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From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
Cline, Eric

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2008 pp. xv + 239. $16.95


Description: Numerous amateur archaeologists have sought some trace of Noah's Ark to meet only with failure. But, though no serious scholar would undertake such a literal search, many agree that the Flood was no myth but the cultural memory of a real, catastrophic inundation, retold and reshaped over countless generations. Likewise, some experts suggest that Joshua's storied victory at Jericho is the distant echo of an earthquake instead of Israel's sacred trumpetsóa fascinating, geologically plausible theory that remains unproven despite the best efforts of scientific research.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel

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Review by Chad Spigel
Published 6/26/2009
Citation: Chad Spigel, review of Eric Cline, From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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