Archaeology and the Old Testament
This richly illustrated book gives visual context to the study of the people, customs, and history of the Old Testament world. Over 250 illustrations.
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Baker Academic
(first published June 1998)
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Apr 22, 2008 Dan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dan by: Assigned Reading For Biblical Archaeology Course
This is probably THE best book on Old Testament Archaeology in print. It debunks a lot of the false or outdated information found in Halley's Bible Handbook, and presents a plethora of new information and discoveries. It also honestly deals with textual difficulties, scribal glosses, etc.; which many biblical scholars tend to ignore in order not to confuse people or erode their confidence in Scripture. Every explanation given by Dr. Hoerth adequately explains the textual difficulties presented a...more
This book gives a great overview of the Ancient Near East and ties the archaeology of the area into events of the Old Testament. I enjoyed the book a great deal and gained a lot of insight into the cultural climate of Old Testament times.