Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?

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$29.50  $27.14
Publisher
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Pages
268
Dimensions
6.06 X 0.7 X 9.13 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802844163
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About the Author

Jesse C. Long, Jr., is Professor of Old Testament at Lubbock Christian University. William G. Dever is Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Arizona.

Reviews

Amihai Mazar
"This new book by William Dever is a fluent, well-written critical account of the various views on the origins of Israel and its appearance on the stage of history. Dever evaluates a wide range of previous research and suggests his own solution to the question of the origins of Israel. Excellent reading for both scholars and laypersons."

Ronald Hendel
"William Dever is a superb archaeologist with a deep knowledge of the issues and controversies concerning Israel's origins. In this book he presents a compelling case for early Israel as a reformist frontier society, and along the way he demolishes many rival theories. Dever's discussion is authoritative, polemical, and very readable. He is the exemplary heir of W. F. Albright, with the knockout punch of Mike Tyson."

Baruch Halpern
"William Dever treats Israel's origins as no one before him ever has. This unique, lively synthesis of the archaeological and textual data will shape our understanding of Israel's emergence for years."

Richard Elliott Friedman
"For the general reader there is no better presentation of how the archaeology of Israel really works. It is not about finding an individual artifact like the lost ark but about a complex reconstruction of material culture. This is the real thing. It takes an exceptional archaeologist and writer to make biblical archaeology clear and to keep it interesting. William Dever is that person."
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