Free Download: The Bible Unearthed

Free download of The Bible Unearthed. Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology

The Bible Unearthed. Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman can be downloaded in full (pdf) here .

Since the 1970s, archaeologists have made great strides in recovering the lost world of the Old Testament. Experts understanding of ancient Israel and its neighbours, and Bible tales, have been changed by these discoveries. This book looks at how the Bible came into existence. The authors assert that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob never existed, David and Soloman were merely Chieftans and not kings and the Exodus never happened. They claim, through archaeological evidence, that the Bible was created by the people from the southern nation of Judah, in a last ditch attempt to keep their faith alive.

Now while I’m dead against the minimalism and revisionist nihilism proposed in the book, it’s also good to hear what they’re saying… before they’re proven…

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