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The Bible and recent archaeology
Kenyon, Kathleen M., 1906-1978.
Publication Information:
Atlanta : John Knox Press, [1978]

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105 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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The keeper at the Ashmolean Museum has honored Dame Kathleen Kenyon by rewriting her expanded Haskell lectures that were delivered at Oberlin College in 1976 (CH, Nov '79). That well-written and illustrated title provided for both general readers and specialists the most recent evidence of archeological research that could be used to interpret the Bible. It was vintage Kenyon, one of her last statements before her death in 1978. Most of this ``edition'' is a new document; it is both a commentary on Kenyon's contribution and a sifting through of older and more recent results. The Bible follows the same chronological approach as the earlier title while expanding it with excellent new photographs, maps, and charts; however, like Kenyon, Moorey is masterful at being concise. The great archaeological strides, the new discoveries, and the significant reinterpretations since 1978 are summarized. Moorey has recreated an excellent primer that could be read profitably with another survey meant to update the layperson's knowledge: Recent Archaeology in the Land of Israel, ed. by H. Shanks and B. Mazar (1984), which is not mentioned in the bibliography.-S.M. Paley, SUNY at Buffalo