Digging through the Bible: understanding biblical people, places, and controversies through archaeology

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Many of our religious beliefs are based on faith alone, but archaeology gives the opportunity to find evidence about what really happened in the distant past-evidence that can have a dramatic impact on what and how we believe. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Fruend as he takes readers through digs he has led in the Holy Land, searching for evidence about key biblical characters and events. Digging Through the Bible presents overviews of the evidence surrounding figures such as Moses, Kings David and Solomon, and Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as new information that can help us more fully understand the life and times in which these people would have lived. Freund also presents new evidence about finding the grave of the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and gives a compelling argument about how the Exodus of the Israelites may have taken place in three separate waves over time, rather than in a single event as presented in the Bible. In addition to discussing some of the greatest Biblical controversies of our day, Freund provides a compelling discussion of how to understand these debates and how much information is necessary to form new conclusions about the past. An engaging introduction to the practice of Biblical archaeology, Digging Through the Bible shares information about the Holy Land that can provide a powerful connection between past history and present faith.
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table_of_contents The search for Sinai: archaeological reflections on Moses, the Exodus, and the revelation at Mount Sinai -- Searching for King David and King Solomon and the ancient city of Jerusalem -- Searching for Jesus in Galilee and Babylonia -- Searching her-stories: women in ancient Israel -- Searching for synagogues: a lost synagogue ritual recovered by archaeology -- Searching for the teacher of righteousness at Qumran and in the Dead Sea scrolls -- Seeking Mary: the mother of Jesus; Miriam, sister of Moses; and the well and bathhouse of Nazareth -- The search for Bar Kokhba: one "biblical" character who was found.
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title Digging through the Bible : understanding biblical people, places, and controversies through archaeology
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