Description: William G. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it wasónot as the biblical writers argue it should have been. Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a nontheological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Israel, Archaeology
Review by Avraham Faust
Citation: Avraham Faust, review of William G. Dever, Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
Review by Thomas H. Olbricht
Citation: Thomas H. Olbricht, review of William G. Dever, Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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