On the Reliability of the Old Testament
Kitchen draws on a range of historical data from the ancient Near East - the Bible's own world - and uses it to 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.
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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
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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