Archaeology and the Biblical Record (Paperback)
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Archaeology and the Biblical Record (Paperback)

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Paperback 110 Pages / Published: 18/07/2012
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In the 6th century BCE, Jerusalem and Judea were destroyed by the Babylonians. This traumatic event created the need to construct and articulate a comprehensive past that would give meaningful context to the identity of the Israelites. New modes of communal organization and worship during this period formed the foundation of Second Temple Jerusalem and early Christianity. Readers will be able to revisit familiar Bible stories and reach a better understanding of these events through the lens of modern archaeology. Archaeology and the Biblical Record challenges traditional views of the scripture while respecting the religious sensitivities of the reader. This bold text invites both Jewish and Christian biblical scholars to rethink basic assumptions and reformulate their instructional methods. Accessible and concise, this fresh look at Bible history is written for teachers, members of the clergy, and general readers, providing answers to the many historical dilemmas confronted in the course of studying the Bible. Please visit www.factorfictionthebible.com for more information.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761858355
Number of pages: 110
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 11 mm


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[This book] offers general readers a new and empirically based look at the relationship between archaeology and the Hebrew Bible. Written in clear and accessible language, it engages the reader in a new conversation about a very important subject. -- J. Sochen, professor emerita, Northeastern Illinois University
[Their] inspired analysis . . . is based upon data obtained from modern archaeological research. . . . With evident affection and respect, the authors' critical evaluation of what really happened is a fresh, exciting, new way to study the Bible. -- Alfred Sofer, M.D. JTS trustee, professor emerita, Chicago Medical School, Maimonides scholar
[The Alperts'] expertise is drawn from many years of working and guiding in archeological excavations in Israel. . . . [This book] provides answers as well as the eternal questions with which we must wrestle. -- Betsy Dolgin Katz Ph.D
The authors' clear, authoritative, and respectful discussion is in itself a gift. The final chapter, `Educational Perspectives,' begins the important effort of addressing how religious, Biblical, and historical education needs to be reshaped for the twenty-first-century student, appropriately adjusting curriculum at all levels to the realities that modern archeology reveals.... Bernard Alpert and Fran Alpert provide masterful portraits and understandings of the human condition; they set down guidelines for moral and effective human interaction; and they etch the birth struggles of a civilization. * Jewish Book Council *

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