From Library Journal
Redford ( Akhenaten , LJ 11/1/84) presents a study of the political, cultural, and religious relationships among the peoples of Egypt, Assyria, and the Levant during the 3000 years from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. What distinguishes this study is the per spective of an Egyptologist who ap proaches the subject of ancient Egypt and Israel without the usual preconceptions and emphases found in the studies emanating from biblical studies scholars. Further, Redford highlights the dissimilarities and long-lasting distinctions between the disparate cultures which bordered the Sinaitic frontier, rather than stressing Egyptian origins of segments of Israelite cul ture frequently advanced by other Egyptologists. Highly recommended for research collections and for students and scholars of Near Eastern history and ar chaeology, ancient Egypt, and biblical studies.- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Mary mount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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Winner of the 1993 Best Scholarly Book in Archaeology Award, Biblical Archaeological Society
"In the best Egyptological tradition. . . . This is a work written by a master in Near Eastern studies."--Jean-Pierre V.M. Herubel, Digest of Middle East Studies
"Attractively presents for the lay reader a wealth of research on the peoples and localities of ancient Palestine."--Journal of Palestine Studies
"In his ability to understand the fragmentary data of ancient history, and in constructive use of imagination, Redford has few equals in the field. . . . One of the finest histories of the ancient Near East."--The Times Literary Supplement