David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and by Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein

By Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein

Publish 12 months note: First released January thirty first 2006

The interesting box of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our realizing of the Bible -- and nobody has performed extra to popularise this sizeable shop of information than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, who published what we now find out about whilst and why the Bible used to be first written in The Bible Unearthed. Now, with David and Solomon, they do not anything below aid us to appreciate the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization.

David and his son Solomon are well-known within the Bible for his or her warrior prowess, mythical loves, knowledge, poetry, conquests, and bold development programmes. but because of archaeology's astounding reveals, we now be aware of that almost all of those tales are myths. Finkelstein and Silberman exhibit us that the ancient David used to be a bandit chief in a tiny back-water known as Jerusalem, and the way -- via wars, conquests and epic tragedies just like the exile of the Jews within the centuries sooner than Christ and the later Roman conquest -- David and his successor have been reshaped into robust kings or even messiahs, symbols of desire to Jews and Christians alike in instances of strife and melancholy and versions for the nice kings of Europe. A landmark paintings of study and lucid scholarship by way of exceptional luminaries, David and Solomon recasts the very genesis of western historical past in an entire new gentle.

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