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Ancient Canaan and Israel takes readers beyond the scriptural portrayals of the region and into the everyday lives of Canaanites and Israelites. It draws on recently discovered archaeological evidence and fresh interpretations of biblical and extrabiblical texts to show how archaeologists and other researchers reconstruct the many facets of these civilizations--political, geographic, social, economic, religious, technological, and aesthetic.

For experienced scholars or enthusiastic newcomers, it is an enlightening portrayal of the people and the land of Canaan and Israel, which traces many well-known spiritual and cultural traditions back to their ancient roots. It is also an objective introduction to a number of much-debated topics, such as the fate of the Canaanite cultures, the origins of the Israelites, and the historical accuracy of the Bible.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jews History 1200-953 B, C, Jews History 953-586 B, C, Jews Politics and government To 70 A, D, Jews Social life and customs, Canaanites History, Palestine History To 70 A, D