Lives of Ordinary People : What the Bible and Archaeology Tell Us about Everyday Life in Ancient Israel

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-20
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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Author Biography

William G. Dever is professor emeritus of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the foremost American authority on Syro-Palestinian archaeology, with more than fifty years of experience in the field. His other books include Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? and Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion In Ancient Israel.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
On History and History Writingp. 1
The Challenges of Writing a History of Ancient Israelp. 11
The Natural Settingp. 35
The Database: Sites and Hierarchiesp. 47
Cities and Townsp. 106
Towns, Villages, and Everyday Lifep. 142
Socioeconomic Structuresp. 206
Religion and Cultp. 249
Israel's Neighborsp. 294
Warfare and the Endp. 320
Conclusionp. 368
Bibliographyp. 382
Name Indexp. 422
Subject Indexp. 428
Scripture Indexp. 433
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