"Overall, the book is superb, overflowing with insights into the Biblical world." -- Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2002
Philip J. King is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is a former president of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Lawrence E. Stager is Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
As an avid student of Jehovahs word the bible, my purchase of book ,life in bible...was an eye opener...It helped bring so much to my enlightenment. Worth the price. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marva R Cooper
An interesting archeological treatise. The "Jewish" traditional history however is largely ignored leading to a perceived lack of importance credited to religious life and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by rob shorr
Nobody seriously teaching the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible should be without this book. It's the kind of book I hesitate to tell students about because then they'll know the secret... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lawson Stone
Well written with wonderful pictures and illustrations. Thoroughly researched. Used it as a basis for a presentation I gave recently.Published 16 months ago by Judy Paris
If you're interested in just getting a slice of life in ancient times that has no theological agenda, this is a good one to have. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Book Review
This is a delightfully entertaining and instructive book. Well written for 'everyday' education levels. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by NoOffenceIntended
It's large and lush with pictures; but it's not the typical coffee table book. The information is on a much higher level.
For example, take the subject of literacy. Read more