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The archaeology of Israel [electronic resource] : constructing the past, interpreting the present / edited by Neil Asher Silberman & David Small.

Contributor(s): Silberman, Neil Asher, 1950- | Small, David B | Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies (Lehigh University).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 237.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (350 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780567220592 (electronic bk.); 0567220591 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Congresses | Israel -- Antiquities -- Congresses | Bible. Old Testament -- Antiquities -- Congresses | Archaeology | Excavations (Archaeology) | Temple de J�erusalem (J�erusalem) -- Congr�es | Fouilles (Arch�eologie) -- Isra�el -- Congr�es | Isra�el -- Antiquit�es -- Congr�es | Palestine -- Population -- Histoire -- Congr�es | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | Bijbelse archeologieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Archaeology of Israel.DDC classification: 933 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Neil Asher Silberman and David B. Small -- Politics and archaeology / Amos Elon -- Archaeology, political culture, and culture in Israel / Yaacov Shavit -- Structuring the past : Israelis, Palestinians, and the symbolic authority of archaeological monuments / Neil Asher Silberman -- Historical imaginings, ideological gestures : W.F. Albright and the 'reasoning faculties of man' / Burke O. Long -- Tel Miqne-Ekron : an Iron Age I Philistine settlement in Canaan / Trude Dothan -- The Yigael Yadin memorial excavations at Hazor, 1990-93 : aims and preliminary results / Amnon Ben-Tor -- Discoveries at Tel Dor / Ephraim Stern -- The excavations at Tel Beth Shean during the years 1989-94 / Amihai Mazar -- The revolutionary effects of archaeology on the study of Jewish history : the case of the ancient synagogue / Lee I. Levine -- Jewish ritual baths : interpreting the digs and the texts : some issues in the social history of Second Temple Judaism / Benjamin G. Wright III -- Pots and people revisited : ethnic boundaries in the Iron Age I / Israel Finkelstein -- Can pig remains be used for ethnic diagnosis in the ancient Near East? / Brian Hesse and Paula Wapnish -- Group identification and ethnicity in the construction of the early state of Israel : from the outside looking in / David B. Small -- Philology, theology, and archaeology : what kind of history do we want, and what is possible? / William G. Dever -- Text and artifact : two monologues? / Baruch Halpern.
Summary: This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, as well as the overarching issue of how texts and archaeological knowledge are to be combined in the reconstruction of ancient Israel.
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"Presented in this volume are papers delivered at a conference of the Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University entitled 'The archaeology of Israel: constructing the past, interpreting the present' held on the Lehigh campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 22-24, 1994"--Introd.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction / Neil Asher Silberman and David B. Small -- Politics and archaeology / Amos Elon -- Archaeology, political culture, and culture in Israel / Yaacov Shavit -- Structuring the past : Israelis, Palestinians, and the symbolic authority of archaeological monuments / Neil Asher Silberman -- Historical imaginings, ideological gestures : W.F. Albright and the 'reasoning faculties of man' / Burke O. Long -- Tel Miqne-Ekron : an Iron Age I Philistine settlement in Canaan / Trude Dothan -- The Yigael Yadin memorial excavations at Hazor, 1990-93 : aims and preliminary results / Amnon Ben-Tor -- Discoveries at Tel Dor / Ephraim Stern -- The excavations at Tel Beth Shean during the years 1989-94 / Amihai Mazar -- The revolutionary effects of archaeology on the study of Jewish history : the case of the ancient synagogue / Lee I. Levine -- Jewish ritual baths : interpreting the digs and the texts : some issues in the social history of Second Temple Judaism / Benjamin G. Wright III -- Pots and people revisited : ethnic boundaries in the Iron Age I / Israel Finkelstein -- Can pig remains be used for ethnic diagnosis in the ancient Near East? / Brian Hesse and Paula Wapnish -- Group identification and ethnicity in the construction of the early state of Israel : from the outside looking in / David B. Small -- Philology, theology, and archaeology : what kind of history do we want, and what is possible? / William G. Dever -- Text and artifact : two monologues? / Baruch Halpern.

This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, as well as the overarching issue of how texts and archaeological knowledge are to be combined in the reconstruction of ancient Israel.

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