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Digging Through the Bible: Understanding Biblical People, Places, and Controversies Through Archaeology

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Many of our religious beliefs are based on faith alone, but archaeology gives the opportunity to find evidence about what really happened in the distant past-evidence that can have a dramatic impact on what and how we believe. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Fruend as he takes readers through digs he has led in the Holy Land, searching for evidence about ke ...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published October 23rd 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Todd Stockslager
Freund's book, while aimed at general readers, digs deeper and broader in and around Biblical archaeology. As such, it may be a disappointment to some readers because it requires more attention, has less of the Holy-Land-travelogue-with-pictures feel that books on Biblical archaeology often have, and doesn't provide simple yes/no answers to the questions surrounding the "Biblical People, Places, and Controversies" promised in the subtitle.

That said, Freund takes the attentive reader through a "c
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Many of our religious beliefs are based upon faith alone, but archaeology gives us the opportunity to find evidence about what really happened in the past-evidence that can have a dramatic impact on what we believe and how we understand the Bible today. Archaeologist and Rabbi Richard Freund takes readers through many of his own excavations in the Holy Land, searching for information about key biblical characters and events.
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