Description - From Eden to Exile by David Rohl
As the leading figure in New Archaeology, David Rohl has been at the forefront of the movement to discover the archaeological evidence for events described in the Old Testament which we have come to think of as myths. His previous books, Test of Time and Legend presented the arguments and counter-arguments. In From Eden to Exile this discursive approach is replaced by historical storytelling, which follows the sequence of events from the rise of Neolithic civilisation in a region now part of Iran which inspired the story of the Garden of Eden, through Noah, Abraham and the sojourn in Egypt, to the fall of Jericho, the dual kingdoms of the Promised Land and lastly, the exile in Babylon, where the stories of the Old Testament were collated into something very like their present form. A fascinating history book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in ancient history, religion and archaeology.
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(177mm x 110mm x 33mm)
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Author Biography - David Rohl
David Rohl holds a degree in Egyptology and Ancient History from University College London, where he was also awarded the W.F Masom History Research Scholarship. Rohl has excavated at Kadesh-on-the-Orontes with the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology. He co-founded and was Director of The Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISIS), until its dissolution in 2005. He was the writer and presenter of the internationally acclaimed television documentary series Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest. Rohl is Britain's leading Egyptologist and currently lives in Spain.