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The Biblical Archaeologist Reader, 2 (II)
The Biblical Archaeologist Reader 2 - II Author:Freedman, David Noel; Campbell, Edward F. (Eds.) Few areas of modern research are so dramatically prolific, so continuously fruitful, as biblical archaeology. Every year, excavation yields considerable new data that bear directly or indirectly on our knowledge of the Near East in biblical times. For many years, the increasingly difficult task of assimilating new information, and of keeping abr... more »east of developments and discoveries in the field, has been simplified by The Biblical Archaeologist, a quarterly journal with the stated aim of serving "those who wish a reliable but nontechnical survey of current research and discovery in the field of biblical archaeology."
The reception of the first Biblical Archaeologist Reader (Anchor A250a) indicated the interest which well-written accounts by experts in the field can arouse when brought together in a single coherent volume. This second Reader takes as its unifying theme the cities of biblical times, and is divided into three major sections: "Cities and Lands of Israel's Neighbor"; "Major Excavated Cities of the Holy Land"; and "Prominent Cities of the New Testament Period." Ranging in time from the third millennium B.C. to the first century A.D., in place from the Mesopotamian city of Mari on the Euphrates to the Greek city of Corinth on the Isthmus, and in biblical chronology from Abraham to Paul - this book constitutes an engrossing introduction to the background of the Old and New Testaments; it is, as well, a fascinating report on archaeological activity today.« less