Description: Solomon s Temple also known as the First Temple and royal palace from the Hebrew Bible have been a riddle for millennia. Biblical descriptions of these structures have proven difficult to interpret. Yet authors Yosef Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu believe they have unlocked the meaning of these enigmatic Biblical passages, thanks to the discovery of a small stone Temple model at Khirbet Qeiyafa. In their book, Solomon s Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries, Garfinkel and Mumcuoglu provide a new understanding of the Biblical descriptions, allowing a new representation of Solomon s Temple and palace as has never been seen before.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology
Review by Ralph K. Hawkins
Citation: Ralph K. Hawkins, review of Yosef Garfinkel and Madeleine Mumcuoglu, Solomonís Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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