Bible archaeology: an exploration of the history and culture of early civilizations

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Baker Books, Feb 1, 2006 - Bibles - 288 pages
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Although it's most often associated with the excavation of historical sites, archaeology is more so a quest to recover a better understanding of early civilizations-their language, history, and culture.This comprehensive and accessible guide offers full-color maps, photographs, and diagrams to introduce readers to biblical archaeology. By sharing knowledge and insight into the historical contexts and cultural settings of the biblical narratives, the authors give readers glasses through which they can truly experience the life and work of such godly men as Abraham and Moses, as well as Jesus and his disciples. As a result, readers can achieve a more accurate interpretation of the biblical text and gain a greater understanding of their faith.

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User Review  - MissWoodhouse1816 - LibraryThing

This is one of the best book investments I've ever made. My archaeology class (consisting of archaeologists, religious teachers, and geologists) all agreed that these are the best pictures of these ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Herrin - Christianbook.com

This is a great book. The authors approach the material from a conservative framework, and the photos, charts, and maps compliment the text well. Read full review

Contents

Preface
4
Archaeology and the Bible 9
29
Mesopotamia and the Bible
31
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\John McRay (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is emeritus professor of New Testament and archaeology at Wheaton College Graduate School. He has taught at the college level for more than forty years and is the author of Archaeology and the New Testament and Paul: His Life and Teaching.

Alfred Hoerth is the author of Archeology and the Old Testament and Peoples of the Old Testament. Both authors live in Wheaton, Illinois.