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A Test Of Time: Volume One-The Bible-From Myth to History

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A Test of Time presents the most remarkable understanding of the Bible since archaeologists first began to recover the wonders of ancient times.
Egyptologist and ancient historian David Rohl has made a discovery which challenges the modern view of Old Testament history.
Rohl reveals the true historical setting of the biblical epics, providing astonishing archaeological evide
Paperback, 608 pages
Published April 5th 2001 by Arrow (first published 1995)
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Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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A brave challenge to the established order of history that has taken serious fire from mainstream scholars. I admit to having done only a very little work this particular aspect of ancient history (chronology is like the third rail of history, touch it and die, although more from boredom and minutiae than from anything shocking), but the evidence that Rohl sets out to support his position for realigning the chronology of half the ancient world is solid enough to be intriguing. Only time will tel ...more
David Sarkies
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Historians and Archeologists
Shelves: history
A challenge to established academia
2 June 2014

I have always wondered how the historians actually work out the chronologies of some historical periods when the evidence that we have at hand is incredibly scarce. At least in the post Roman European world we have a consistent dating system that allows us to track historical progress (as well as a lot more dated primary sources) but the further back in time we go the less reliable the documents, and the more difficult it becomes to actually date ev
David Boyce
This book was an interesting read. In a nutshell it showed how much greater synthesis between archaeology and scripture can be found by adjusting our certainty on the dates for which events occurred. Rohl looks at the Egyptian chronology of kings and highlights a fuzzy period of a couple of hundred years that, he says, allows us to move the dates of ancient history by a couple of hundred years. In doing so he goes on, following his new chronology, to point out that many of the people and events ...more
Mendy Newman
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Biblical History is proved accurate by a researcher brave enough to re-examine the Conventional Egyptian timeline. Excellent book! I recommend it to all serious students of Old Testament History.
Apryl Anderson
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rohl made a subject that could easily have been deadly dull come to life. I don't give a rip about proper scientific methods of archaelogy, so he was wise to intersperse the facts with tales of treasure troves and mystery. My interest in reading this is the correlation between man, his civilizations and his art, and Rohl didn't disappoint. I was also surprised to see that so much Biblical history is being uncovered. I'm more interested in knowing God than the stuff man leaves behind, but it's pr ...more
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ground Breaking and provocative. It led me to pl;aces I did not consider. Compulsory reading.
Nov 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
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This book is from a pathetic miserable author whose self-esteem is so low that he engages in spamming my books here and on Amazon as a revengeful tactic instead of reading and commenting on them; something which I did to one of his books.
Read more here about David Rohl, The Scavenger:
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I have the good fortune to have seen the television series which accompanied this book. The idea underlying it is extremely interesting. The critics of the idea that the normal Egyptian chronology might be wrong state that all of the arguments don't have much merit. The ideas in this book are interesting and challenging and worthy of consideration.
If you can find the TV series, Pharaohs and Kings (it is on All4 in the UK) watch it. I think that David Rohl works better with the visual medium and
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