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A study of the formation and development in early Judaism of a belief in a future resurrection from the grave. It draws on evidence from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, inscriptions, and archaeology.
By John Starr
Analysis of the scroll fragments of the Qumran Aramaic scrolls has been plentiful to date. Their shared characteristics of being written in Aramaic, the common language of the region, not focused on the Qumran Community, and dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE have enabled the...
In unearthing the cities of the Bible, archaeology transformed nineteenth-century thinking on the truth of Christianity and its place in modern cities. This book shows how anxieties about Christianity's fate in the urban world made cities from Jerusalem to Rome contested models for the role of Christianity in modern culture.
The mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls remains, over 60 years after their rediscovery. Who hid them and why? This groundbreaking book reinvigorates the contested hypothesis that the Essenes were responsible. Rather than being a marginal esoteric sect, Taylor shows that this group acted as one of the leading legal...
• What does archaeology tell us about Jesus and the world in which he lived? • How accurate are the Gospel accounts of first-century Galilee and Judea? • Has the tomb of Jesus really been found? Informed by the latest archaeological research, and illustrated throughout with photographs of key findings,...
Exploring the Narrative: Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Papers in Honour of Margreet Steiner
This collection honours Margreet Steiner, who used archaeology and pottery analysis to question the assumptions made by historians and biblical scholars about the past. It brings together biblical scholars and archaeologists to examine the relationship between 'dirt' archaeology and the biblical world as presented to us through written sources.
Archaeology and the Biblical Record challenges both Jewish and Christian biblical scholars to rethink basic assumptions and reformulate their instructional methods. This bold text reconciles reason with faith and harmonizes the Bible with archaeology, while providing answers to the many historical dilemmas confronted while reading the Bible.
Reflects the major changes happening in the historical archaeology of the Holy Land. This book represents a fundamental paradigm shift brought about by the application of objective science-based dating methods, geographic information systems, anthropological models, and an array of computer-based and digital technology tools.
Herschel Shanks is a world renowned Biblical Archaeologist and Founder and Editor of "The Biblical Archaeology Review". This title offers an account of Shanks and his scrapes with Governments, Nomads and Scoundrels.