Archaeology and Bible History

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Zondervan, 1992 - Religion - 314 pages
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Joseph P. Free's Archaeology and Bible History, first published in 1950, served well an entire generation of pastors, Sunday school teachers, laypersons, and college students by summarizing the history of the Bible and shedding light on biblical events through archaeological discoveries. The author demonstrated how such data helps us understand the Bible and confirm its historical accuracy. At times he also dealt with issues of biblical interpretation and criticism, always from a historically orthodox position. When the book was withdrawn from circulation in 1976 after the fourteenth printing, many hoped for the day when it would be revised and updated. That task has now been undertaken by one of Dr. Free's former students and a biblical archaeologist in his own right, Dr. Howard Vos. He has brought the archaeological and historical material up to date and has modified earlier archaeological interpretations where necessary. The bibliography has been almost totally replaced.

  

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I found this one at The Barbican in York. Having read Boyd's Pictorial Guide to Biblical Archaeology, I was pleased to find that this was more of the same arranged slightly differently. Joseph Free ... Read full review

Contents

Maps and Illustrations
7
Bible Archaeology Bible History and Buried Cities
13
Creation Fall Promise of
21
Cain and Abel Flood
35
Abraham1s Early Life in Canaan Genesis 1220
45
Abraham Isaac and Jacob Genesis 2137
59
Joseph in Egypt Genesis 3750
69
Moses in Egypt Exodus 112
77
Solomons Reign 1 Kings 111 2 Chronicles 19
139
The Divided Kingdom 1 Kings 1222 2 Chronicles
149
The Northern and Southern Kingdoms Israel
159
The End of the Northern Kingdom c 75O722 B C
165
Hezekiah Manasseh Amon
173
The Exile c 6O5536 B C 2 Kings 25 Jeremiah Daniel
193
Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem Ezra Nehemiah
209
Palestine Under Syria the Maccabees and
225

Out of Egypt Exodus 1240
85
Mount Sinai and the Wilderness Leviticus Numbers
97
The Conquest of Canaan Joshua
107
The Period of the Judges Judges
117
Eli Samuel
123
Davids Reign 2 Samuel 1 Chronicles 1129
131
The Life and Ministry of Christ Matthew Mark Luke
241
The Beginning of die Church Acts 112
259
The Development of the Early Church Pauls Later
283
Bibliography
297
Index
311
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About the author (1992)

The late Joseph P. Free was chairman of the department of archaeology at Wheaton College, and later, professor of archaeology and history at Bemidji State College in Minnesota. He did extensive excavations of the city of Dothan and published numerous articles on issues of archaeology.

Howard F. Vos is Emeritus Professor of History and Archaeology at The King's College, Tuxedo, NY. He has his Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary and the Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has authored more than 20 books.

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