Biblical Archaeology
Jerusalem: City of Jesus
Jerusalem
City of Jesus
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802835260
God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
God's Gold
A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060854006

God's Gold explores the fate of the greatest biblical treasure in history, the central icons of the Jewish faith looted from the Temple of Jerusalem. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, and the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence were plundered by the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus in AD 70. These biblical treasures are cast adrift in Mediterranean lands and exposed to 550 years of turbulent history and the rule of four different civilizations; only an intriguing trail of clues betrays their ever-changing destiny.

The Temple treasure is a priceless hoard, but it has yet greater significance as the ultimate symbol of man's communication with God. The gold's recovery is central to Israel's broken dreams of messianic redemption by building a new House of God on the Temple Mount and its hopes for a return to an age of biblical sacrifice.

Using untapped historical texts and new archaeological sources, Sean Kingsley unravels the incredible history of this treasure; its character; and religious, political, and financial meaning across the ages. Unexpected discoveries send him on a physical journey to expose the treasure's destiny. From the Vatican to the Vandal palace of Carthage, Constantinople's hippodrome, and the wilderness of Judea, his remarkable quest reveals facts more astonishing than fiction.

The Lost Ark of the Covenant: Solving the 2,500 Year Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark
The Lost Ark of the Covenant
Solving the 2,500 Year Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark
Paperback      ISBN: 0061371041

After 2,500 Years of Mystery, the Truth About the Ark of the Covenant Is Revealed

The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the real-life account of an astounding quest--professor Tudor Parfitt's effort to recover the revered artifact that contained the Ten Commandments, sacred to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. With painstaking historical scholarship, groundbreaking genetic science, and fascinating on-the-ground discoveries, Parfitt, who the Wall Street Journal calls "a British Indiana Jones," debunks the previous myths and reveals the shocking history of the Ark and its keepers.

Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation
Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation
Paperback      ISBN: 0415141141

The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.

Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation
Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415141133

The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.

Archaeology and the New Testament
Archaeology and the New Testament
Paperback      ISBN: 0801036089

Veteran archaeologist John McRay sheds light on the biblical text by examining archaeological discoveries in Archeology and the New Testament. As he tours sites associated with the ministry of Jesus, the journey of Paul, and the seven churches of Revelation, he shows the pervasive influence of society, architecture, and religion on the peoples of the first century and on the New Testament. The book includes maps, charts, diagrams, a glossary of terms, and more than 150 photographs that help the ancient world come alive. Now in paper.

The Archaeology of Ancient Israel
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel
Paperback      ISBN: 0300059191

For over one hundred years archaeologists have explored the land of Israel, investigating such fascinating topics as the migrations of the patriarchs, the Israelites' conquest of Canaan, and the establishment of the monarchy by David and Solomon. In this book some of Israel's foremost archaeologists present a thorough and up-to-date survey of this research, providing an assessable introduction to early life in the land of the Bible.

The authors discuss the history of ancient Israel from the Neolithic era (eighth millennium B.C.E.) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E. Each chapter describes a different era as seen through relevant archaeological discoveries. The reader is introduced to the first permanent settlements in the land of Israel, the crystallization of the political system of city-states, the nature of Canaanite culture, the Israelite patterns of settlement, and the division of the country into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The lavishly illustrated text explores and demonstrates developments in religious practices, architecture, technology, customs, arts and crafts, warfare, writing, cult practices, and trade.

The book will be a delightful and informative resource for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about the religious, scientific, or historical background to the events described in the Bible, or to current developments in the Middle East.

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood
The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Paperback      ISBN: 0345804392

When a small, peculiar, palm-sized clay tablet made its way to the desk of Irving Finkel, Assyriologist and Assistant Keeper at the British Museum, Finkel could hardly believe his luck. What he discovered was a missing piece in the story of Noah and the Ark. In this captivating, absorbing work of scholarship, Finkel, a world authority on ancient Mesopotamia, leads the reader on a detective hunt for the prototype of Noah's Ark--from cuneiform wedges to bundles of reeds, from ancient Babylon to modern Iraq, Finkel reveals new information on the origin of the Babylonian Flood story which pre-dates the biblical deluge, including the surprising size and shape of the boat itself, and even where it came to rest. New to this edition, Finkel puts the "Ark Tablet" to the test in building a modern version of the ship. Throughout, The Ark Before Noah takes us on an adventurous voyage of discovery, opening the door to an enthralling world of ancient voices and historical lore.

Bedouin Culture in the Bible
Bedouin Culture in the Bible
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300121822
The first contemporary analysis of Bedouin and biblical cultures sheds new light on biblical laws, practices, and Bedouin history

Written by one of the world's leading scholars of Bedouin culture, this groundbreaking book sheds new light on significant points of convergence between Bedouin and early Israelite cultures, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible. Bailey compares Bedouin and biblical sources, identifying overlaps in economic activity, material culture, social values, social organization, laws, religious practices, and oral traditions. He also examines the question of whether some early Israelites were indeed nomads as the Bible presents them, offering a new angle on the controversy over their identity as well as new cultural perspectives to scholars of the Bible and the Bedouin alike.
The Bible as History: Second Revised Edition
The Bible as History
Second Revised Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0062385240

This groundbreaking work that sheds light on the historical foundations of the bestselling book of all time--the Bible--is now back in print.

Have you ever wondered about the Bible's fascinating history or the scientific and historical studies that have been conducted to support its numerous accounts? The groundbreaking text on biblical investigation, The Bible as History, now back in print, explains scientific and archaeological breakthroughs with fascinating descriptions of excavations and analysis of ancient texts.

This edition features:

  • Remarkable evidence that confirms some of the most monumental and controversial events in the Bible, including the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra.
  • Deciphered texts from the ancient world that offer an intriguing look back at the origin of the Ten Commandments.
  • The extraordinary techniques used to try to prove the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.
  • ...and more

A classic text and breathtaking journey to the heart of Holy Scripture, The Bible as History pieces together one of the most stunning spiritual puzzles in the history of mankind.