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Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson


In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the findings of archaeology, and on the other there are some who believe that primacy should be given to archaeology and that the Biblical account is then seen to be for the most part completely unreliable in historical terms. This book makes a contribution to this debate by inquiring into the appropriate methods for combining different sorts of evidence – from archaeology, epigraphy, iconography, and ... More

Keywords: ancient Israel, Bible, archaeology, epigraphy, iconography, classical antiquity, Islamic history, Omri dynasty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264010
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. G. M. Williamson, editor
Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford and Student, Christ Church; Fellow of the British Academy

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Part I Orientation

Part II Comparative Perspectives

Part III Sources and Methods

Part IV Synthesis

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