The Rise of Ancient Israel

The Rise of Ancient Israel

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BN ID: 2940016056302
Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society
Publication date: 01/23/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 362,561
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hershel Shanks is founder of the Biblical Archaeology Society and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. He has written and edited numerous books on the Bible and biblical archaeology, including The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Random House, 1998), Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (Continuum, 2007), Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography (Random House, 1995) and The City of David: A Guide to Biblical Jerusalem (Tel Aviv: Bazak, 1973). A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has also published widely on legal topics. His autobiography, Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Adventures of an Archaeology Outsider, was published by Continuum in 2010.

William G. Dever is a Near Eastern archaeologist specializing in the Bible. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966 and went on to serve as director of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem from 1971 to 1975. In 1975, he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona, Tuscon as professor of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology. Professor Dever retired from the University of Arizona in 2002 and currently divides his time between his home in Cyprus and Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where he is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology. Dever is perhaps best known in archaeological circles as the excavator of Gezer.

Baruch Halpern is a professor of ancient history and holds the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish studies at Pennsylvania State University. A co-director of excavations at Megiddo, his several books include David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King (Eerdmans, 2001).

P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., is the William F. Albright Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught at the University of Virginia from 1974 to 1985 and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. A former president of the American Schools of Oriental Research, McCarter wrote the commentaries on 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in the Anchor Bible series. His many other writings include Ancient Inscriptions: Voices from the Biblical World (Biblical Archaeology Society, l996). Most recently, he has written and contributed to several important articles on the paleography of the newly discovered Tel Zayit abecedary.

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The Rise of Ancient Israel : Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution October 26, 1991 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the transcript of a seminar sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Review on the origins of ancient Israel in its formative period before there is any significant historical record. There are also rebuttals from experts who sere not speakers. All in all a fascinating read for anyone interested in the subject.