Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives by p>Jonathan M. Golden

By p>Jonathan M. Golden

Ancient Canaan and Israel takes readers past the scriptural portrayals of the area and into the standard lives of Canaanites and Israelites. It attracts on lately found archaeological proof and clean interpretations of biblical and extrabiblical texts to teach how archaeologists and different researchers reconstruct the various aspects of those civilizations—political, geographic, social, fiscal, non secular, technological, and aesthetic.

For skilled students or enthusiastic novices, it really is an enlightening portrayal of the folk and the land of Canaan and Israel, which lines many famous non secular and cultural traditions again to their historical roots. it's also an target advent to a few much-debated issues, comparable to the destiny of the Canaanite cultures, the origins of the Israelites, and the ancient accuracy of the Bible.

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Introduction 9 thropology; Discovery (Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University); Expedition; International Journal of Nautical Archaeology; Ioudaios Review; Iraq; Israel Museum Journal; Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature; Jewish Quarterly Review; Journal of Ancient Civilizations; Journal of Archaeological Science; Journal of Biblical Studies; Journal of Hebrew Scriptures; Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology; Journal of Near Eastern Studies; Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages; Journal of Semitic Studies; Massorot (Studies in Language Traditions); Michmanim: The Bulletin of the Reubin and Edith Hecht Museum (Haifa University); Oxford Journal of Archaeology; Radiocarbon; and the Royal Ontario Museum Archaeological Newsletter.

This system was based on the principle that styles of pottery changed over time and that through careful observation of these changes it was possible to reconstruct chronologies. 1 Exposed layers at Tel Ashqelon demonstrating law of superposition, where each successive layer represents a subsequent phase of occupation (J. Golden) 30 ANCIENT CANAAN AND ISRAEL tiple layers characteristic of the Near Eastern tell sites (see Fig. 1). As a result of the presence of Levantine pottery in some of the Egyptian graves, Petrie was also aware of early contact between the peoples of Egypt and those of the southern Levant.

Uk/). html). html). html). In addition, the Pontifical Biblical Institute is located in Rome (http://www. it/). au/nicholson/). In 1998, the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem and the British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History combined to form the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL). html). il/bible/). il/~hecht/), and the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology in Jerusalem. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a Department of Middle Eastern Studies and the Institute of Archaeology.

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