Experienced archaeologist David Graves has again assembled a helpful collection of discoveries that will take you on a journey to confirm the historicity of the biblical events and people of the past. Thousands of artifacts have been discovered that relate to the Bible, but few of them make the news headlines. Revisionist scholars often seek to undermine and downplay the relevance of many of the discoveries, believing that Sodom never existed, the Exodus never happened, Jericho never fell to the Israelites, and David was never a great king. Volume one presented the recent finds from the last 20 years, while this work also challenges the minimalist views by bringing together many of the famous discoveries from the last 100 years highlighting the notable finds that are relevant to the claims of the Bible. Graves will explore the full range of famous archaeological discoveries, from pottery, inscriptions, seals, ossuaries, through to coins, manuscripts, and other artifacts. This insightful book will: illustrate archaeological finds with more than 200 pertinent color photographs; provide numerous detailed maps, and carefully crafted charts; include a glossary defining technical archaeological terms; provide extensive footnotes and bibliography for future study; include a helpful subject and important author index. This invaluable resource provides an interesting and informative understanding of the cultural and historical background of the Bible illustrated from archaeology. This is an accessible resource intended for laypeople who want to know more about archaeology and the Bible, whether in seminary courses, college classrooms, church groups or personal study.
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About the Author
DAVID E. GRAVES (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland) has been involved in teaching the Bible and archaeology for more than thirty-five years and is currently an Assistant Professor with Liberty University Online, Rawlings School of Divinity. He has taught archaeology at Oxford University, England; provided tours of the Ashmolean and British Museums; travelled extensively in the Middle East; and over the past fifteen years has been involved in excavations at Qumran and Shiloh, Israel, and Tall el-Hammam (Sodom?), Jordan. He is also a member of the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS). He is the author of The Seven Messages of Revelation and Vassal Treaties; Key Themes of the Old and New Testament; The Location of Sodom; and Biblical Archaeology: Vol. 2 and Jesus Speaks to Seven of His Churches. He has also authored a number of articles on the Bible and archaeology.