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A History of Ancient Israel and Judah
Discusses the history of Israel during Old Testament times and examines economic and political factors.
Hardcover, 523 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Westminster John Knox Press
(first published May 1st 1986)
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May 16, 2016 Jonathan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A readable and comprehensive history of both the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and the 'United Monarchy' under Saul, David and Solomon, based on Biblical, epigraphic and archaeological sources. The authors, both professors at Emory U., are careful not to go beyond the proven, and where there are conflicts, anachronisms or problems with the source material, they point them out. The latest theories and trends in Biblical Archaeology are brought into play, even though Miller and Hayes occas ...more
Maybe if I was more of a Biblical scholar...or a scholar at all, I would have enjoyed this book more. The fact that I am not made the chapters relating biblical events to the archeology of the region too long and detailed for my taste.