Books by Neil Asher Silberman

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Released: Jan. 10, 2001

"Believers won't much like this new look at the Bible through an archaeological lens, and scholars won't find anything new, but everyone else will find Finkelstein and Silberman amiable guides."
A highly readable introduction to ancient archaeology and what it can teach us about the Bible. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Despite the occasional spark of connection, this epigonous work, so admittedly indebted to Scholem, adds little to what can be found more eloquently expressed in the master's Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism."
This new book by Silberman (The Hidden Scrolls, 1994) founders on the distinction it fails to keep between history and myth, description and celebration. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Stylishly written and rich in memorable detail, this is a rare find that actually offers fresh insight into the overstudied New Testament. (2 maps)"
An eloquent social history of first-century Palestine by Horsley (Religion/Univ. of Massachusetts) and Silberman (The Hidden Scrolls, 1994). Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"His depiction of the interplay between ancient history and its manipulation by nations, quacks, and petty academics is terrific."
International intrigue, scholarly arrogance, and eccentric personalities populate this examination of what the Dead Sea Scrolls really tell us. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"An eloquent, well-researched study of Israel's most eloquent researcher. (Photographs)"
Thorough, fascinating life of Yigael Yadin (1917-84), the Israeli soldier-archaeologist who both made and remade history. Read full book review >