A complete overview of the history and findings of biblical archaeology, Bible Archaeology draws together the archaeological research into the principal sites in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Persia, Anatolia, Greece, and Italy. Hoerth and McRay explore the histories, cultures, and social forces of these early civilizations, using full-color maps, photographs, and diagrams to walk you through the various archaeological digs.
This volume enables the reader to place the biblical narratives firmly in their historical context and cultural setting. The authoritative but accessible text brings familiar Bible characters brilliantly to life.
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About the Author
John McRay is Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Wheaton College, Ill. In the course of a long and distinguished career Professor McRay has supervised many excavations in Israel, has acted as a consultant on a variety of media projects, has held senior posts in the field of biblical archaeology, and has written extensively. He is author of several books including Archaeology of the New Testament and Paul, His Life and Teaching.