Barry M. Gittlen compiles 12 scholarly papers from the American Schools of Oriental Research. These works bring together the disciplines of archaeology and biblical studies, encourage and enhance dialogue on the subject, and begin a study of Israelite religion based on new methods of examining textual and archaeological data.
The studies are based around four themes: the relationship between text and artifact; the relationship among images, archaeology, and religion; how holy places, particularly temples, can be better understood through contemporary structural studies; and death—how mortuary practices, texts concerning beliefs about the dead, and a comparison of the various sources of data can lead us to a fuller understanding of the experience of death and dying among the Israelites.
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