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The archaeology of Israel : constructing the past, interpreting the present

Author: Neil Asher Silberman; David B Small; Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies (Lehigh University)
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 237.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Archaeology of Israel.
Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97154186
(OCoLC)36879703
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Asher Silberman; David B Small; Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies (Lehigh University)
ISBN: 9780567220592 0567220591 1850756503 9781850756507
OCLC Number: 287145983
Notes: "Presented in this volume are papers delivered at a conference of the Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University entitled 'The archaeology of Israel: constructing the past, interpreting the present' held on the Lehigh campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 22-24, 1994"--Introduction.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Neil Asher Silberman and David B. Small --
Politics and archaeology / Amos Elon --
Archaeology, political culture, and culture in Israel / Yaacov Shavit --
Structuring the past : Israelis, Palestinians, and the symbolic authority of archaeological monuments / Neil Asher Silberman --
Historical imaginings, ideological gestures : W.F. Albright and the 'reasoning faculties of man' / Burke O. Long --
Tel Miqne-Ekron : an Iron Age I Philistine settlement in Canaan / Trude Dothan --
The Yigael Yadin memorial excavations at Hazor, 1990-93 : aims and preliminary results / Amnon Ben-Tor --
Discoveries at Tel Dor / Ephraim Stern --
The excavations at Tel Beth Shean during the years 1989-94 / Amihai Mazar --
The revolutionary effects of archaeology on the study of Jewish history : the case of the ancient synagogue / Lee I. Levine --
Jewish ritual baths : interpreting the digs and the texts : some issues in the social history of Second Temple Judaism / Benjamin G. Wright III --
Pots and people revisited : ethnic boundaries in the Iron Age I / Israel Finkelstein --
Can pig remains be used for ethnic diagnosis in the ancient Near East? / Brian Hesse and Paula Wapnish --
Group identification and ethnicity in the construction of the early state of Israel : from the outside looking in / David B. Small --
Philology, theology, and archaeology : what kind of history do we want, and what is possible? / William G. Dever --
Text and artifact : two monologues? / Baruch Halpern.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 237.
Responsibility: edited by Neil Asher Silberman & David Small.

Abstract:

This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, as well as the overarching issue of how texts and archaeological knowledge are to be combined in the reconstruction of ancient Israel.

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