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Layer by Layer: A Primer on Biblical Archaeology
White, Ellen

Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2019 pp. 120. $19.95

Description: As a field combining two interpretive disciplines, biblical archaeology is often--and understandably-- misunderstood. So if Indiana Jones (or a televangelist, for that matter) comes to mind when thinking of biblical archaeology, think again. In Layer by Layer: A Primer on Biblical Archaeology, Ellen White effectively and engagingly dispels common myths about this field of inquiry, demonstrating the history and importance of the dialogue between biblical studies and archaeology. She does this by introducing the methodology and goals of each of these disciplines and by using case studies with real examples from both modern and biblical times. With a robust glossary, study questions, dozens of images and maps, and recommendations for additional resources, Layer by Layer lays the foundation for students both familiar and new to this field.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology

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Review by John T. Strong
Published 3/5/2020
Citation: John T. Strong, review of Ellen White, Layer by Layer: A Primer on Biblical Archaeology, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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