CLIVE ANDERSON & BRIAN H EDWARDS
This beautifully produced book with over 200 full colour images, reveals some of the many discoveries that either authenticate or illustrate the biblical narrative. The text is accurate, informative & assumes no prior knowledge of the world of archaeology. It follows the biblical record from Genesis to Revelation. Timelines of the Ancient Near East empires, articles on specific thorny issues such as the Pharaoh of the Exodus & the census of Quirinius, an assessment of fallacies in the world of biblical archaeology & a detailed bibliography, all add to the value of this unique volume.
Clive Anderson is a Christian minister and author of nine books on historical and biblical subjects, including the prophet Nahum and Sennacherib of Assyria. He co authored with Brian Edwards the popular Though the British Museum with the Bible. Clive regularly leads tours of the British Museum and Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Italy and Greece. He is married to Amanda and they live in Hampshire, UK. Brian Edwards is the author of twenty books, including one on the accuracy and authority of the Bible, historical biographies on William Tyndale and John Newton and Grace – amazing grace, a study of the greatest word in the Christian vocabulary. He edits the Day One Publications Travel Guide series and preaches and lectures across the UK and abroad. Brian is married to Rosie and they live in Surrey, UK
This large, glossy hardback volume provides the most beautiful collection of biblically related archaeological finds I have seen for some time. If you are new to the Bible you will be fascinated at every turn of the page by the wealth of evidence in its favour from the world of archaeology. If you are already well acquainted with such material you will still find plenty of surprises and fresh insights. In over 250 pages the authors cover the Merneptah Stela, the walls of Jericho, Hezekiah’s tunnel, Corinth at the time of Paul and the early church catacombs of Rome. Good quality, large-scale photographs are faithfully reproduced on each page. As the book follows a chronological approach it allows the reader to follow the unfolding history of the Bible in pictures. Apart from the photographs, objects are accompanied by a full text description, scripture references, relevant maps, and an indication of where in the world they may be seen. The authors never shy away from problematic issues like the date of the Exodus or the census undr Quirinius. The objective tone of the volume ensures that while giving biblically sound opinions, the authors deal intelligently and respectfully with other points of view. The text itself is very readable, clear and brief. It is not a detailed reference volume, but an introductory taster. As such it woud suit the curious mind of any age. Preaching God’s word? This book will help bring your teaching alive. It will remind you that the Bible story concerns real people in real places at real times in history. Studying theology? This book will encourage your confidence in the reliability fo the Bible as a historical book. In a world of scepticism and doubt, this is a formidable testament to the trustworthiness of scripture. Visiting the Holy Land? This book will feed your enthusiasm and prepare your mind for the places you will explore. Though many of the locations are in the Holy Land there is also much in the book that you can also see in London or Rome. This book represents an attractive gift for a friend or a sound investment for a student. Don’t let the price put you off, this book is a keeper and given the quality of the printing it is worth every penny. Buy one for your pastor, but make sure you get another for yourself! Evangelicals Now – Dec 2014 – Chris Sinkinson, Moorlands College