Biblical archaeology: a very short introduction 9780195342635, 0195342631

Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers

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Biblical archaeology: a very short introduction
 9780195342635, 0195342631

Table of contents :
List of illustrations --
Introduction --
Part 1: Evolution Of The Discipline --
1: Nineteenth century: the earliest explorers --
2: Before the Great War: from theology to stratigraphy --
3: Interwar period: square holes in round tells --
4: After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism --
5: Beyond the Six-Day War: new surveys and strategies --
6: 1990s and beyond: from nihilism to the present --
Part 2: Archaeology And The Bible --
7: From Noah and the Flood to Joshua and the Israelites --
8: From David and Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar and the neo-Babylonians --
9: From the silver amulet scrolls to the Dead Sea scrolls --
10: From Herod the Great to Jesus of Nazareth --
11: From the Galilee boat to the Megiddo Prison mosaic --
12: Fabulous finds or fantastic forgeries? --
Epilogue --
References --
Further reading --
Index.

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