Natalie Banta's Reviews > A History of Ancient Israel: From the Patriarchs Through the Romans

A History of Ancient Israel by Eric H. Cline
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May 09, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

I thought this lecture series was incredibly interesting. Cline had a balanced approach and although he argued that not much in the Bible can be archeologically supported and is most likely exaggerated at best, he pointed to several examples of biblical information that was corroborated with other ancient writings. It was extremely helpful to put the Caananites, the Phoenicians, the Philistines, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Persians, and at last the Romans in context with the Hebrews. I love the audacity of academia in expecting to verify biblical miracles that happened thousands of years ago. Very amusing.
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