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Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention?

By Daniel I. Block (Editor); Bryan H. Cribb (Editor); Gregory S. Smith (Editor)

B&H Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780805446791, 346pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008


Israel: Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention? "is a collection of essays responding to the radical claims that Israel and its history actually began following the Babylonian exile, and that the history of Israel we read about in the Bible is a fictionalized account.

Contributors are leading Bible and archaeology scholars who bring extra-biblical evidence to bear for the historicity of the Old Testament and provide case studies of new work being done in the field of archaeology and Old Testament studies.

About the Author
Daniel I. Block (D.Phil, University of Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College.

Gregory S. Smith (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate vice president for Academic Administration and assistant professor of Bible at the College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a contributing author to "Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words" (Zondervan).