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The Letter and the Scroll: What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 17, 2009
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For 2,000 years and more, the Bible and its precepts have shaped world culture and civilization, whether Judeo-Christian or not. The Bible is a touchstone of religious belief, literary accomplishment, morality, and history unlike any other. Biblical interpretations have changed over the millennia, but the past 100 years have witnessed some of the most important transformations in our perspective, and no recent influence has been greater than archaeology.
In the mid-20th century, the unearthing of the Dead Sea Scrollsto cite just one of many modern findsdeepened our understanding of the Biblical world, its peoples, and their beliefs. Since then, new evidence has appearedthe Tel Dan inscription, the Merneptah Stele, and the Gabriel Revelationwith each revelation providing richer insights into the scriptural narrative and the way these stories were written and handed down, confirming the details of historical events and personages, or clarifying the meaning and chronology of biblical ideas.
Meticulous, scholarly, yet always accessible, this is required reading for anyone interested in both Old and New Testaments and the creeds, cultures, and civilizations of ancient Hebrews and early Christians alike.
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About the Author
Robin Currie has written for a wide range of publications and publishers, mostly on historical topics.
Top Customer Reviews
The photos in the book are good, and the text is readable, but the book needs editing (e.g. see prior reviewers comments about upside down photos).
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As the cover indicates and the contents reveals, the stress of this work on the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls is their being preludes to, and forecasters of, Jesus and Christianity. I believe the work's title should have reflected this. Moreover, ancient Judaism and ancient Jewish society are not looked upon very accuratey or favorably, and seem more in tune with works written several decades ago. Nevertheless, despite these drawbacks it is an interesting read with plenty of engaging, large, color photos. Those seeking more accuracy should look elsewhere, such as the works of other Christian scholars like Kitchen, Dever, and Graves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book provides a very informative look of the preaching of the gospel. I enjoyed it very muchPublished 2 months ago by Gene
It looks really good. Beautiful illustrations. Very inviting to look at. Have been too busy yet to really spend time with it.Published on March 28, 2014 by Barbara Keller
the oldest fragment of any gospel to date is dated in the first half of the second century around 125 while under the picture of the fragment of the gospel of john it states second... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by SouthpawRal
Some experts they are! The images of one Hebrew (p 245)and one Aramaic scroll (p 184) are published UPSIDE DOWN.Published on December 13, 2009 by JNK