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Besides the physical data from extensive excavations in Palestine and it seems like there’s not a rock in the region that hasn’t been overturned the examine records from the neighboring countries, particularly Egypt and Assyria, to fit the Biblical stories into the history of the region.

It also coincided with the first spread of literacy. Visual aid put aside, the book is not perfect, as no book is, especially in including other important approaches to biblical texts coupled with archaeological evidence or lack thereof. David and Solomon are portrayed as tribal chieftains sans the great empires and wealth but still of note.

Mar 09, Russell Ince rated it it was amazing. Feb 10, Tanja Berg rated it liked it Shelves: Algunos cosas descritas sucedieron realmente, pero otras no.

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I double-dare them to read. Whose interests was it meant to further? Even with the lack of certain important aspects such as the literary approach and linguistic meanings that served as functions apart from archaeology, The Bible Unearthed is thorough research that surely will enrich any reader’s mind. Each period in Israel’s history is treated in turn and compared with what we know from other sources: Now my nightstand looks very, err, ecclesiastical.

The challenge of understanding which is which, or when and why it was written is pretty well insurmountable with the helping hand of modern archaeology, but a damned nightmare without it. I picked this up because of my tour guides course and very much enjoyed reading this book.


Following it’s emergence, kings were deemed good or bad based on their enforcement of strict laws, particularly around a monotheistic, YWHE-est worship. Yet thanks to archaeology’s astonishing finds, we now know that most of these stories are myths. Dec 29, Lyn Elliott rated it it was amazing Shelves: The time of great civilizations and great kings was destroyed by the Bronze Age Collapse and left huge mounds where cities once stood — and no one of Iron Age II knew why.

The authors’ hypothesis of the Biblical account’s origins and motives is separate from this overwhelming amount of data pointing to the Bible as largely historical fiction. Archaeology says that Judah has evidence of polytheism for centuries prior to Hezekiah; FS argue that Judah implemented this to tighten control and develop a united nation once Israel in the north fell subject to Assyria. There is no evidence to suggest that a mass exodus of Hebrew slaves two million strong piled into Canaan one day as it would have come as quite a surprise to the string of Egyptian army fortifications already in the country at the time.

Now, with David and Solomon, they do nothing less than help us to understand the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization. In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.

Well let’s make it The Bible Unearthed Israel Finkelstein In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.

The authors manage not to repeat themselves yet stay on the message central to their book: Paperbackpages.


These were concepts I knew in broad strokes, but were spelled out here both logically and clearly. The Jewish people did in fact engage in polytheism throughout their history,desenterradx, etc. View all 5 comments. See 1 question about The Bible Unearthed….

Geschichte des Judentums: Die Aktenlage / History of Jewry: The evidence by the records

I wonder how many fundamentalists dare to read this great?! Me renueva de ganas de seguir leyendo la Biblia, ahora con nuevos ojos. Btw, I just got bible unearthed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Produced in a literary world unlike our own, it’s not strictly history and not strictly fiction.

I’ve been a fan for some years of Werner Keller’s The Bible as Historyand it still has a lot of good material on the archaeology of the Desenterrasa. Want to Read saving…. Basically it says that there is no archaeological evidence to support the Biblical story of the birth of the Jewish faith–which, of course, knocks the pins out from under Christianity and Islam as well, since all three great world religions essentially look to the Old Testament and believe in the same God.

Around years later the Finelstein Empire collapsed, King Josiah of Judah decided to expand into the former kingdom of Israel, and needed an ideological-theological justification for this; it was at his court that the Deuteronomist decided to prevent the falsification of history dewenterrada the detriment of Judah’s interests, and assembled old stories about patriarchs, chiefs and kings into the more-or-less coherent narrative that we now know as the Hebrew Bible.