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By Thomas Evan Levy, Thomas Higham

Over the last numerous years, a couple of Levantine archaeologists engaged on the Iron Age (ca. 1200 - 586 BCE) have started to hire excessive precision radiocarbon courting to unravel a variety of chronological, ancient and social matters. this is often revolutionizing conventional 'Biblical Archaeology' which over the last a number of many years has been seen as parochial. The incorporation of excessive precision radiocarbon relationship equipment and statistical modeling into the archaeological 'tool field' of the 'Biblical archaeologist' is revolutionizing the sector. in truth, Biblical archaeology is major the sector of global archaeology in how archaeologists needs to care for heritage, ancient texts, and fabric tradition. loads of debate has been generated by way of this new study course in southern Levantine (Israel, Jordan, Palestinian territories, southern Lebanon & Syria, the Sinai) archaeology. This publication takes the heartbeat of the way archaeology, science-based learn equipment and the Bible interface at first of the twenty first century. The e-book brings jointly prime archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical students, radiocarbon relationship experts and different researchers who've embraced radiocarbon relationship as an important device to check hypotheses in regards to the historicity of features of the previous testomony or Hebrew Bible (hereafter, easily the Bible). even supposing this can be a tutorial booklet that might be of serious curiosity to Biblical students, archaeologists, Egyptologists, and radiocarbon experts, most of the people can be end result of the vital matters about the historicity of the Bible tackled during this quantity. As this e-book "raises the bar" in how archaeologists take on old concerns as take place within the interaction among the archaeological list and textual content, its curiosity will pass way past the 'Holy Land.'

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