From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible


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Eric H. Cline is the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles on archaeology. He currently serves as the chair of the department of classical and Semitic languages and literatures at the George Washington University

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From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible

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About the Author:
Eric H. Cline is the author of eight books and numerous scholarly articles on archaeology. He currently serves as the chair of the department of classical and Semitic languages and literatures at the George Washington University

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"Cline’s book is easy to read, as well as being authoritative."—Dallas Morning News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426200847
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 6/19/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric H. Cline holds degrees in classical archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, and ancient history, and currently serves as chair of the Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University. Prolific researcher, he is the prize-winning author of seven books, including The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age, which won a Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award for "Best Popular Book on Archaeology" and was a Main Selection of the Natural Science Book Club. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
The Garden of Eden     1
Noah's Ark     17
Sodom and Gomorrah     39
Moses and the Exodus     61
Joshua and the Battle of Jericho     93
The Ark of the Covenant     121
The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel     153
Epilogue     183
Further Reading     189
Acknowledgments     193
Illustration Credits     194
Notes     195
Index     233
Bible Index     238
About the Author     240
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    Extremely Readable, Balanced Interpretations, Fair to Others

    Rarely does anyone manage to credibly combine Ancient Near Eastern studies and Classical studies, but Cline balances well between the two in his archaeological research and many publications. As this thoughtful and well-written book FROM EDEN TO EXILE shows, Cline has also managed something even rarer: to sensibly communicate biblical problems without taking sides in religious controversy or demeaning others' ideas. The topography and texts are carefully allowed to speak for themselves. Enormously fascinating topics like the location of Eden and where Noah's Ark went - old favorites that have been mystifying for millennia and will continue to do so - will have Cline's readers note how fair he is to divergent opinions. Very refreshing to find a scholar with a such a readable voice.

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