For more than 2,000 years, the Bible has been a touchstone of religious belief, literary accomplishment, morality, and history unlike any other. Biblical interpretations have changed over the millennia, but the past 100 years have witnessed some of the most important transformations in our perspective, and no recent influence has been greater than archaeology.
In the mid-20th century, the unearthing of the Dead Sea Scrollsjust one of many modern findsdeepened our understanding of the Biblical world, its peoples, and their beliefs.
Since then, new evidence has appearedthe Tel Dan inscription, the Merneptah Stele, and the Gabriel Revelationwith each revelation providing richer insights into the scriptural narrative and the way these stories were written and handed down, confirming the details of historical events and personages, or clarifying the meaning and chronology of biblical ideas.
Meticulous, scholarly, yet always accessible, this is required reading for anyone interested in both Old and New Testaments and the creeds, cultures, and civilizations of ancient Hebrews and early Christians alike.
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