Archaeology and the Old Testament (Paperback)
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Short Description for Archaeology and the Old Testament A seasoned archaeologist illustrates how various finds increase our understanding of the Old Testament. Alfred J. Hoerth discusses both the benefits and limitations of archaeology and also how it illuminates the cultural and historical setting for the Bible. Topics are arranged canonically for easy reference. More than 250 illustrations help readers "see for themselves".
- Published: 20 February 2009
- Format: Paperback 448 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801036255 ISBN 10: 0801036259
- Sales rank: 291,014
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Full description for Archaeology and the Old Testament
Archaeological discoveries can shed a flood of light on the biblical text. This richly illustrated resource, now available in paperback, offers illuminating archaeological information related to the Old Testament. In this readable and accessible volume, Alfred Hoerth surveys the entire Old Testament, pointing out the relevant archaeological material and explaining how it enriches biblical studies. In an attempt to bridge the Old and New Testament worlds, he devotes the final chapter to an examination of the intertestamental period. The text boasts over 250 illustrative items--charts, photographs, line drawings, and maps.