Archaeology of the Bible

The Greatest Discoveries from Genesis to the Roman Era

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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217048

Category: RELIGION

Page: 350

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From ancient holy sites, to buried relics and treasures, National Geographic uncovers the history and the archaeological discoveries from Scripture and the biblical world. Richly illustrated and written from an objective and nondenominational perspective, author Jean-Pierre Isbouts uses the latest scientific and archaeological discoveries to place biblical stories in the framework of human history. Chapters, beginning with the dawn of human civilization and ending with present day and the future of archaeology, chronicle hundreds of sites and artifacts found in Sumer, Babylon, the Second Temple, along the route of the Exodus, and in many other regions across the Middle East. Timelines bridge hundreds of years and several empires, maps give readers a visual sense of location, while hundreds of photos and illustrations of rare artifacts and ancient places add to the visual splendor. lt concludes with details of what remains to be found and the evolving dynamic of biblical faith in an increasingly scientific world in which archaeologists make daily breakthroughs.

Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology

A Book by Book Guide to Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible

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Author: J. Randall Price,H. Wayne House

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310527643

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, theological, and apologetic studies. Illustrated with full-color photos, charts, and maps, this handbook provides readers with a wealth of information that complements and supplements the historical context of the Bible. The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section is an annotated bibliography of important biblical archaeological reports, books, and journal articles for further study. The rest of the handbook is devoted to a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text, including a section on the intertestamental period. A rich array of visual images including photos of excavations sites, coins, maps, artifacts, and historic structures allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Bible. This monumental work gives readers the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historical places while remaining in the comfort of their own home.

Bible Archaeology

An Exploration of the History and Culture of Early Civilizations

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Author: Alfred Hoerth,John McRay

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857216977

Category:

Page: 288

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This full-colour volume offers an overview of the history and findings of biblical archaeology. Written by Alfred Hoerth, former director of archaeology at Wheaton College, and John McRay, emeritus professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Wheaton, it draws together the archaeological research into the principal sites in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Persia, Anatolia, Greece and Italy. Hoerth and McRay explore the histories, cultures and social forces of these early civilizations, using full-colour maps, photographs and diagrams to walk you through the various archaeological digs. This volume enables the reader to place the biblical narratives firmly in their historical context and cultural setting. The authoritative but accessible text brings familiar Bible characters brilliantly to life.

National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible

Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211597

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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The author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World presents a family guide to the Bible that, told through exquisite art and artifacts, tells the stories of Biblical characters and highlights their greater meaning for mankind.

The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible

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Author: Joseph M. Holden

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736944850

Category: Religion

Page: 417

View: 8749

From two leading Christian apologists, here is a fascinating survey of the most important Old and New Testament archaeological discoveries through the ages. Biblical archaeology has always stirred excitement among believers and curiosity among unbelievers. The evidence dug up with a spade can speak volumes--and serve as a powerful testimony of the reliability of Scripture. Norm Geisler and Joe Holden have put together an impressive array of finds that confirm the biblical peoples and events of ages past. In a user-friendly format written in popular style, they... examine the latest finds and explain their significance include dozens of photographs provide an instructive chart of artifacts (along with fast facts) sample a variety of finds--papyri, inscriptions, scrolls, ossuaries, and more If readers are looking for just one book to cover this topic both concisely and comprehensively, this is it!

Jesus and Archaeology

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Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848802

Category: Religion

Page: 740

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Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. To touch a two-thousand-year-old pot held by a Jew who lived in a small village frequented by Jesus can bring us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus. Jesus and Archaeology contains the revised and edited lectures that leading archaeologists and biblical scholars presented at a gathering in Jerusalem to celebrate the new millennium. Many contributors came directly from their excavations in places like Bethsaida, Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem to share their discoveries and insights, focusing on the question In what ways do new archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus from Nazareth? Readers of Jesus and Archaeology will gain many new insights into the life and times of this fascinating Galilean J ew. Contributors: Paul N. Anderson Rami Arav Dan Bahat Richard A. Batey Avraham Biran Brian J. Capper James H. Charlesworth Bruce Chilton James D. G. Dunn J. K. Elliott Esther Eshel Craig A. Evans Sean Freyne Yizhar Hirschfeld William Klassen John S. Kloppenborg Achim Lichtenberger Frédéric Manns John Painter Michele Piccirillo, O.F.M. Bargil Pixner, O.S.B. Emile Puech John Reumann Peter Richardson Henry W. M. Rietz Daniel R. Schwartz Benedict Thomas Viviano, O.P. Urban C. von Wahlde John W. Welch Jürgen Zangenberg Joseph E. Zias

