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Overview A state-of-the art orientation to contemporary archeological method. Maps, diagrams, and full-color photographs bring past human civilizations to life. Companion Web site features professor-and student-friendly resources.
Publishers Description A state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeological exploration of Syria-Palestine from ancient times to current excavations, Stones and Stories introduces students to the history and methods of "biblical archaeology." By correlating cultural patterns in different archaeological eras with cultural patterns in the biblical narratives, Benjamin describes the assumptions and methods that have guided both scholars and amateurs?????? the faithful, the skeptical, and the curious. Lavishly illustrated, Stones and Stories is simultaneously an accessible introduction to archaeological method and an overview of what archaeology has shown us regarding the worlds of the Bible.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2009
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800623576 ISBN13 9780800623579
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More About Don C. Benjamin
Victor H. Matthews is dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. He received his PhD from Brandeis University and has written numerous popular as well as scholarly articles. He is the author of Manners and Customs in the Bible and coauthor of Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East and The Social World of Ancient Israel. Don C. Benjamin teaches at Rice University. He is coauthor of Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East and author of Deuteronomy and City Life.
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Of strong suggestion for any with a professional or amateur interest in archeology Aug 17, 2009
The Bible is not to be disregarded as a source for history, even for non-believers. "Stones and Stories: An Introduction to Archaeology and the Bible" discusses how archeologists have used the stories within the Bible to gain a greater and more complete understanding of human history. With plenty of photos and discussions of artifacts as well as a history of archeology in the Middle and Near Easts, "Stones and Stories" is of strong suggestion for any with a professional or amateur interest in archeology.