The Bible, Archaeology, and the History of Early Israel

Posted in: Ancient Near East Today, ASOR
Tags: Archaeology, Bible, biblical history, history, israel, Israelites, Near East, Ralph Hawkins

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By: Ralph K. Hawkins

The problem of the relationship between the Bible and archaeology is an old one, and archaeological trends over the last several decades have shifted away from using the Bible. For those working in biblical or Near Eastern studies, however, the question has an abiding relevance. What are the terms of engagement for a productive dialogue between the two disciplines?

How Israel Became a People (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2013).

How Israel Became a People (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2013).

I was first introduced to this question in 1992, in a master’s seminar in

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