Archaeology and Bible History

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Author: Joseph P. Free,Howard Frederic Vos

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310479611

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Joseph P. Free's Archaeology and Bible History, first published in 1950, served well an entire generation of pastors, Sunday school teachers, laypersons, and college students by summarizing the history of the Bible and shedding light on biblical events through archaeological discoveries. The author demonstrated how such data helps us understand the Bible and confirm its historical accuracy. At times he also dealt with issues of biblical interpretation and criticism, always from a historically orthodox position. When the book was withdrawn from circulation in 1976 after the fourteenth printing, many hoped for the day when it would be revised and updated. That task has now been undertaken by one of Dr. Free's former students and a biblical archaeologist in his own right, Dr. Howard Vos. He has brought the archaeological and historical material up to date and has modified earlier archaeological interpretations where necessary. The bibliography has been almost totally replaced.

The Story of Christianity

A Chronicle of Christian Civilization from Ancient Rome to Today

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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213875

Category: History

Page: 367

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Focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its development as a global movement.

In the Footsteps of Jesus

A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity

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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621913X

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 368

View: 818

Featuring the latest archaeological and historical discoveries, this guide illustrates the people and events that shaped the life of Jesus, from his birth in Bethlehem to his death in Jerusalem.

The World of the Bible

Biblical Stories and the Archaeology Behind Them

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Author: Jill Rubalcaba

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426328818

Category: Archaeology

Page: 128

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"Have you ever wondered about the real location of the Garden of Eden? Or how Moses could have parted the Red Sea? Well, archaeologists have wondered, too, and they have some ideas. Journey to the ancient world through lovely retellings of popular bible stories paired with classical art. Explore fascinating archaeological discoveries that illuminate how or where these stories might have occurred and what they tell us about life at that time."--Page 4 of cover.

The Bible and Archaeology

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Author: Matthieu Richelle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619709119

Category: Archaeology

Page: 128

View: 710

This book is a brief, popular (but informed and up-to-date) introduction to the relationship between the Bible and archaeology. Material culture (i.e., artifacts) and the biblical text illuminate each other in various ways, but many of us find it difficult to reach a nuanced understanding of how this process works and how archaeological discoveries should be interpreted. This book provides an irenic and balanced perspective on these issues, showing how texts and artifacts are in a fascinating "dialogue" with one another that sheds light on the meaning and importance of both. What emerges is a rich and complex picture that enlivens our understanding of the Bible's message, increases our appreciation for the historical and cultural contexts in which it was written, and helps us be realistic about the limits of our knowledge.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods, 732-332 BCE

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Author: Ephraim Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300140576

Category: Religion

Page: 666

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Every year thousands of enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that relate in some way to the places or events depicted in the Bible. Thousands more view artifacts in museums and long to know the full stories behind them. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II, is the essential book for all of them In Ephraim Stern's sequel to Archaeology of the Land of the Bible," Volume I, by Amihai Mazar, this world-renowned archaeologist who has directed excavations in the Holy Land for many years offers a dramatic look at how archaeological research contributes to our understanding of the connections between history and the stories recounted in the Bible. Stern writes about various artifacts unearthed in recent years and relates them to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods in the Bible. Accompanied by photographs and illustrations of rare ancient relics ranging from household pottery to beautifully crafted jewelry and sculpture. His discussions bring the biblical world to life.

