The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect  -     By: William G. Dever
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The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Paperback

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In The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaerology and the Bible Intersect William Dever addresses the question that must guide every good historian of ancient Israel: What was life really like in those days?

He presents his answers in a book that is far from a run-of-the-mill "history of Israel." Writing as an expert archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies on archaeological data, over and above the Hebrew Bible, for primary source material.

He focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the eighth century B.C.E. - not kings, priests, or prophets - people who left behind rich troves of archaeological information but who are practically invisible in "typical" histories of ancient Israel. Illustrated by photos, maps, charts, site plans, and specially commissioned drawings, Dever's work brings vividly to life a world too long buried beneath dusty texts and stony landscapes.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802867014
ISBN-13: 9780802867018
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Endorsements

Bill Dever has done it again--assembled cutting-edge archaeological data to paint a vibrant picture of the world of ancient Israel...A wonderful resource for students of the Bible and of the biblical world.
-Susan Ackerman,
Dartmouth College

Provides a most competent analysis of the pungently grounded, material world within which flesh-and-blood Israelites lived during the eighth century B.C.E. ...When not using this book as an anthropological trip to the past, readers may explore it as a market for scintillating ideas in which they will find new food for thought and topics for conversation.
-Ziony Zevit
American Jewish University

Dever writes with the acumen of an expert scholar and the verve of an accomplished storyteller...His lucid prose transforms complex interpretive problems into an accessible and engaging discussion enhanced by many well-chosen photos and drawings.
-Carol Meyers,
Duke University

A wonderful read, spiced with vast archaeological knowledge and spirited polemics.
-Ronald Hendel
University of California

Dever's detailed and thorough discussion, along with the fact that this book is one of very few works that discuss the most fundamental questions concerning Iron Age Israelite society, will make it essential reading for students and scholars.
-Avraham Faust
Bar-Ilan University

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