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Archaeology and Bible History
Joseph P. Free    Revised and Expanded by Howard F. Vos

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Format: Paperback, 320pp.
ISBN: 0310479614
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: Revised edition October 4, 1992

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Joseph P. Free's Archaeology and Bible History, first published in 1950, served well an entire generation of pastors, Sunday school teachers, laypersons, and college students by summarizing the history of the Bible and shedding light on biblical events through archaeological discoveries. The author demonstrated how such data helps us understand the Bible and confirm its historical accuracy. At times he also dealt with issues of biblical interpretation and criticism, always from a historically orthodox position.

When the book was withdrawn from circulation in 1976 after the fourteenth printing, many hoped for the day when it would be revised and updated. That task has now been undertaken by one of Dr. Free's former students and a biblical archaeologist in his own right, Dr. Howard Vos. He has brought the archaeological and historical material up to date and has modified earlier archaeological interpretations where necessary. The bibliography has been almost totally replaced.



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The late Joseph P. Free was chairman of the department of archaeology at Wheaton College, and later, professor of archaeology and history at Bemidji State College in Minnesota. He did extensive excavations of the city of Dothan and published numerous articles on issues of archaeology. Howard F. Vos is professor of history and archaeology at The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, New York. He has authored, coauthered, or edited twenty-three books on biblical archaeology and is a frequent contributor to Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Table of Contents

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To the Reader
Reviser's Preface
1Bible Archaeology, Bible History, and Buried Cities13
2Creation (Genesis 1-3: Creation, Fall, Promise of a Redeemer)21
3Early Civilization (Genesis 4-11: Cain and Abel, Flood, Babel)35
4Abraham's Early Life in Canaan (Genesis 12-20)45
5Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 21-37)59
6Joseph in Egypt (Genesis 37-50)69
7Moses in Egypt (Exodus 1-12)77
8Out of Egypt (Exodus 12-40)85
9Mount Sinai and the Wilderness (Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)97
10The Conquest of Canaan (Joshua)107
11The Period of the Judges (Judges)117
12The Beginning of the Monarchy (1 Samuel: Eli, Samuel, Saul, David)123
13David's Reign (2 Samuel; 1 Chronicles 11-29)131
14Solomon's Reign (1 Kings 1-11; 2 Chronicles 1-9)139
15The Divided Kingdom (1 Kings 12-22; 2 Chronicles 10-20; Jeroboam Through Ahab, 931-853 B.C.)149
16The Northern and Southern Kingdoms, Israel and Judah, c. 850-750 B.C. (2 Kings 1-14; 2 Chronicles 21-25. Israel: Ahaziah Through Jeroboam II, 853-753 B.C. Judah: Jehoram to Azariah (Uzziah), 848-767 B.C.)159
17The End of the Northern Kingdom, c. 750-722 B.C. (2 Kings 15-17; 2 Chronicles 26-28. Israel: Zechariah Through Hoshea, 753-722 B.C. Judah: Azariah (Uzziah) Through Ahaz, 767-716 B.C.)165
18Judah, 722-640 B.C. (2 Kings 18-21; 2 Chronicles 29-33: Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon)173
19The End of Judah, 640-586 B.C. (2 Kings 22-25; 2 Chronicles 34-36; Jeremiah)185
20The Exile, c. 605-536 B.C. (2 Kings 25; Jeremiah; Daniel; Ezekiel)193
21The Return from Exile, 536-458 B.C. (Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah)203
22Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem (Ezra, Nehemiah, Malachi, c. 458-435 B.C.)209
23Palestine Under Persia, Greece, and Egypt in the Intertestamental Period, c. 435-200 B.C.215
24Palestine Under Syria, the Maccabees, and the Hasmoneans in the Intertestamental Period, c. 200-63 B.C.225
25Palestine Under Roman Rule, 63 B.C. and After (End of the Intertestamental Period and Beginning of the New Testament Period)231
26The Life and Ministry of Christ (Matthew; Mark; Luke; John)241
27The Beginning of the Church (Acts 1-12)259
28Paul's Journeys (Acts 13-28)267
29The Development of the Early Church (Paul's Later Life: Pastoral Epistles; General Epistles; Book of Revelation; Development of the Church)283
Bibliography Arranged Alphabetically by the Abbreviations Used in This Book301

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