The evidence from the spade of archaeology demonstrates that the Bible is an accurate and authentic record of Israel’s history and its surrounding nations.
This beautifully produced book with over two hundred full colour images, reveals some of the many discoveries that either authenticate or illustrate the biblical narrative. The text is accurate, informative and assumes no prior knowledge of the world of archaeology. It follows the biblical record from Genesis to Revelation.
Timelines of the Ancient Near East empires, articles on specific thorny issues such as the Pharaoh of the Exodus and the census of Quirinius, an assessment of fallacies in the world of biblical archaeology and a detailed bibliography, all add to the value of this unique volume.
This is a superb new coffee table book. I’ve been privileged to see some proofs of this book and it’s a monster. Each page of this book by Brian Edwards and Clive Anderson is devoted to a particular find that backs up the Bible’s story. Of course, ultimately, believing the word of God is a question of faith (Heb 11.2), but – given that it is true – we should not be surprised to find treasures in the historical world backing up the Bible’s authenticity. This book works in two significant ways: first it encourages believers. Read this book, flick through it, dip into it and you cannot help but be encouraged to see how what you have long believed to be true is backed up by archeological finds. It should be on a Christian’s coffee table for that purpose! second it challenges unbelievers. I can see that working in a couple of ways. Have it at your house and people will dip into it. Are you a doctor? Put it in the waiting room. Or you could actually buy someone a copy. I think it will be effective as an apologetic tool – much like you might give someone a Keller book. It’s beautifully produced and illustrated and I’m very happy to commend it.
This must be the most accessible book on the subject of Biblical archaeology. Each chapter is one page long and so it is easy to dip into. They take chronological order from the flood to the conversion of Constantine. The illustrations are excellent and text argues for the reliability of the Bible, both in terms of events and people it mentions, and the wider social background. A good point it makes is that these details could not have been invented by later writers, but were faithfully recorded at the time. A book for the coffee table and to give away.
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