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Biblical Archaeology Triumphant

Thomas W. Davis

in Shifting Sands

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195167108
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195167104.003.0003
 Biblical Archaeology Triumphant

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George Ernest Wright produced a crucial change in the paradigm of biblical archaeology. He took the “scientific” construct of the field and gave it a positive rationale for existence. He made biblical archaeology the support structure for a positivist theological understanding called the Biblical Theology Movement. He completed the process begun by Albright of making biblical archaeology a synonym for Palestinian archaeology. The Albright-Wright archaeological reconstruction of the history of Israel is what is commonly known as biblical archaeology.

Keywords: George Ernest Wright; biblical archaeology; Palestine; Albright-Wright paradigm

Chapter.  10641 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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