Archaeology and the New Testament

  • Filename: archaeology-and-the-new-testament.
  • ISBN: 9780801036088
  • Release Date: 2008-02-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: John McRay
  • Publisher: Baker Academic



A veteran archaeologist sheds light on the biblical text by examining archaeological discoveries.

The Archeology of the New Testament

  • Filename: the-archeology-of-the-new-testament.
  • ISBN: 9781400863181
  • Release Date: 2014-07-14
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Jack Finegan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



The Archeology of the New Testament is the authoritative illustrated account of what is presently known about the chief sites and monuments connected with the life of Jesus and the history of the early church. To follow the order of the New Testament, it first investigates sites connected with John the Baptist and then proceeds to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each site is illustrated, and the accompanying text, numbered to facilitate cross-reference, contains a bibliography. This edition has been completely revised to reflect the most recent scholarship and excavations, and it contains many new entries. Anyone concerned with the historical, geographical, and cultural background of the New Testament will want to study this classic work as it retraces the steps of Jesus. "The definitive handbook. Finegan's comprehensive treatment of almost every problem in the field of New Testament archeology as well as his judicious evaluation of the evidence makes this book indispensable to every serious student of the Bible."--The New York Times Book Review Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor

  • Filename: new-testament-cities-in-western-asia-minor.
  • ISBN: 9781592442300
  • Release Date: 2003-04-29
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers



Every student of the letters of Paul, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Book of Revelation will find much of value in 'New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor',Ó writes W. Ward Gasque. The author investigates the status of the archaeological information which we now have about key cities of western Asia Minor during the early Roman EmpireÓ: Assos, Pergamum, Thyateira, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Ephesus, Miletus, Didyma, Laodicea, Hierapolis, and Colossae.

The Archeology of the New Testament

  • Filename: the-archeology-of-the-new-testament.
  • ISBN: 1138813389
  • Release Date: 2014-10-27
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Jack Finegan
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was also the world of Peter, John, and many other early Christians. The author presents a complete chronology for the major apostles based on his integration of existing histories, literary accounts, and archaeological information with new discoveries and new theories on dating New Testament events and documents. The text is lavishly illustrated and as fascinating now as when originally published in 1981.

New Testament Archaeology

  • Filename: new-testament-archaeology.
  • ISBN: 1859857612
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 36
  • Author: John McRay
  • Publisher:



An authoritative introduction to archaeology of New Testament times. Written by Dr John McRay, an acknowledged expert and who has hands-on experience of many 'digs' in Bible lands.

The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible

  • Filename: the-popular-handbook-of-archaeology-and-the-bible.
  • ISBN: 9780736944854
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Joseph M. Holden
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers



From two leading Christian apologists, here is a fascinating survey of the most important Old and New Testament archaeological discoveries through the ages. Biblical archaeology has always stirred excitement among believers and curiosity among unbelievers. The evidence dug up with a spade can speak volumes--and serve as a powerful testimony of the reliability of Scripture. Norm Geisler and Joe Holden have put together an impressive array of finds that confirm the biblical peoples and events of ages past. In a user-friendly format written in popular style, they... examine the latest finds and explain their significance include dozens of photographs provide an instructive chart of artifacts (along with fast facts) sample a variety of finds--papyri, inscriptions, scrolls, ossuaries, and more If readers are looking for just one book to cover this topic both concisely and comprehensively, this is it!

Archaeology and Bible History

  • Filename: archaeology-and-bible-history.
  • ISBN: 0310479614
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Joseph P. Free
  • Publisher: Zondervan



Joseph P. Free's Archaeology and Bible History, first published in 1950, served well an entire generation of pastors, Sunday school teachers, laypersons, and college students by summarizing the history of the Bible and shedding light on biblical events through archaeological discoveries. The author demonstrated how such data helps us understand the Bible and confirm its historical accuracy. At times he also dealt with issues of biblical interpretation and criticism, always from a historically orthodox position. When the book was withdrawn from circulation in 1976 after the fourteenth printing, many hoped for the day when it would be revised and updated. That task has now been undertaken by one of Dr. Free's former students and a biblical archaeologist in his own right, Dr. Howard Vos. He has brought the archaeological and historical material up to date and has modified earlier archaeological interpretations where necessary. The bibliography has been almost totally replaced.

The Archeology of the New Testament

  • Filename: the-archeology-of-the-new-testament.
  • ISBN: 9781317605058
  • Release Date: 2014-10-30
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Jack Finegan
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was also the world of Peter, John, and many other early Christians. The author presents a complete chronology for the major apostles based on his integration of existing histories, literary accounts, and archaeological information with new discoveries and new theories on dating New Testament events and documents. The text is lavishly illustrated and as fascinating now as when originally published in 1981.

The Bible Unearthed

  • Filename: the-bible-unearthed.
  • ISBN: 9780743223386
  • Release Date: 2002-03-06
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Israel Finkelstein
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts. Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.

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