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The Bible as History [Paperback]

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Pages   496
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.92" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.12"
Weight:   0.51 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1983
Publisher   Bantam
ISBN  0553279432  
EAN  9780553279436  

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Presents scientific evidence, uncovered by archaeologists, geologists, and other researchers, which indicates the historical foundation of the Bible

Publishers Description
"The Bible As History," now thoroughly updated with the latest scientific and archaeological breakthroughs in biblical investigation.
Revolutionary new evidence that confirms some of the most monumental and controversial events in the Bible-including the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra
Recently deciphered texts from the ancient world that offer an intriguing look back at the origin of the Ten Commandments
An entirely new chapter revealing the extraordinary techniques that may soon prove the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin
"The Bible As History" will take you on a breathtaking journey to the heart of Holy Scripture as it pieces together one of the most stunning spiritual puzzles in the history of mankind.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Der Autor Werner Keller befasst sich schon lange mit Ernahrung - ob gesund oder schmackhaft - der Hobby-Koch" hat hierbei viel lernen und erfahren durfen. Auch seine Erfahrungen mit Hawaiianischer Heilarbeit und deren traditionellen Art zu leben und sich zu ernahren haben dazu beigetragen, sich mit einer modernen und vor Allem gesunden Form von Ernahrung zu befassen - und letztendlich dieses Buch zu schreiben. Ich spreche alle an, die mit moderner Ernahrung schoner, junger und gesunder werden wollen - es ist moglich, ich zeige Ihnen wie!

Werner Keller was born in 1909.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Awesome  Feb 16, 2007
Everyone should read this book. I reinforces so much and at the same time it helped me understand the old testement like never before. The entire bible should be written like a history book for all to understand better.
Good Historical Background  Sep 22, 2006
I found this book an excellent historical background to Biblical times, especially its references to Egyptian Dynasties. For the most part, speaks strongly in favor of the Bible as an accurate record to Earth's past, but tends to downplay the miraculous for more natural occurences in nature. Like for instance, explaining away the parting of the Red Sea, as really the "Reed Sea," an extremely shallow body of water easily crossed on foot. Or Moses' experiencing Jehovah God speaking to him out of a burning bush, as a plant in the Middle East that actually ignites into flames on occasion. Of course, a shallow passage through the "Reed Sea" by the Children of Israel, doesn't quite explain away how Pharaoh's entire army was drowned there does it? But I take it for what its worth. Good history, bad theology.
Theology as History  Jun 28, 2006
Werner Keller was a journalist who was enamored with biblical studies and turned his attention to archeology as a result of the burgeoning area in the late 40s (Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi, etc.). The result was this book wherein Keller unashamedly declares - "The Bible is right after all." (p. xviii). He then proceeds to show us.

The book itself is well written and shows more than a little scholarship. He covers 4000 years of biblical history and he tries to integrate archeology with bible quotes and reference works, mostly from the 19th Century.

Yet the book is deeply flawed by Keller's desire to have everything validate the bible's positions. For example, he tries to show that Luke's dating of the census was not entirely incorrect since Quirinius had been in Palestine sometime "between 10 and 7 BC" (p. 344). Yet every scholar who has studied the issue claims that the census in 6 AD was the first census, so Quirinius' presence in Palestine in 8 BC is irrelevant. He spends an exhaustive amount of time detailing the history of the "Star of Bethlehem" and "proving" that the wise men would have arrived to see Jesus in December 7 BC. Then in the next breath he concludes that Jesus must have been born "before the onset of winter" (p. 354). In no case does he seem to realize that the "wise men", if they existed at all, came 2 years after Jesus' birth which is why Herod had all the children, 2 years or younger, slain. Or consider his remarks about the "one-time splendid synagogue" (p. 364) found in Capernaum. In fact, what is there is a public bulding of some sort, but there is no evidence that it was a synagogue until the 3rd Century.

You know that anyone who refers to Josephus as a "trusty historian" (p. 356) hasn't really done his homework.

It's a shame that Keller's theologically biases make a lot of the material unusable. This book can be dangerous if read by a person who is unable to separate fact from theology. Which is unfortunate because it does have a lot of good information and it is well written.
Why ''The Bible is right after all!'  Apr 25, 2006
An interesting book , in which allowances have to be made for the fact that it was first published in 1956 (I have just read the 1967 impression).
Keller outlines the historical backdrop to the Biblical narrative , while providing fascinating archaeological and historical evidence to prove that 'The Bible is right after all!', as the author writes in the introduction.
For those who claim that the book is discredited by how long ago it was written , the passage of time since then has strenghtned , not weakened the case for the Bible as history.

Part of the evidence presented by Keller includes Egyptian narratives that speak of similar events to those in the Exodus and Babylonian narratives that speak of similar events to those in the Bible narrative.
Keller writes of a Mesopotamian story about a baby in the bullrushes , and go's throught the plagues of Egypt describing how each one of them , with the exception of the death of the firstborn , is born out by phenomena in Egypt-each plague has a parrallel seen in Egypt.
Further the author explores the phenomenon of manna in the desert , and how it has been collected in the Sinai by later explorers.
The age of Solomon and the biography of Cyrus the Great are explored.
It is interesting that in the Persian records Cyrus was to be killed as a baby on order of his grandfather but the would be executor had no heart for the deed.
Could the Allmighty have spared Cyrus for the task of letting the Jews return to Israel and rebuild Jerusalem
The book go's up the destruction of Jerusalem in 66 CE , before exploring various scientific phenomenon , which go to prove the truth of the Bible.
Interestingly gardeners and workers sometimes still find medallions with Roman descriptions in the soil of Israel today.
This book is a good primer to the subsequent works of this nature.
A tremendous resource on biblical history  Sep 24, 2005
This book has been out for several years and still remains the ultimate resource for biblical history as it relates to archeology. Very well done. Useful for the casual searcher and for the scholar.

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