Scripture And Other Artifacts

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This important volume focuses on the contribution of excavated material to the interpretation of biblical texts. Here, both practicing archaelogists and biblical scholars who have been active in fieldwork demonstrate that archaeological data and biblical accounts are complementary in the study of ancient Israel, early Judaism, and Christianity. Thus scriptural and archaeological finds are illuminated by consideration of both.

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Overview

This important volume focuses on the contribution of excavated material to the interpretation of biblical texts. Here, both practicing archaelogists and biblical scholars who have been active in fieldwork demonstrate that archaeological data and biblical accounts are complementary in the study of ancient Israel, early Judaism, and Christianity. Thus scriptural and archaeological finds are illuminated by consideration of both.

This important volume focuses on the contribution of excavated material to the interpretation of biblical texts. Here, both practicing archaeologists and biblical scholars who have been active in field work demonstrate through their work that archaeological data and biblical accounts are complementary in the study of ancient Israel, early Judaism, and Christianity. Illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664223649
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael David Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He is also Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum.

J. Cheryl Exum is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. The author of numerous scholarly works on the Hebrew Bible, her books include Tragedy and Biblical Narrative, Fragmented Women: Feminist (Sub)versions of Biblical Narratives, and Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women. She is Executive Editor of Biblical Interpretation and a Director of Sheffield Phoenix Press.

Lawrence E. Stager is Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Contributors
Sources of Illustrations
Philip King: An Appreciation
Publications by Philip J. King
1 Tel Dan: Biblical Texts and Archaeological Data 1
2 "Who Is the King of Glory?" Solomon's Temple and Its Symbolism 18
3 Archaeological Reflections on Amos's Targets 32
4 Archaeology and the Messiah Oracles of Isaiah 9 and 11 53
5 Gathered to His People: An Archaeological Illustration from Tell Dothan's Western Cemetery 70
6 A Phoenician Inscription from Idalion: Some Old and New Texts Relating to Child Sacrifice 93
7 An Archaeological Commentary on Ezekiel 13 108
8 Khirbet Qumran Revisited 126
9 The Silence of the Text: An Archaeological Commentary on 2 Kings 23 143
10 The Archaeology of the Days of Manasseh 169
11 Amos's Earthquake and Israelite Prophecy 188
12 Alalakh Studies and the Bible: Obstacle or Contribution? 199
13 "Who Is This That Comes from Edom?" 216
14 Early Edom: The Relation between the Literary and Archaeological Evidence 230
15 The Northern Shephelah in the Iron Age: Some Issues in Biblical History and Archaeology 247
16 Demography and Diatribes: Yehud's Population and the Prophecy of Second Zechariah 268
17 King Solomon's Shields 286
18 The Cenacle and Community: The Background of Acts 2:44-45 296
19 Medical Discoveries of Biblical Times 311
20 Hezekiah's Reform and the Altars at Beer-sheba and Arad 333
21 Priestly Families and the Cultic Structure at Taanach 355
22 A New Climatic and Archaeological View of the Early Biblical Traditions 366
23 The Eastern Border of the Kingdom of Judah in Its Last Days 399
24 Gate 1567 at Megiddo and the Seal of Shema, Servant of Jeroboam 410
General Index 429
Index of Ancient Texts 446
Bible 446
Ancient Near Eastern Texts 450
Qumran Literature 451
Classical, Patristic, and Rabbinic Literature 451
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