The Archaeology of Israel: Constructing the Past, Interpreting the Present

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Neil Asher Silberman, David B. Small
A&C Black, Mar 1, 1997 - Religion - 350 pages
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This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, as well as the overarching issue of how texts and archaeological knowledge are to be combined in the reconstruction of ancient Israel.
  

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Contents

Foreword
9
Abbreviations
11
List of Figures
13
List of Contributors
15
Introduction
17
ARCHAEOLOGY CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND IDEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE
33
RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES
95
ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND TEMPLE AND RABBINIC PERIODS
165
PEOPLES OF ANCIENT CANAANISRAEL
215
THE BIBLE ISRAELITE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
289
Index of References
342
Index of Authors
345
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About the author (1997)

Neil Asher Silberman is an author specializing in the history and politics of modern archaeology. David Small is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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