Item description for The Stones Cry Out: What Archaeology Reveals About the Truth of the Bible by Randall Price...
Overview Pottery shards, stone inscriptions, ancient scrolls, and other fascinating artifacts have shed new light on the people and events of the Bible - bringing them from the realm of mystery to the world of fact. Includes testimonies and interviews from leading archaeologists and pictures featuring the latest finds made in the lands of the Bible.
Were Sodom and Gomorrah real cities, and were they really destroyed in catastrophic firestorms? Can we respond to the historians who have long claimed that King David was only a mythical figure? Is there archaeological evidence for Jesus' historical existence here on earth?
In recent excavation, archaeologists have unearthed both surprising and substantial answers to these questions and others. Pottery shards, stone inscriptions, ancient scrolls, and other fascinating artifacts have shed new light on the people and events of the Bible--bringing them from the realm of mystery to the world of fact.
Discover what new archaeological finds have to tell us about Israel's journey to the promised land, the fall of Jericho's walks, the ark of the covenant, the kings and prophets of Israel, the Assyrian and Babylonian invasions, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the time and people of Jesus, and more. Includes testimonies and interviews from leading archaeologists and exciting pictures featuring the latest finds made in the lands of the Bible.
The Stones Cry Out will give you a new appreciation for both the world and the Word of the Bible
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1997
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 1565076400 ISBN13 9781565076402
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More About Randall Price
Randall Price (Th.M. Old Testament and Semitic Languages, and Ph.D. Middle Eastern Studies) has lived in Jerusalem and done graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As president of World of the Bible Ministries, he lectures worldwide on Bible prophecy and directs tours in the Bible lands. He is the author of Unholy War, Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict, and Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Randall Price currently resides in the state of Texas. Randall Price was born in 1951.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Stones Cry Out: What Archaeology Reveals About the Truth of the Bible?
easier to read than I thought Sep 5, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. I expected it to be written in a way that would be hard to read, but it was actually written very simply and in a format that made it easy to understand. It doesn't go as in depth as a would have liked on certain subjects, but its a good survey of Biblical Archeology.
More evidence that the Bible is true, all true! Mar 12, 2008
Who says the Bible is myth? And who says archaeology is boring? This is a captivating book, one that has turned my travel fantasies from Germany and Austria to the Holy Land.
Definitely worth a read for everyone interested in archeology Sep 25, 2007
This book has so many strong points:
First of all, the author's uncompromising integrity gives his information tremendous plausibility. He rejects popular theories that lack true evidence, even if those theories would support his own beliefs. He's very honest about the limits of archeology, whether you are a biblical skeptic or a believer. He also admits that, due to ongoing discoveries, any book on archeology is outdated before it goes to print. Such humility is a refreshing change from how many archeologists, both minimalists (biblical scholars who minimize the authority of biblical text as a reliable source of historical and factual information about the past)and maximalists (biblical scholars who give maximum authority to the Bible as a source of, etc.), present their finds. Regardless, the finds that have stood the test are presented here in fascinating detail, both photographic and literary.
Price also emphasizes archeology's limits (mostly do to financial constraints). For example, Price writes that only 10% of discovered cuneiform tablets have been published. So yes, 50,000 tablets is a lot, but remember that means that there are 450,000 tablets that haven't been published. There is a lot of information like this in the book.
The discoveries and their conclusions are fascinating. I particularly liked the chapter discussing Sodom, its possible location, and the evidence discovered there showing that the houses had burned from the rooftops and downward.
Great photos throughout the book, and good organization,including a glossary.
Price maintains an admirably respectful tone when writing about minimalist archeologists, even though their beliefs and archeological philosophies must totally contradict his.
Price is obviously and enthusiastically Christian, but he doesn't in any way force his religious views on the reader, nor does he put down other religions. I'm Jewish, so I think I would've picked up on any slights (to my own religion, at least).
The style and tone of his writing is enjoyable. He has a sense of fun and wonder about his work that really comes through. It could be a dry subject, but Price gives it life.
Just a FYI: Here in Israel, a minimalist archeologist repeatedly insists that archeological evidence shows that camels were absolutely not domesticated in the time of Abraham. When a maximalist archeologist showed him clear and numerous evidence that camels WERE domesticated then, and that the Bible wasn't lying, the minimalist said he didn't care, and continues to this day to restate his original (and proven false) claims. Minimalists are obviously no more objective than maximalists, which is why I think it's very important to read books by straight-shooting archeologists (regardless of their religious views)like Randall Price in order to get the whole story.
It goes without saying: I loved this book!
Great Book May 23, 2007
This book is a wonderful tool for adult Sunday school teachers or those who want to learn more about the truths of the Bible.
Great Concept - poor writing! Jul 22, 2006
I was really excited to receive this book... however, I've had a difficult time enjoying reading it. The run-on sentences, poor grammer, and loose sentence structure are so distracting, that as a reader, you loose interest. I spent more time editing in my mind, then pulling together what the author was saying. Rather long-winded, I kept having the feeling of "let's get to the point." On a positive note, there are some fun pictures and the author does string together some interesting concepts. Personally, I just couldn't get past the writing. Summary - although interesting, don't expect concise writing.