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A century of biblical archaeology

Author: P R S Moorey
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A historical survey of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies in the first archaeological excavations in Palestine at Tell el-Hesi, from 1840 to 1990. Concentrating on the work of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P R S Moorey
ISBN: 066425392X 9780664253929
OCLC Number: 25915030
Description: xvii, 189 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Birth of Biblical Archaeology (1800-1890). a. Towards a definition of Biblical Archaeology. b. The rediscovery of ancient Egypt. c. The inscriptions of Assyria. d. Assyriology and Old Testament studies. e. The quest for Biblical Palestine --
2. Excavations and Texts: early confrontations (1890-1925). a. The first generation of excavators in Palestine. b. Near Eastern archaeology and the Bible: confrontation and controversy. c. Towards the Golden Age of Biblical Archaeology --
3. The Golden Age of Biblical Archaeology (1925-1948). a. Archaeology in Palestine: Albright's colleagues and contemporaries. b. Biblical Archaeology redefined: Albright, Glueck and Wright. c. Excavations in Mesopotamia and Syria: Ur 'of the Chaldees' and Nuzi; Mari and Ugarit (Ras Shamra) --
4. New Nations: New Methods (1948-1958). a. Archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls: the excavations of Pere de Vaux. b. Kenyon at Jericho (1952-8): old problems: new methods. c. Albright: Bright: Wright --
challenge and response. d. Archaeology in Israel: the first decade --
5. The Passing of the Old Order: Towards an Identity Crisis (1958-1974). a. Archaeology in Israel: Aharoni and Yadin. b. Kenyon and the Younger Generation. c. G.E. Wright and a new American Generation. d. Franken's excavations at Deir Alla: challenges to orthodoxy. e. The passing of the giants: a growing crisis of confidence. f. Archaeology's loss of innocence --
6. The Growing Impact of the Natural and Social Sciences (1974-1990). a. Tablets from Ebla (Tell Mardikh): the historicity of the Patriarchs again. b. Albright's paradigm moves into eclipse. c. A new generation of archaeologists at work in Israel. d. Archaeology in Jordan: the revision of Glueck's synthesis. e. Towards a New Testament Archaeology? f. Archaeology and Biblical Studies in 1990: divorce or reconciliation?
Responsibility: by P.R.S. Moorey.

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