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Archaeology

John R. Bartlett

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199237777
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199237777.003.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Archaeology

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This article discusses archaeology's impact on biblical scholarship, especially over the last two centuries. It describes the Christian pilgrims, explorers, travellers, map makers, and military surveyors who paved the way for the archaeologists. It focuses on twentieth-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: biblical scholarship; Christian pilgrims; travellers; explorers; map makers; Palestine; Israel

Article.  8834 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religion in the Ancient World ; Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Christianity

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