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Author Matthews, Victor Harold.
Title Studying the ancient Israelites : a guide to sources and methods / Victor H. Matthews.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic ; Nottingham, England : Apollos, c2007.
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 Book Stacks  DS112 .M335 2007  AVAILABLE
Descript 232 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and indexes.
Contents Historical geography -- Archaeology -- Literary approaches -- Social sciences -- History and historiography.
Summary Does archaeology "prove" the Bible? Is the Bible history, and if so, what kind? How should the Old Testament be approached as literature? These and other questions are addressed in Studying the Ancient Israelites, which provides a guide to the tools, methods, and goals of the study of ancient Israel. The book also examines the insights that can be gained from geography, archaeology, literary study, sociology, and historiography as well as the limitations of each of these disciplines. --From publisher's description.
ISBN 9780801031977 (pbk.)
0801031974 (pbk.)
Subject Jews -- Civilization -- To 70 A.D.
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Palestine -- Civilization, Ancient -- Historiography.
Palestine -- Historical geography.
Bible. Old Testament -- Antiquities.

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