Kaiser lets history triumph over hearsay in this comprehensive chronicle of God’s chosen people. He refutes many of today’s common misconceptions about Israel and sets down an accurate account of its history, from the Patriarchal Age to the birth of Christ, based on the Holy Scriptures. Thorough, with attention to detail, Kaiser carefully researched his subject, assembled the facts, and conveyed his findings in a convincing narrative style. He supports the Scriptures’ historical claims with ancient Eastern documents and compelling archaeological evidence. A History of Israel addresses current approaches to the study of the history of Israel, common fallacies found in the modern secular historical study, and convincing proofs for the historical authenticity of the Bible. Kaiser carefully scrapes away the layers of time to reveal the truth about the land and the people of Israel.
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament) retired as President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2006. He studied at Wheaton College and earned a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He taught Bible and archeology at Wheaton and then went on to teach Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, for more than twenty years. Dr. Kaiser currently serves on the boards of several Christian organizations. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Toward an Exegetical Theology and Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church in the Preachers Collection (7 vols.).