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The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel: Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005

The Quest for the Historical Israel Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism Detroit October Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature sbl site

  • Title: The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel: Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005
  • Author: Israel Finkelstein Amihai Mazar
  • ISBN: 9781589832770
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature sbl site

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    1. An interesting back-and-forth between two of the leading archaeologists of Iron Age Israel. In point of fact, their points of view differ very little from each other. Mazar feels that the United Monarchy is almost certainly is a historical fact, while Finkelstein thinks that it almost certainly isn't, and there are some differences on the chronology of the era, moving events and people back or forth about 100 years or so. Other than that, we are treated to two extremely knowledgeable and experie [...]

    2. Few years ago I read Mr. Finkelstein's book Bible Unearthed. So far I've enjoyed this book, it seems like a recap of what I read in the first. I seem to recall getting through the material of the first book easier.In archeology that overlaps with handed down stories whether it is Hebrew scriptures or the Illiad, archeologists start by heavily relying on what the text says. If they're honest they'll adjust as evidence is uncoverednservative view = reliable record-this is countered by archeology i [...]

    3. This is a nice little book, not particularly important in the history of the field, but it does a nice job of framing the debate within the "middle ground" of the archaeology of the Southern Levant. The main debate is around chronology and whether there was a united monarchy in Iron IIA. Specialists will already be familiar with the issues and there is no new information here, however, the readers of the middle-brow journals, BAR and NEA, who don't work in the field will find it stimulating.

    4. Greater understanding of the field of Archeology and its importance as the main source for revealing the truth of ancient Israel.

    5. Finkelstein and Mazar go head to head over questions concerning biblical history vs archaeology.

    6. Very nice book giving you opportunity to get sligtly different opinion to the one of Mr. Finkelstein. Little bit of repetition if you have red another Finkelstein's books.

    7. Finkelstein's views are better expressed in "The Bible Unearthed," but Mazar's views provide an interesting counterpoint.

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