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The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel
Using the most updated field research and biblical studies, this first comprehensive history of the Northern Kingdom deals with the archaeology and history of northern Israel from the late Bronze Age until the Northern Kingdom's fall in 720 BCE and beyond.
Paperback, 197 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by Society of Biblical Literature
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May 16, 2016 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
According to the archaeological evidence, there never was a 'united monarchy' of Israel. Rather 2 highland polities evolved separately in the hill country of Canaan, and the larger and richer one was the northern kingdom of Israel, which was eventually destroyed by the Assyrians in the 8th century BCE. Like his book on the Bible, Finkelstein combines the latest Biblical textual exegesis with the best archaeological techniques - and a dose of common sense - to try and get to the bottom of what ...more
Israel Finkelstein is a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He is a leading figure in the archaeology of the Levant and the laureate of the 2005 Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension -- Archaeology. Finkelstein served for many years as the Director of the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University and is the co-Director of the Megiddo Expedition. He is the co-author, with Neil ...moreMore about Israel Finkelstein...