David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and by Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein PDF

By Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein

ISBN-10: 1416556885

ISBN-13: 9781416556886

Publish yr note: First released January thirty first 2006
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The fascinating box of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our knowing of the Bible -- and nobody has performed extra to popularise this huge shop of data than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, who printed what we now find out about while and why the Bible was once first written in The Bible Unearthed. Now, with David and Solomon, they do not anything lower than support us to appreciate the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization.

David and his son Solomon are recognized within the Bible for his or her warrior prowess, mythical loves, knowledge, poetry, conquests, and bold construction programmes. but due to archaeology's awesome unearths, we now recognize that almost all of those tales are myths. Finkelstein and Silberman express us that the ancient David was once a bandit chief in a tiny back-water referred to as Jerusalem, and the way -- via wars, conquests and epic tragedies just like the exile of the Jews within the centuries earlier than Christ and the later Roman conquest -- David and his successor have been reshaped into strong kings or even messiahs, symbols of desire to Jews and Christians alike in instances of strife and melancholy and versions for the nice kings of Europe. A landmark paintings of study and lucid scholarship by means of awesome luminaries, David and Solomon recasts the very genesis of western historical past in a complete new mild.

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