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Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Eric H Cline

26 November 2009

ISBN: 9780195342635

168 pages

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99



Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of sites that would "prove" the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known modern archaeologists, the sites that are essential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made in the last half century, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Tel Dan Stele.

  • This topic has broad general appeal. Television documentaries about biblical archaeology continue to be popular attracting high audience ratings.
  • Cline approaches the subject from a secular perspective which many other books on the topic do not.
  • Separate chapters deal with the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, conveying the essential debates that archaeologists continue to address.
  • Cline also discusses the issue of frauds and forgeries, and looks at the future of biblical archaeology.

About the Author(s)

Eric H Cline, Associate Professor of Classics and of Anthropology (Ancient History and Archaeology) and Chair of the Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures, The George Washington University


"Winner of Best Popular Book on Archaeology 2011 from the Biblical Archaeology Society."

"Anyone wanting a concise, authoritative, and up-to-date account can do no better than to turn to Eric Cline." - Church Times