Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible
"At last, a book on the basics of Palestinian archaeology! John Currid's much-needed text fills a significant gap in the currently available literature in the field. This is an excellent introduction that will be of great assistance to the beginning...
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"At last, a book on the basics of Palestinian archaeology! John Currid's much-needed text fills a significant gap in the currently available literature in the field. This is an excellent introduction that will be of great assistance to the beginning student as well as to the interested layperson." - Bryant Wood.
"Currid's volume is a useful introduction to archaeology--its history, vocabulary, and methods--for the beginner. The systematic unveiling of these themes provides a 'stratigraphy' for study that many students and lay persons will find fascinating. In addition, the short bibliographies add substance to the work, allowing readers to take the additional step of further study. Such aids to first-time student excavators have often taken the form of xeroxed handouts. Currid has provided them with an easy reference work that they can read on the plane to Israel and pull out during the excavation to explain what is happening around them."--Victor H. Matthews, Southwest Missouri State University "At last, a book on the basics of Palestinian archaeology! John Currid's much-needed text fills a significant gap in the currently available literature in the field. Archaeology in the Land of the Bible is an excellent introduction that will be of great assistance to the beginning student as well as to the interested layperson."--Bryant G. Wood, Associates for Biblical Research "Professor Currid has written an excellent manual for the history and practice of archaeological excavation in the Middle East, systematically outlined with considerable bibliographical documentation. I recommend the work as supplementary reading for courses requiring a knowledge of the history and methodology of ancient Near Eastern archaeology. I plan to use it as a supplementary text in my classes, both on the introductory and advanced levels."--John McRay, Wheaton College Graduate School "In this brief study, Currid sketches the birth and development of archaeological method and answers many of the basic questions having to do with field work. The book should be a 'must read' for anyone interested in volunteering to participate on a dig in Palestine. The bibliographies concluding each chapter will greatly help the reader who wishes to know more."--Alfred J. Hoerth
A popular introduction to archaeology and the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel.
Dr. John Currid (Ph.D., Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Charlotte campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary. A graduate in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, he has extensive archaeological field experience. He was the Director of the Agricultural Project at Tel Halif, Israel; Field Archaeologist of the UNESCO Project at the excavation of Carthage, Tunisia; and staff archaeologist at Tell el-Hesi and Bethsaida, both in Israel.
He has written Genesis vols 1 and 2; Exodus vols 1 and 2; Leviticus and Numbers (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series), and serves as editor for that series. He has also written two books in the discipline of archaeology Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible (Bakerbooks) and Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament (Bakerbooks), and has recently published another book about suffering Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Christian Focus Publications).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Illustrations<br>preface<br>abbreviations<br>what In The World Is Archaeology?<br>so You Want To Be An Archaeologist<br>mind Of A Mound: How A Tell Is Formed<br>archaeologists Live By Site (survey)<br>why Dig There? The Ins And Outs Of Site Identification<br>in The Beginning: How To Excavate A Tell <br>petrie, Pottery, And Potsherds<br>building Buildings<br>finding Small Finds<br>archaeology In Use: The Recovery Of Bethsaida