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The Future of Biblical Archaeology: Reassessing Methodologies and Assumptions: The Proceedings of a Symposium August 12-14, 2001 at Trinity Internatio [Paperback]

By James K. Hoffmeier (Editor) & Alan R. Millard (Editor)
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Pages   385
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   1.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2004
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802821731  
EAN  9780802821737  


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Biblical archaeology has long been a discipline in crisis. "Biblical minimalists," who believe that the Bible contains little of actual historical fact, today are challenging those who accept the historicity of Scripture. In this volume Jewish and evangelical Christian archaeologists, historians, and biblical scholars confront the minimalist critique and offer positive alternatives. Bringing a needed scientific approach to biblical archaeology, the contributors construct a new paradigm that reads the Bible critically but sympathetically. Their work covers the full range of subjects relevant to understanding the context of the Bible, including proper approaches to scriptural interpretation, recent archaeological evidence, and new studies of Near Eastern texts and inscriptions.

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Biblical archaeology has long been a discipline in crisis. "Biblical minimalists," who believe that the Bible contains little of actual historical fact, today are challenging those who accept the historicity of Scripture. In this volume Jewish and evangelical Christian archaeologists, historians, and biblical scholars confront the minimalist critique and offer positive alternatives. Bringing a needed scientific approach to biblical archaeology, the contributors construct a new paradigm that reads the Bible critically but sympathetically. Their work covers the full range of subjects relevant to understanding the context of the Bible, including proper approaches to scriptural interpretation, recent archaeological evidence, and new studies of Near Eastern texts and inscriptions. Contributors: Richard E. Averbeck Thomas W. Davis Daniel E. Fleming William W. Hallo Richard S. Hess James K. Hoffmeier Harry A. Hoffner Jr. David Merling Alan Millard Cynthia L. Miller John M. Monson Steven M. Ortiz Benjamin Edidin Scolnic Andrew G. Vaughn David B. Weisberg Edwin Yamauchi K. Lawson Younger Jr. Randall W. Younker Ziony Zevit

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James K. Hoffmeier (PhD, University of Toronto), who has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than thirty years, is now professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern archaeology at Trinity International University. Born and raised in Egypt, he has been a refugee from war and an alien in two different countries, making him sensitive to immigration issues.

DENNIS R. MAGARY, (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is chair of the department and associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive director for cultural engagement at the Hendricks Center, senior research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and senior Bible teacher for Back to the Bible radio. He is the author of over forty books. Darrell lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Sally. They have three children and four grandchildren.

WILLEM VANGEMEREN is director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies program and professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Bob Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was previously professor of New Testament and department chair at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or coauthor of several books and is active in pastoral training in Africa.

Graham A. Cole (ThD, Australian College of Theology) is the dean and professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. An ordained Anglican minister, he has served in two parishes and was formerly the principal of Ridley College. Graham lives in Libertyville, Illinois, with his wife, Jules.

Michael G. Hasel (PhD, University of Arizona) is Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology at the School of Religion, Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. He has authored numerous articles and books in biblical studies, archaeology, and Egyptology.

Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, University of Toronto) is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. He has authored or edited more than twenty-five books, including Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church.



James K. Hoffmeier currently resides in the state of Illinois. James K. Hoffmeier was born in 1951 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Wheaton College Trinity International University Trinity International.

James K. Hoffmeier has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Counterpoints: Bible and Theology
  2. Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition


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An assembly of informed scholars  Aug 4, 2007
The scholars assembled for this conference and eventual published volume are all top-notch in their respective fields: Egyptologists, Assyriologists, Hittitologists, Ugaritologists, field archeologists. Although their views on the historicity of the Bible are conservative, they speak cautiously and ground their views on a wide variety of types of evidence, both artifactual and documentary. I cannot think of a better place for a general reader to find orientation in the current debates about what history lies behind the biblical witness.
 
Chronology Problems in Biblical Arrchaeology  Mar 16, 2007
Hooffmeier provides an excellent discussion of the status of ongoing work and problems but fails to address the chronology problems brought out by David Rohl in "pharaohs and Kings, by Roger Henry in "Synchronized Chronology - Rethinking Middle East Antiquity" and by Ted T. Stewart in "Solving the Exodus Mystery". Anyone seriously interested in the archaeology and History of Palestine from 2500 to 4000 years ago, should read these other books as well as Hoffmeier.
 

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