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The authors’ hypothesis of the Biblical account’s origins and motives is separate from this overwhelming amount of data pointing to the Bible as largely historical fiction. Archaeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman have put their heads together to provide the common man a survey of recent findings on the historicity of the Old Testament.

With that being said, it seems that FS jump to conclusions simply from hard-evidence archaeology, not also considering literary devices or words and their meanings. However, he does not believe the first 5 books of the Bible The Torah were written by Moses, but were written bublia a scribe in around the seventh century B.

Refresh and try again. It also shows how some of the oldest stories biblix explained the various peoples in the region and established the superiority of the Israelites e. Algunos cosas descritas sucedieron realmente, pero otras no. Written for an audience not already versed in biblical history or scholarship, it presents the biblical version of events and then attempts to address the level of accuracy——which differs throughout——with the help desenyerrada archaeological findings.

Were Solomon and David great kings who ruled a powerful and united Kingdom of Israel?

La Biblia Desenterrada : Israel Finkelstein :

The goals FS have in mind seem to be to expose the archaeological and historical discrepancies in texts of the Hebrew Bible, which explains how the texts became the political stronghold of Judah once their northern neighbor Israel fell to Assyria.

Well let’s make it The book focuses on the archaeology of the Bronze Age and Iron Age Levant and traces the story that this archaeology unfolds as compared with the accounts given in the Hebrew Bible. The time of great civilizations and great kings was destroyed by the Bronze Age Collapse and left huge mounds where cities once stood — and no one of Iron Age II knew why.

First published inArchaeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman’s fine book will challenge people with an orthodox view of the Bible because, as the archaeological record shows, many of the events recorded in it,did not take place quite as the narrative says.

It’s worth picking up Ancient Israel: A great treatise on forming conclusions from the evidence rather than searching for evidence to support conclusions already determined. Essentially, Judah needed to theologically justify its existence and offer an explanation to why Israel had failed. Apparently, there has been some controversy about the conclusions of this book, and I’d like to read some of those criticisms to get a more rounded view. Eakins en un ensayo de en Benchmarks in Time and Culture [6].


Although the book is a little out of date, as it was written inthe evidence presented is pretty plausible stuff if one can slog through chapters based on the settlement patterns of Iron Age bedouins and their village layouts or read pages on pottery sherds at different strata.

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Desenterrqda shouldn’t besmirch the power of an enduring document that managed to forge a people, see them through the Babylonian Exile, and then become the root of three major world religions.

He is a leading figure in the archaeology of the Levant and the laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension — Archaeology. Jul 10, Paul Brandel rated it it was amazing. The challenge of understanding which is which, or when and why it was written is pretty well insurmountable with the helping hand of modern archaeology, but a damned nightmare without it.

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The Exodus story is explained as an explanation of finkelsteim the people reached their current lands, but the actual events are judged as not fitting against the time, Egyptian span of control, or place names. They end the main silbfrman of the book there are extensive appendices by saying that ‘the Bible’s integrity and, in fact, its historicity, not not depend on any particular “proof” of any of its particular events or personalities.

The authors themselves characterise the book as: He is the hero who defeats the giant Goliath, the poet who sings to God the Psalms which today still lift so many spirits.

Taking down these altars and restoring worship only to YHWH ended its foreign invasions and societal failures see 2 Kings Perhaps the book could spend more time on comparing and contrasting YHWH with other Canaanite ones, such as Baal, to approach the Hebrew texts and societies. There is no evidence of early enslavement in Egypt at the time it was supposed to happen, and no evidence of the conquest of Canaan by the Jews after Moses, And so on.

But they were very common in the 7th century. This book would be better known and more controversial if it was not so dry in its presentation. The biblical saga is woven together from myth, folktale, origin and hero stories, songs and poetry from different times creating a story that met the political needs of specific times.

I still feel a connection to Josiah, as I portrayed the newly-minted 8 year old monarch in a 5th grade play And why the Egyptians seem not to have noticed them leave. There’s no evidence that anyone sacked Jericho at the time the walls supposedly came tumbling down, or that the Israelites conquered Canaan.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in the ancient or modern history of the Middle East, and the history of religion. There are chronological problems. Convincing presentation by two Israeli scholars of the lack of archeological evidence supporting the Bible as an historical account, and the large amount of evidence contradicting the Biblical account of history.


Even with the lack of certain important aspects such as the literary approach and linguistic meanings that served as functions apart from archaeology, The Bible Unearthed is thorough research that surely will enrich any reader’s mind.

Working from the beginning with Abraham and concluding at the Exile into Babylon, the authors methodically dissect the Old Testament chapter by chapter and, in some places, verse by verse and compare it to the known archeological evidence to prove their core supposition: We also examine how this Middle Eastern king, probably more a mythical than an historical figure, exercised his power.

In the late 8th century BCE, the Assyrian Empire conquered Israel and deported a minority of its residents elsewhere; it conquered most of Judah, besieged Jerusalem but did not take it. Here’s what I think on this, the scribe was writing from earlier scrolls of the Bible and used more recent words that had meaning in the current era.

Sep 28, AskHistorians added it Shelves: The a The authors of The Bible Unearthed successfully collate new findings and information that has been known for awhile to present clear and concise rethinking of The Old Testament at the time of kings and Biblical archaeology in general. The conclusions may prove provocative to some but, as an atheist, this book is a wonderful introduction to an awesome literary tradition that can frighten away those without faith unless it is properly understood how, where and why these stories A brilliant book that demonstrates the essentially mythical nature of much of biblical history.

Produced in a literary world unlike our own, it’s not strictly history and not strictly fiction. View all 5 comments.

For example, howIsraelites leave Egypt and spend 40 years in Sinai, without leaving any trace of their campsites. Bible plus archaeology equals a rip-snortin’ romp through centuries of dogma, tradition, and guesstimations writ in stone. Finkelstein and Silberman draw on a wealth of sources from the ancient Near East, illuminating their theories with the best evidence available. Apr xilberman, Billy rated it really liked it. Besides the physical data from extensive excavations in Palestine and it seems like there’s not a rock in the region that hasn’t been overturned the examine records from the neighboring countries, desenerrada Authors Finkelstein and Silberman examine the archeological evidence supporting, and the lack of archeological evidence to support, the Old Testament stories of the Patriarchs, the Exodus, the conquest of Canaan, the kingdom of David and Solomon, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their fall.

Now fijkelstein nightstand looks very, err, ecclesiastical.

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