NEW DIRECTIONS IN BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY by David Noel and Jonas Greenfield--Eds. Freedman

NEW DIRECTIONS IN BIBLICAL ARCHEOLOGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The purpose of this collection is to provide a survey of what is currently being done in the field of Biblical archeology. That end is accomplished, in large measure, by two of the thirteen articles--that of W.F. Albright on the relationship between archeology and Biblical studies, and that of Ernest Wright on the status of current Biblical archeology. The other contributions, all of them by distinguished scholars, are of varying importance, clarity and interest. Outstanding among them is that of Yigael Yadin on the so-called ""Temple Scroll,"" the most recently discovered and possibly the most important of the Dead Sea scrolls. Of the remaining ten articles, half are reprints of pieces on the scrolls and half are essays on such Biblical and archeological topics as the Israelite Sanctuary at Arad (by Yohanan Aharoni) and the Daliyeh papyri (by Frank Moore Cross). For the most part, the book will be interesting (and, frequently, intelligible) only to the serious student of the Biblical sciences, and as such its proper haven will be the shelves of only the larger theological collections.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1969
Publisher: Doubleday