The contributors to this important volume, scholars of international standing, focus on the contribution of excavated material to the interpretation of biblical texts. Both practicing archaeologists and biblical scholars who have been active in the field work, they demonstrate through their work that archaeological data and biblical accounts are complementary in the study of ancient Israel, early Judaism, and Christianity. Thus scripture and archaeological finds are illuminated by consideration of both. This book for the academic/student is a tribute to Philip J. King, Professor of Biblical Studies, Dept. of Theology, Boston College. Some Contributors Include: Robert E. Cooley, Gary D. Pratico, Philip Davies, James A. Sauer, David Ussishkin, Burton Macdonald, Alan Millard, Richard Hess.