Biblical Archaeology: Second Edition

An Introduction with Recent Discoveries That Support the Reliability of the Bible

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Author: David Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983978364

Category:

Page: 458

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Full Color Second Edition. Each year archaeologists discover many new finds at sites throughout the lands of the Bible, but few of them make the news headlines. Revisionist scholars often seek to undermine and downplay the relevance of many of the discoveries, believing that Sodom never existed, the Exodus never happened, Jericho never fell to the Israelites, and David was never a great king. This work challenges the minimalist views by bringing together many of the new discoveries from the last 20 years highlighting the recent finds that are relevant to the claims of the Bible. Experienced archaeologist David Graves has assembled a helpful collection of discoveries that will take you on a journey to: * Confirm the historicity of the biblical events and people of the past * Explore the full range of new archaeological discoveries, from pottery, inscriptions, seals, ossuaries, through to coins, manuscripts, and other artifacts * Present a short history of archaeology, outlining its characteristics and role in Christian apologetics * Lay out the limitations of archaeology and its methodological fallacies * Explain the meticulous method of excavation * Explore the significance of manuscripts for the transmission of the Bible * Navigate the maze of arguments between the minimalists and maximalists controversy This insightful book will: * Illustrate archaeological finds with more than 140 pertinent color photographs * Provide numerous detailed maps, carefully crafted charts and tables of previous discoveries * Include helpful breakout panes, dealing with "Quotes from Antiquity," and "Moments in History" * Include a glossary defining technical archaeological terms * Provide extensive footnotes and bibliography for future study This invaluable resource provides an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible illustrated from archaeology. This is an accessible resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about archaeology and the Bible, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.

Etched in Stone

Archeological Discoveries That Prove the Bible

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Author: Lisette Bassett-Brody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944229795

Category: History

Page: 272

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Etched in Stone: Archeological Discoveries that Prove the Bible is a quick, easy guide to archeological proofs to bolster one's faith and encourage believers of all ages. Etched in Stone showcases more than 60 archeological discoveries that prove the Bible is historically accurate and that Christianity is much more than just blind faith. Now you can have something tangible to show that the Israelites really did have to make bricks without straw, there really was a city called Nazareth, Nebuchadnezzar wasn't just a made-up king, Pontius Pilate did rule at the time of Christ, and much more. Etched in Stone offers the reader a clear, concise summary of the biblical events surrounding each artifact. Maps at the back show where in the world the artifact was discovered letting you know the stories of the Bible are neither fictional nor allegorical.

Jesus

An Illustrated Life

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Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Two thousand years after his death, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of history's most influential and fascinating figures. Isbouts brings readers into Jesus' life journey on a deeply human level, narrating his experiences from his earliest years to his mission travels in lower Galilee to his final days in the Garden of Gethsemane. You'll discover the seminal moments and intense spiritual dimensions of the life of Jesus in a stunning visual celebration.

The Cities That Built the Bible

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Author: Dr. Robert Cargill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062366750

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these cities are far more than just the setting for the Bible and its characters—they were instrumental to the creation of the Bible as we know it today. Robert Cargill, Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such as the History Channel series Bible Secrets Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical history, and personal journey as he explores these cities and their role in the creation of the Bible. He reveals surprising facts such as what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus and how Mary’s Virgin Birth caused problems for the early church. We’ll also see how the God of the Old Testament was influenced by other deities, that there were numerous non-biblical books written about Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and how far more books were left out of the Bible than were let in during the messy, political canonization process. The Cities That Built the Bible is a magnificent tour through fourteen cities: the Phoenicia cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. Along the way, Cargill includes photos of artifacts, dig sites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching journey from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. An exciting adventure through time, The Cities That Built the Bible is a fresh, fascinating exploration that sheds new light on the Bible.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

10,000-586 B.C.E.

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Author: Amihai Mazar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300140071

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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Step-by-step, era-by-era, Mazar shows what each major archaeological discovery has to say about the mysterious stories of the Bible--from the beginnings of recorded of human habitation to the tumultuous period of the divided monarchy of Israel and Judah.

The Gospel According to Mark

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Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

Did God Have a Wife?

Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel

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Author: William G. Dever

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828521

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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This richly illustrated, non-technical reconstruction of "folk religion" in ancient Israel is based largely on recent archaeological evidence, but also incorporates biblical texts where possible.