Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible: A Basic Guide   -     By: John D. Currid
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Many people today are familiar with archaeological undertakings in the land of the Bible and the fascinating objects that have been discovered. However, the process of archaeology is generally not well understood. How do excavators know where to dig? How do they identify what they've found? John Currid provides many answers in this basic guide to Palestinian archaeology.
Currid, a field archaeologist and Old Testament scholar, surveys the history of archaeological work in the Holy Land and the development of excavation methodology. He highlights pioneering individuals and their contributions, and explains the purposes of topographical survey, site identification, digging techniques, and find analysis. Utilizing the book's practical outline of archaeological investigation, the final chapter describes the site identification, history of excavation, and finds at et-Tell (Bethsaida). Complete with color photographs, line drawings, and sidebars, this book offers a concise introduction to Palestinian archaeology useful for college classes, study groups, and excavation teams.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0801022134
ISBN-13: 9780801022135
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A popular introduction to archaeology and the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel.

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John D. Currid (PhD, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) is Carl W. McMurray Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served on several archaeological excavations and is author of Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 7, 2008
    Ginny Maziarka
    GREAT book to encourage your college-bound student or ANYONE with an interest in Biblical archaeology! Exactly what I was looking for!
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    September 29, 2000
    Candalee Jones
    A good basic guide to help the beginner (and those who need to be updated) learn about archaeology. Critical terminology is highlighted with easy to understand definitions. History of archaeology, diagrams, artifact identification, historical ages, and full color photographs make this a worthwhile addition for the amateur historian or archaeologist.
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