The Archaeology of the Bible
For the past 200 years archaeological work has provided new information that allows us to peer into the past and open chapters of human history that have not been read for centuries, or even millennia. The archaeological remains from the...
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For the past 200 years archaeological work has provided new information that allows us to peer into the past and open chapters of human history that have not been read for centuries, or even millennia. The archaeological remains from the Ancient Near East in particular can produce valuable information that improves our understanding of the Bible. In The Archaeology of the Bible James K. Hoffmeier provides the reader with an incisive account of archaeology's role in shaping our understanding of the biblical texts.
Following an overview of archaeological techniques and usage in biblical interpretation, the author takes us through the Old and New Testaments and examines archaeological evidence that underpins certain biblical themes and narratives. Fundamental issues addressed throughout include how archaeological discoveries relate to biblical accounts and the compatibility of using scientific disciplines to prove or disprove a religious book such as the Bible.Interspersed with boxed features that provide more detail on geographical settings, cultural practices and biblical narratives, The Archaeology of the Bible is an ideal introduction to the societies and events of the Ancient Near East and how they affect our interpretation of the Bible.
Dr. James K. Hoffmeier (Ph.D., University of Toronto) teaches archaeology at Trinity International University Divinity School, USA and has extensive field experience as a hands-on archaeologist. He served from 1980 to 1999 as Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at Wheaton College, and was chairman of Wheaton's Department of Biblical, Theological, Religious and Archaeological Studies from 1992 to 1998.
He has authored some groundbreaking books with both archaeological and theological importance such as Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (Oxford University Press), Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford University Press) The Archaeology of the Bible (Lion) and The Immigration Crisis (2009).