Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives by p>Jonathan M. Golden

By p>Jonathan M. Golden

Ancient Canaan and Israel takes readers past the scriptural portrayals of the area and into the standard lives of Canaanites and Israelites. It attracts on lately came across archaeological proof and clean interpretations of biblical and extrabiblical texts to teach how archaeologists and different researchers reconstruct the various aspects of those civilizations—political, geographic, social, monetary, non secular, technological, and aesthetic.

For skilled students or enthusiastic rookies, it truly is an enlightening portrayal of the folk and the land of Canaan and Israel, which strains many famous non secular and cultural traditions again to their historical roots. it's also an aim advent to a few much-debated issues, equivalent to the destiny of the Canaanite cultures, the origins of the Israelites, and the ancient accuracy of the Bible.

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The first was the era prior to World War I, best characterized as romantic in terms of its relationship with the past. The second phase, which falls between the two world wars, generally conceived of archaeology as a method for documenting, and later testing, the historical veracity of the Bible. The third phase, the time after the founding of the modern state of Israel, has Historical and Chronological Setting 33 taken many new turns and expanded our understanding of the past by employing ethnographic and experimental data as well as developed social theory.

Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. Rosen, A. 1995. ” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 14: 26–46. , and S. Bottema. 1982. ” In Paleoclimates, Paleoenvironments and Human Communities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in Later Prehistory, edited by J. Bintliff and W. van Zeist, 277–324. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. CHAPTER 3 Historical and Chronological Setting MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF SYRO-PALESTINIAN CULTURES Much of the Levantine chronology has been reconstructed with the aid of historical data from both within and outside the region itself.

1). As a result of the presence of Levantine pottery in some of the Egyptian graves, Petrie was also aware of early contact between the peoples of Egypt and those of the southern Levant. Petrie was a pioneer in terms of his understanding of the significance of ancient tells for what they were: artificial mounds created over time by successive layers of occupation. 2 The archaeologist Sir Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) arranges some of the pottery he found in Southern Palestine, which was part of an ancient pottery and bronze work exhibition at University College, London (ca.

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