John R. Bartlett

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology


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This chapter examines the impact of archeology on biblical scholarship, in particular over the last two centuries. It describes the Christian pilgrims, explorers, travelers, map-makers, and military surveyors who prepared the way for the archaeologists. The chapter focuses on 20th-century archaeology in Palestine/Israel, demonstrating archaeology's growing independence as a discipline and its effect on modern understanding of the Bible's presentation of history.

Keywords: Bible; biblical scholarship; Palestine; Israel; biblical history

Chapter.  8652 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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