The Bible Unearthed: Archeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel & the Origin of Sacred Texts - Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman - A Short Summary & Review


A Short Summary of The Bible Unearthed:

An archeologist's examination of Israel's Biblical Holy Sites.

My Favorite Finkelstein/Silberman Quote From the Book:

"The heart of the Hebrew Bible is an epic story that describes the rise of the people of Israel and their continuing relationship with God."

Questions to Ponder While Reading:

Do you realize how much common memory impacts our stories?

Were you surprised by how large the ancient Egyptian empire was?

My Review of the Book:

Thoroughly explores the history of the Levant.

Superb scholarship and research.

A great look into the archeology of Biblical Sites.


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