By Ann E. Killebrew
Historic Israel didn't emerge inside a vacuum yet quite got here to exist along a number of peoples, together with Canaanites, Egyptians, and Philistines. certainly, Israel's very proximity to those teams has made it tricky - formerly - to tell apart the archaeological strains of early Israel and different modern teams. via an research of the consequences from fresh excavations in mild of suitable old and later biblical texts, this publication proposes that it truly is attainable to spot those peoples and hint culturally or ethnically outlined barriers within the archaeological checklist. gains of overdue second-millennium B.C.E. tradition are severely tested of their ancient and biblical contexts so one can outline the complicated social limitations of the early Iron Age and reconstruct the various fabric international of those 4 peoples. Of specific worth to students, archaeologists, and historians, this quantity can be a typical reference and source for college students and different readers drawn to the emergence of early Israel.
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Biblical Peoples And Ethnicity: An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, And Early Israel 1300-1100 B.C.E. (Archaeology and Biblical Studies 9) by Ann E. Killebrew