The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology provides readers with a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text. This handbook is full of color photos, charts, and maps that help illuminate the text of Scripture.
The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, theological, and apologetic studies. Illustrated with full-color photos, charts, and maps, this handbook provides readers with a wealth of information that complements and supplements the historical context of the Bible.
The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section is an annotated bibliography of important biblical archaeological reports, books, and journal articles for further study. The rest of the handbook is devoted to a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text, including a section on the intertestamental period.
A rich array of visual images including photos of excavations sites, coins, maps, artifacts, and historic structures allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Bible. This monumental work gives readers the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historical places while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
“‘The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.’” (Page 46)
“The oldest creation account is the Sumerian Eridu Genesis, discovered in Nippur.” (Page 47)
“When the Bible is properly regarded as an historical (not simply religious or theological) document, it may provide the needed historical information to identify archaeological sites and assist in the proper interpretation of finds. Therefore, archaeology must not be considered an objective and final statement in the matter of historical or biblical interpretation.8 On the other hand, even though archaeology has recovered only a fraction of the whole, that fraction has been overwhelmingly successful in providing a positive confirmation of biblical historicity.” (Page 23)
“Identify the ways archaeological data might influence the understanding of the biblical text” (Page 25)
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J. Randall Price, Th.M. Dallas Seminary, Ph.D. University of Texas and graduate work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Judaic Studies in the School of Divinity at Liberty University where he teaches doctoral seminars and has taught Biblical Archaeology since 2007. He directed excavations on the Qumran Plateau from 2002-2012 and serves as co-director with Dr. Oren Gutfeld in the new Operation Scroll Project excavating caves in the Judean Desert. In 2017 the first of these excavations at Cave 53 at Qumran discovered the first scroll cave in over 60 years. He is author of several popular books on archaeology including The Stones Cry Out, Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rose Guide to the Temple and contributed archaeological entries to the Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible.
H. Wayne House (ThD, JD) is distinguished research professor of theology, law, and culture at Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of numerous books, including Charts of Cults, Sects, and Religious Movements; and Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine; and Charts of Apologetics and Christian Evidences. Dr. House is past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife Irina reside in Silverton, Oregon.