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Jul 10, Paul Brandel rated it it was amazing. I specifically wanted a book goes over everything regarding the origins of its sacred texts with relation to political, social, economic, and religious developments throughout history.

I really enjoyed this book. It was seen as the work of later writers. The book remarks that, despite modern archaeological investigations and the meticulous ancient Egyptian records from the period of Ramesses IIthere is an obvious lack of any archaeological evidence for the migration of a band of semitic people across the Sinai Peninsula[16] except for the Hyksos. The Conquest of Canaan.

The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

Haran was prosperous during the Neo-Assyrian period. The search for the patriarchs was unsuccessful. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The children of Israel also stopped at Ezion-geber on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, but there is no Late Bronze Age occupation. Fortunately, the book does not achieve its goal: The patriarchal narratives attempt to redefine the unity of Israel. Hezekiah and, later, Josiah.

Buy the selected items together This item: Yes, there’s a lot to relearn but the bottom line is that, even if the Patriarchs, the Exodus, and the vast Davidic empire didn’t happen, and I picked this up because of my tour guides course and very much enjoyed reading this book.

Puede tener errores, pero para haber sido de memoria, creo que me quedo conforme con lo aprendido en el libro. All these topics are addressed, and settled in a very convincing way. In specific historical terms, we now know that the Bible’s epic saga first emerged as a response to the pressures, difficulties, challenges and hopes faced by the tiny kingdom of Judah in the decades before its destruction and the even tinier Temple community in Jerusalem’ in the period after the exile in Babylon.


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.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. With Josiah’s death Egypt became suzerain over Judah.

Me renueva de ganas de seguir leyendo la Biblia, ahora con nuevos ojos. The kingdom Edom did not exist before the late 8th century BC. Although the book of Samueland initial parts of the books of Kingsportray SaulDavid and Solomon ruling in succession over a powerful and cosmopolitan united kingdom of Israel and JudahFinkelstein and Silberman regard modern archaeological evidence as showing that this may not be true.

For more details see The Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus. It is suggested that the stories of Jacob and Laban metaphorically express the stormy relationship between Aram and Israel.

Authors Finkelstein and Silberman examine the archeological evidence supporting, and the lack of archeological evidence to support, the Old Testament stories of the Patriarchs, the Exodus, the conquest of Canaan, the kingdom of David and Solomon, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their fall. Archaeology instead shows that in the time of Solomon, the northern kingdom of Israel was quite small, too poor to be able to pay for a vast army, and with too little bureaucracy to be able to administer a kingdom, certainly not an empire; [25] it only emerged later, around the beginning of the 9th century BCE, in the time of Omri.

The goals FS have in mind seem to be to expose the archaeological and historical discrepancies in texts of the Hebrew Bible, which explains how the texts became the political stronghold of Judah once their northern neighbor Israel fell to Assyria.

The authors wrote in the Acknowledgements section of this book, “Almost eight years ago Retrieved 30 January As for the destruction of Bethel, Lachish, Hazor, and other Canaanite cities, evidence from other parts of the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean suggests that the destroyers were not necessarily Israelites.


Why was the Bible written? This book was a real eye opener to me. The authors discuss the archaeological explorations in the Holy Land, and what has and hasn’t been discovered. Goshen comes from Geshem which is a dynastic name in the Qedarite Arab royal finkestein that came to the delta in the 6th century. Despite the subject matter, however, the authors do not appear to have any particular axe to grind and would seem to be more interested in discussi The Bible Unearthed is a rich informative book that manages to deliver a large amount of detail in a highly readable prose that entertains without overwhelming the reader.

In the summer of at Tel Dan a fragmentary black basalt monument was found with the inscription of “House of David.

There were explanations of place names. Following it’s emergence, kings were deemed good or bad based on their enforcement of strict laws, fiknelstein around a monotheistic, YWHE-est worship. The capitals of the Assyrian empire are mentioned, Nineveh 7th century and Calah its predecessor Gen. The Hapiru who are mentioned in the letters is probably a derogatory label from which the word Hebrew originated. Feb 14, Erin rated it it was amazing.

Silberman is also an archaeologist bibke a historian. Finkelstein and Silberman state, “There is no archaeological evidence whatsoever that this situation of north and south grew out of an earlier political unity–particularly one centered in the south” p. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Did the Exodus really happen? Who Wrote the Bible? In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors.