[b-hebrew] Outline History (was Job and Sumer)
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Jun 11 21:52:49 EDT 2004
Here is a blurb about the book.
ON THE RELIABILITY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, K A Kitchen, 660 pages, Hardcover
For more than 250 years controversy has raged over the reliability of
the Old Testament. Questions about the factuality of its colourful
stories of heroes, villains and kings, for example, have led many
critics to see the entire Hebrew Bible as little more than pious
In this fascinating new book, noted ancient historian Kenneth Kitchen
takes strong issue with today's "revisionist" critics and offers a
firm foundation for the historicity of the biblical texts.
In a detailed, comprehensive and entertaining manner, Kitchen draws
on an unprecedented range of historical data from the ancient Near
East - the Bible's own world - and uses it to soundly reassess both
the biblical record and the critics who condemn it.
Working back from the latest periods (for which hard evidence is
readily available) to the remotest times, Kitchen systematically
shows up the many failures of favoured arguments against the Bible
and marshals pertinent permanent evidence from antiquity's
inscriptions and artifacts to demonstrate the basic honesty of the
Old Testament writers.
Enhanced with numerous tables, figures and maps, On The Reliability
Of The Old Testament is a must-read for anyone interested in the
question of biblical truth.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kenneth Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology and Honorary
Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental
Studies, University of Liverpool, England. He is the author of many
books on Egyptology, the ancient Near East, and biblical history. His
textbooks are required reading in many major universities around the
>From: "Uri Hurwitz" <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>
>To: "Michael Banyai" <Banyai at t-online.de>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 5:02 PM
>Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Outline History (was Job and Sumer)
>> Yes, this view is quite common nowadays. For a totally different approach
>that supports in broad outline the Patriarchial narratives based on a great
>deal of >external evidence, please consult K. Kitchen's recent work .
>What is the title of the work? Noam Eitan, Brooklyn, NY (fishing for another
>good title to read)
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