The Bible as History First published in this book has remained thru its revisions a standard text on biblical investigation Readers all over the world have been captivated by the descriptions of excavations the dec

  • Title: The Bible as History
  • Author: Werner Keller William Neil Joachim Rehork B.H. Rasmussen
  • ISBN: 9781566198011
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover
  • First published in 1955, this book has remained thru its revisions a standard text on biblical investigation Readers all over the world have been captivated by the descriptions of excavations, the deciphering of ancient documents the informed arguments concerning the reliability of the bible Since the 1st revised edition in 1964, however, new techniques have broughFirst published in 1955, this book has remained thru its revisions a standard text on biblical investigation Readers all over the world have been captivated by the descriptions of excavations, the deciphering of ancient documents the informed arguments concerning the reliability of the bible Since the 1st revised edition in 1964, however, new techniques have brought much additional information to light, fascinating parallels between the Ten Commandments other ancient documents have been discovered This 2nd revised edition, published in 1980, includes a new chapter on the Turin Shroud, a postscipt on the accuracy interpretation of the bible by biblical scholar Joachim Rehork A lively blend of drama reporting that reads like a detective story grafted on a history book Time.Introduction to the New Revised EditionIntroduction to the First EditionDigging up the Old Testament The coming of the patriarchs from Abraham to Jacob In the realm of the pharaohs from Joseph to Moses Forty years in the wilderness from the Nile to the Jordan The battle for the Promised Land from Joshua to Saul When Israel was an empire from David to Solomon Two kings two kingdoms from Rehoboam to Jehoiachin From the Exile to the Maccabean Kingdom from Ezekiel to John Hyrcanus Digging up the New Testament Jesus of Nazareth In the days of the apostlesPostscriptBibliographyGeneral Index

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    1. Werner Keller William Neil Joachim Rehork B.H. Rasmussen says:

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    1. This book has been sitting in my library for too many years and it has suffered to have been put in boxes and moved from one place to another. Buried in boxes or in other books. But I finally dug it out so that it could come to life and tell me its story.What prompted its rescue was the series of Lectures that the Prado Museum is currently offering. The cycle will last till the spring and the running theme is the Bible and Art. Since I have visited the Book of Books so very little, I hoped that [...]

    2. This was an excellent choice for me. It was refreshing to read a book examining the Bible, written by an unbeliever, yet treating treating it with respect. Too often, challenges today are presented with so much scorn that they fail to present reasoned arguments or recognize that intelligent people find the Bible reliable. Warner is not afraid to say that in certain cases the Bible appears to differ from the archealogical evidence, but he does so with evidence and respect. The finds he discusses [...]

    3. Not much to say about this book except that the title is totally misleading as is the book description. Even back then when I was still somewhat wet behind the ears I noticed immediately that the title doesn't fit at all and the book is not what its claimed to be. The book simply finds explanations for certain events described in the Bible, e.g. the sugary "bread" in Exodus is simply sugar produced by lice, which of course do not stop producing simply because its the 7th day of the week. Also th [...]

    4. As the title implies, the purpose of this book is to prove that The Bible is not fiction. Rather, it is historical and the book really succeeded in proving that. The Old Testament part (which is 2/3 of the book) is quite confusing because it covers several generations of prophets, kings, etc. However, the New Testament was a breeze. I think it could have been an easier read if the reader is very familiar with the Old Testament. This book is one that I will remember for the rest of my life and th [...]

    5. Take into account that this book was published in 1956 and was written by a German author who was neither archeologist nor historian. The author's intent was to demonstrate through current (at the time) archeological and other information that the Holy Bible is in fact historical. It was sometimes dull and sometimes fascinating. In any case, a student of the Bible, and especially of the Old Testament, will find the book intriguing. Putting many Old Testament stories and prophets in chronological [...]

    6. I liked this book but didn't love it. I think the author jumps to some unwarranted conclusions and perhaps exaggerates and embellishes the evidence a bit from time to time. But nevertheless, it does my soul good to know that at least many of the people, places, and things mentioned in the Bible can indeed be verified 100% through modern day archeology. In fact, many of the findings simply cannot be disputed. The truth is like that and I find it very refreshing. I'm still waiting for the book ent [...]

    7. For an interesting look into the history of the bible as proven by archaeology this book should be on your short list. The majority of the book deals with the Old Testament, but there is a decent sized section on the New Testament. Some of the finds really make the words of the bible much more understandable. I recommend it to everybody who asks me about history and the bible, and desire a good introduction to the subject.

    8. The amazing thing is this is a translation from german and yet is still compulsively readable. Fascinating stuff!

    9. This is such a good book! It takes you through a great deal of modern archaeology as related to the Bible. A wonderful read!

    10. Eu acho que preciso começar falando sobre editorialização, especificamente.Por exemplo, sobre quando se dá a um livro um título que, em comparação com seu real conteúdo, pode ser considerado sensacionalista. Senão, vejamos:O que originalmente, em inglês, é The Bible as History, em português, é vendido como E a Bíblia tinha Razão Como a ciência comprova os acontecimentos descritos na Bíblia". Aumentou, heim?Me parece que a Editora Melhoramentos não deveria tentar passar um livro [...]

