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Bibil Identifier bibil:226790
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical Archaeology: a Plea for its Continuation
Author Strange, John
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 27, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 64-75 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract After a definition of the discipline the history of the discipline “Biblical Archaeology” is given with a short overview of the most important societies, institutions and excavations until around the-1960s. Some of the problems in the field are presented: the destruction of the walls of Jericho, the United Kingdom under David and Solomon, the time frame (“la longue durée” versus l’histoire événementelle) and the Patriarchal stories. The de-cline and demise of the discipline are shortly described, followed by an ac-count of the discipline in Denmark. Finally I stress the continuing relevance of the use of archaeology in Biblical studies: without a sound foundation in archaeology and critical history, theological studies will dissolve in literary, psychological and philosophical theorizing.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2013.764688
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction)
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