On the Reliability of the Old Testament
For more than two hundred years controversy has raged over the reliability of the Old Testament. Questions about the factuality of its colorful stories of heroes, villains, and kings, for example, have led many critics to see the entire Hebrew Bible as little more than pious fiction. In this fascinating new book, noted ancient historian K. A. Kitchen takes strong issue with today's revisionist critics and offers a firm foundation for the historicity of the biblical texts.
In a detailed, comprehensive, and entertaining manner, Kitchen draws on an unprecedented range of historical data from the ancient Near East -- the Bible's own world -- and uses it to soundly reassess both the biblical record and the critics who condemn it. Working back from the latest periods (for which hard evidence is readily available) to the remotest times, Kitchen systematically shows up the many failures of favored arguments against the Bible and marshals pertinent permanent evidence from antiquity's inscriptions and artifacts to demonstrate the basic honesty of the Old Testament writers.
Enhanced with numerous tables, figures, and maps, "On the Reliability of the Old Testament" is a must-read for anyone interested in the question of biblical truth.
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Recommend with some minor qualifications...User Review - Jonathan Becker - Christianbook.com
I recommend this book to both christians and non-christians alike. However, when I do so, I cannot fully endorse everything Kitchen says (how could I? I am not familiar with the primary evidence?). I ... Read full review
Review: On the Reliability of the Old TestamentUser Review - Meir - Christianbook.com
I feel that this book is the authoritative work on the historical accuracy of the Old Testament. There are few errors, and Dr. Kitchen did well keeping his data remarkably neutral, something that many ... Read full review
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