Persia and the Bible

Persia and the Bible

by Edwin M. Yamauchi
     
 

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An analysis of the peoples, rulers, and cities of Persia and the role they played in Old Testament history. Packed with illustrations and more than 100 photographs.  See more details below

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An analysis of the peoples, rulers, and cities of Persia and the role they played in Old Testament history. Packed with illustrations and more than 100 photographs.

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Library Journal
In his historical-archaeological study, Yamauchi ( Stones and the Scriptures , Baker Bk. House, 1981) attempts to explain Persian history and culture in the context of biblical accounts, enlarging upon this connection in brief discussions of numerous topics surrounding Persian rulers, seats of government, and religion. The brevity of the discussions and summary presentations of controversial and contradictory theories may prove frustrating for the serious student of Persian history. Still, the book contains many useful elements: a broad survey of the literature and recent archaeological findings; indexes including biblical issues; pertinent maps, diagrams, and illustrations; a large, select bibliography; and meticulous documentation. A valuable basic biblical reference tool or a point of departure for more advanced historical research.-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801021084
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
584
Sales rank:
1,242,313
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Edwin M. Yamauchi (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of history emeritus at Miami University, Ohio. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Africa and hte Bible, Persia and the Bible, Greece and Babylon, The Archaeology of New Testament Cities in Asia Minor, Harper's World of the New Testament, and Africa and Africans in Antiquity. A co-edited work, Peoples of the Old Testament World, won a Biblical Archaeological Society Award.

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