Between Text and Artifact: Integrating Archaeology in by Milton C. Moreland

By Milton C. Moreland

Among textual content and Artifact presents academics of religious study the entire instruments had to combine the newest archaeological info into their instructing and scholarship. 13 essays have been commissioned for this undertaking from archaeologists and biblical students who educate in undergraduate, graduate, and seminary settings. The essays provide functional recommendation in regards to the top on hand literature and audio-visual fabric within the box of archaeology relating to the Hebrew Bible, New testomony, early Judaism, ladies within the old international, and the useless Sea Scrolls. whilst considered along biblical literature, the archaeological list may help create new wisdom of the goods, environments, and landscapes within the Bible and of the political and social motivations for occasions defined within the textual content.

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In these types of courses, the past should also be a basis for discussing comemporaty political events in the Middle East and its impact on the present. [n this framework, it is even possible to introduce postprocessu::t!

Levy, "I'ref:lce," in lbe Archaeology ofSociety ill the Holy imlli (cd. T. E Levy; New York: Facts on File, 19(5), xiv. 36 11l::"IWEEN TEXT AND ARTIFACT make it difficult to recover in a llseful and systematic way the artifacts of daily life, especially as they pertain to gender. Despite the ubiquity and abundance of households, the bUildings themselves and their associated artifaCls are excavated, recorded, and published in ways that serve interests in typology and chronology, that is, in relative constructs, rather than in ways that serve the interests of knowing about the people who lived in the houses and used the objects.

The need for such a textbook is doubtless the main challenge facing us as educators and scholars in the {wenty-first century. lWEEN HEAVEN AND EARnl The redefinition and subsequent fragmentation of biblical archaeology described above closely parallels developments in biblical studies. In an insightful article entitled "On Listening to the Text-and the Artifacts," William G. Dever convincingly proposes that the history of scholarly inter~ pretation of both archaeology and the Bible shares a similar and parallel 41 Mich:lel D.

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