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Unveiling the Kings of Israel

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Unearth the history of the small nation of Israel - the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile - once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record, and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Master Books (first published June 1st 2011)
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Margaret Chind
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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In the beginning of February, I told you about an awesome book from Answers in Genesis that made me really want to get this one too! Unwrapping the PharaohsIf you missed that review, make sure to check back and read about Unwrapping the Pharaohs  (review) as well. Many years now, I have slowly been collecting books for our studies. After all, I have known that I wanted to teach Classical
We have been using the history curriculum titled Mystery of History and when I saw that I could review Unveiling the Kings of Israel I had to jump on it, as I knew with it being a Master Books/New Leaf Publishing book that it would be a great go-along with our studies. Starting in Genesis with Chapter 1 “Mankind’s Ancestor’s” and going through Chapter 20 “King of Kings” the book spans the time from the Flood till our Lord came as the ultimate King in Bethlehem.

Between the covers of this book is
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Unveiling the Kings of Israel is a hefty book published by Master Books and authored by David Downs. I was somewhat disappointed for a number of reasons. The book is a long retelling of Biblical events beginning with Abraham, Noah, Saul, David and spanning to Daniel, the Israeli exile, and finally ends with Christ. Interspersed, are details of Biblical Archaeological find in Israel, Iran, Egypt etc. I believed this book would focus more on archaeology than it did. There are indeed many interesti ...more
Vera Godley
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
My thoughts: This is not a major archeological treatise on the land of Israel nor is it a book revealing the character of the Israeli kings. It does not appear to be intended for the scholarly community interested in detailed archeological digs or retrieved treasures. It seems to be a beautiful presentation of quality paper and pictures showing locales and archeological finds that survive to this day in the area where the Israelites began and where they journeyed and lived. It follows chronologi ...more
Jimmy Reagan
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Here's an enjoyable book for the whole family. It's "Unveiling The Kings Of Israel" by David Down and published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. A sharp looking hardback volume, this book, lavishly illustrated, grabbed my eye as I took it out of the package. It lived up to my first impressions. You sense a passion for Bible sites, Bible history, Bible chronology, and finally, Bible truth. The subtitle, "Revealing The Bible's Archaeological History" gives you a clue about ...more
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is a stunning book on fascinating archeology in the Holy Land! You will travel through the land from Abraham till Yeshua. The Appendix has information that will help bring to life the importance of various archeological finds for both you and your children..
I was more than pleased when this book arrived! The cover is beautiful, the pages are clean and bright with clear and exciting pictures! That was my first assessment as the book was then in the hands of my children until they had gone th
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Unveiling the Kings of Israel by David Down is a resource that takes you through the Old Testament and some of the New revealing the Bible's historical accuracy according to archaeological finds. Downs reveals that because of the inaccurate dating of traditional archeology sometimes people think that the events in the Bible are fictitious. Downs shows that once the dating has been revised according to the Bible all of the evidence is there to support it. With beautiful, colorful photographs grac ...more
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Unveiling the Kings of Israel is a book that matches events in the Bible with archaeological finding all over the world. Have you ever wondered where Beth Shimesh was? Or if it even existed? If so this is the book for you, over 175 pages filled with beautiful pictures and information all meticulously compiled.

I was a bit surprised when I picked it up because I thought that it would focus more on a Biblical timeline compared the Egyptian one, and why we should trust the Biblical one. And don't ge
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
We Christians have read the stories all our lives. The Great Flood, the crossing of the Red Sea, the Battle of Jericho, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. But how do we know that these accounts from the Bible are true? Is there any evidence that these things really happened? Unveiling the Kings of Israel is a new release from Master Books that reveals archaeological evidence to support the historical record of the Bible. Field archaeologist David Down has written a fascinating volume that sh ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I was younger, I loved reading through the Old Testament because I found it very rich in archaeological history. Imagine the surprise I receive upon receiving an opportunity to review “Unveiling the Kings of Israel” took me on a very happy trip to the times of the Bible side by side with Scriptural accounts and archaeological evidence. It features twenty chapters that are rich in text and photographs that illustrate certain settings. Each chapter also starts with an introduction that provid ...more
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to review this book. I am always interested in discovering how Bible and archeology chronologies match and the proof that I can either show or tell people when I want to help people believe in the Bible.

The most interesting part of this book is the idea that chronologies of Egypt and Israel are off. Up to 600 years! If those times periods are adjusted to the Bible chronology then everything lines up perfectly and the Bible is proven as fact. This book doesn’t describe how the chro
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Having taken only one archaeological course in college, I'm not very knowledgeable about the digging up part of the field but I have taken quite a few anthropology courses that utilize the information `dug' up by archaeologists. I did find it to be quite refreshing that Down doesn't automatically subject readers to evolutionist theories. His book presents Biblical records in accord with historical records to show that the Bible is accurate. Taking the above mentioned courses at secular colleges, ...more
The historical realiability of the Bible is being challenged by secular archaelogists claiming there is no eveidence to support many of the Bible passages.
Correctly interpreted however, the historic records of Egypt show amazing consistency with the Bible.
Through maps, current photographs and significant research, David Downs is able to provide the reader with evidence for many of the historic stories in Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, 11 Kings, Daniel, Esther and more!
Amazing organization, this breat
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
My least favorite book in the curriculum, but overall a very nice history curriculum that I would recommend/
Alethea Hartwell
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great book wonderful info!
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A fact-filled book on archaeological proofs of the Bible.
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