    11. It seems to be almost a rule today that Biblical scholars assign a degree of fiction to the narratives outlined in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. It makes sense to a degree. Who ever heard of the Philistines, the Moabites, the Edomites, the Amalekites, and where do we read about the great defeat of Pharoah's army in the annals of Ancient Egypt? In this very readable work, Werner Keller takes a look at the Old Testament narrative, and even some of the New Testament chronicles, and ex [...]

    12. At the time it was published, little was thought of the bible as more than a collection of symbolic stories with some symbolic meaning. The number of discoveries made helped confirm much of what the bible said, although many of the author's explanations are rather disappoint eg, the supposed global flood was little more than a regional flood, albeit extensive. Some other explanations are a forced match, though concrete in their real findings but requiring a lot of flexibility and interpretation [...]

    13. I wanted to get some historical background before I undertook reading the Bible cover to cover this year. I don't even know how I acquired this book, but I am so glad I did! I am completely drawn in to Keller's enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of Biblical history and archaeology. I am searching for other works he may have written, because of his writing style and thoroughness! The way he was able to bring to life the peoples, customs, and cities that are mentioned or existed during the time of [...]

    14. In terms of a factual book, looking at one of the great treasures of the Western World, this is a must read. there are those who insist that there must be a 'rational explanation' to everything they meet in Scripture, and those who feel that ' rational explanations devalue the their faith in a miracle working God.This book attempts to show what historians and archaeologists have discovered about the places and times that the Bible stories we all know were set in. It is not attempting to discredi [...]

    15. I liked this book a lot. It was easy to read without dumbing down the information. I also liked that the author doesn't spend time trying to justify discrepancies in things, just stated the information, how some historical accounts didn't fit with Biblical accounts, and left it at that.

    16. I found this on my boyfriend's parent's book shelf. I love archaeology and would like to know more about biblical timesemed the perfect read. Not exactly a page turner, but definitely interesting so far. I will probably take a while to finish this book.

    17. This book offers a look at the times and events of the Bible with a historical perspective. It is well-written and fascinating. Definitely worth a second read.

    18. In defending rating this five stars there are a number of caveats. Firstly I read the 1955 edition and I am troubled what updates and revisions have come to light over the last 70 years - for example there are definite controversies and disagreements on tying in ancient history timelines - the time and Pharaohs of Exodus for example, which are not addressed. However Keller is not writing as an archaeological scholar but rather a journalist and thus the book is not obliged to enter the arguments, [...]

    19. If you just read the back cover you may assume that this book is set to "prove" that Bible is 100% correct. But page after page, the book talks about hard facts and archeological findings without any bias. I have reduced one star for the bit hard narration style.

    20. Great companion to Holy Bible readings. Well researched. I have read at sections of this book for 20 years and finally made time to read cover to cover, highlighting places I will reread.

    21. Written in 1956, parts of this book are dated. Also, he tries a bit too hard to make his case for the complete truthfulness of the Bible. Still there are some interesting pieces of information.

    22. An extremely well-researched and detailed work that explores the correlation between archaeological and scientific discoveries with the events depicted in the Bible.

    23. This is a pretty good read. The author covers a great amount of territory to explore the extent to which there is historical evidence to bolster Biblical text. The author, in his "Introduction," notes that "In Palestine, places and towns which are frequently mentioned in the Bible are being brought back once more into the light of day. They look exactly as the Bible describes them and lie exactly where the Bible locates them." He concludes his introduction with the statement that, after poring o [...]

    24. I read this a few years ago while trying to answer an ever crescent question in my then christian mind: is the Bible purely a collection of literary fantasies, is it at least historically accurate, is it true?Well, the book tries to make the point that it is accurate and conveys a true message (whatever that means for you). In light of later research (this book dates from 1955), it is obvious that the Bible contains lots of fabricated events and details in order to make some theological point. A [...]

    25. Informative and entertaining. You can pick the stories you like best from the Bible and study their historical counterpart -as far as the sciences have allowed us to discover- and wherever you look you will find no evidence against anything the biblical authors have said. Obviously the details are lost to any historical research, but the political frame and social upheavals involved in the stories are all supported. What is surprising is to find the author a non-believer. How can someone believe [...]

    26. The book is informative and interesting, but at times a bit dry. Plus, the sentence structure is often confusing. (You know how in your head you can usually figure out the sentence structure, so you know when the action of the sentence is coming, and you know the rest are adjectives and nouns leading up to or describing the action? Yeah, not so much with this one. Plus, proper punctuation would be a GREAT thing to have. Not that the book is missing periods, but there are times when a comma is us [...]

    27. I really enjoyed the lessons in history in conjunction with great archaeological discoveries. I guess if I had to sum up the mantra of this book it would be that archaeology findings are in direct line with the history of civilizations of the Old and New Testament. The one annoying part about the book is that although the author, Werner Keller, often points out the authenticity of the Bible, he feels a need to explain away how each miracle in the scriptures was caused by a natural phenomenon. Al [...]

    28. I really loved this book.des being informative (and this being originally written in the 50's)you can sense the author's enthusiasm for the subject. Archeology was very exciting at this time and to dig up and validate people and places from the bible would have been like finding gold. He filled in some gaps in history (the bible's and Egyptian). I liked that he was checking everything against the neighbouring countries texts in ancient times. One can also learn from the past why there is present [...]

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