The View from Nebo by Amy Dockser Marcus
How Archeology is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East

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The accounts of the Holy Lands history in the Bible have for years been taken for granted. But recently, a body of discoveries has raised questions about many of the most widely accepted Biblical narratives. Amy Dockser Marcus examines this research, which is changing not only our understanding of Scripture but the face of the Middle East today. Marcus takes the reader on a tour of the Old Testament to reveal new discoveries about the history of that time, and reminds us that the problems that plague the modern Middle East have their roots in Biblical timesand may find their solutions there, as well.
 

About Amy Dockser Marcus

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Amy Dockser Marcus joined the "Wall Street Journal" in 1988 & form 1991 to 1998 was based in Tel Aviv as the newspaper's Middle East correspondent. She is now a senior writer at "Money" magazine.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Little Brown and Company. 272 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Wall Street Journal Foreign correspondent Marcus offers a dry but ultimately fascinating look at how modern archaeologists and their recent discoveries at key biblical sites are reshaping traditional views of the Bible, as well as the entire map of the Middle East.

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Some of this work may come to contradict, or even counteract, some of the basic political ideas of the modern state of Israel, but it seems clear that politicians, particularly in the Israeli context, will only utilize biblical scholarship if it fits their agenda--so it is unlikely that archeolog...

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