay on the message central to their book: The Kings This episode brings back to life the history of the Israelite nation in Canaan as told in the Bible: Not only is this convenient so the reader does not have to manually search for them in a separate Bible; it is thoughtfully organized and surrounded by commentary.

Archaeology and the Bible. For example, the fortifications of Lachish were heavily strengthened by Hezekiah, [43] but it was besieged, fell, and was then burnt to the ground; according to an illustration on the walls of the Assyrian palace at Ninevahthe Finkkelstein deported the city’s population and religious objects before they burnt it. Archaeological discrepancies exist in the Bible and are worth studying, and gaining different perspectives is what leads to a greater understanding.

I really enjoyed this book. 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. The Exodus The archeological and historical investigation continues in Egypt where, according to the Bible, the descendants of Abraham, including Joseph and Moses, once settled.

Judah and the Making of Biblical History. Also the Jews came from the Canaanites! By BCE, the Assyrians had captured most of Judah, and then they besieged Jerusalem ; the Bible’s coverage of the events leading up to the siege is sparse, briefly listing only a few refortifications of Thw, 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.