Confronting the past archaeological and historical essays on ancient israel

Description Table of Contents William G.

The Roman period tombs are of the loculus type: He has been editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, was for many years professor in the influential archaeology program at the University of Arizona, and now in retirement continues actively to write and publish. For example, the 14th century topographer Ishtori Haparchi settled there and completed his work Kaftor Vaferach inthe first Hebrew book on the geography of Palestine.

He has spent thirty years conductingarchaeological excavations in the Near East, resulting in alarge body of award-winning fieldwork. For centuries the Western tradition has traced its beginnings back to ancient Israel, but recently some historians and archaeologists have questioned the reality of Israel as it is described in biblical literature.

Among this important evidence are some small agricultural villages recently discovered in the heartland of what would later become the biblical nation of Israel. King Covenant and Blood Rituals: Between Text and Archaeology Mark S. There were however some Jews.

Instead he has written: Dever Edited by Seymour Gitin, J. The city reached a low point by the 8th century, witnessed by the removal of marble for producing limethe blocking off of the main street, and the conversion of a main plaza into a cemetery.

Confronting the range of current scholarly interpretations seriously and dispassionately, Dever rejects both the revisionists who characterize biblical literature as "pious propaganda" and the conservatives who are afraid to even question its factuality.

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research inJerusalem, and as a visiting professor at universitiesaround the world.

The day of victory came to be known in Arabic as Yawm Baysan or "the day of Baysan. A few residential neighborhoods grew up on the ruins, probably established by the survivors, but the city never recovered its magnificence.

He received his Ph. To find students who are interested in the discipline and a faculty and administration that are supportive, augurs very well. Read more About the author William G.

Beit She'an

Eerdmans Publishing Add to Wishlist This book addresses one of the most timely and urgent topics in archaeology and biblical studies -- the origins of early Israel. Part of a mosaic floor, it contains details of Jewish religious laws concerning tithes and the Sabbatical Year.

A sarcophagus with an inscription identifying its occupant in Greek as "Antiochus, the son of Phallion", may have held the cousin of Herod the Great. Dever is professor emeritus of Near Easternarchaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizonain Tucson.

William Dever explores the continuing controversies regarding the true nature of ancient Israel and presents the archaeological evidence for assessing the accuracy of the well-known Bible stories.

William G. Dever

In this lecture, he characterizes the Bible as a selective version of Israelite religion told by a right-wing clique of elites, and he argues that the majority of ordinary people were not monotheistic Yahwists and they venerated the "Great Goddess Asherah.

It was also the capital of sugar cane processing for the region. University Museum excavation of the northern cemetery, however, did uncover significant finds. A New Perspective John S.William G. Dever (born November 27,Louisville, Kentucky) Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel (), Discussing extensive archaeological evidence from a range of Israelite sites, largely dated between the 12th and the 8th centuries BC.

Ancient Beit She'an, one of the most spectacular Roman and Byzantine sites in Israel, is a major tourist attraction.

The seventh century Mosaic of Rehob was discovered by farmers of Kibbutz Ein HaNetziv. Confronting the past: archaeological and historical essays on ancient Israel in honor of William G. Dever. Confronting the Past: Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G.

Dever William G. Dever He is best known as the director of excavations at the site of Gezer but has worked at numerous other sites, and his many students have led dozens of other expeditions.

Confronting the Past. Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever. Edited by Seymour Gitin, J.

Edward Wright, and J. P. Dessel William G. Dever is recognized as the doyen of North American archaeologist-historians who work in the field of the ancient Levant.

Confronting the Past

He is best known as the director of excavations. Confronting the Past: Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever.S. Gitin, J. E. Wright, J. P. Dessel (eds.) Winona Lake, IN.

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