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Joseph P. Free's Archaeology and Bible History, first published in 1950, served well an entire generation of pastors, Sunday school teachers, laypersons, and college students by summarizing the history of the Bible and shedding light on biblical events through archaeological discoveries. The author demonstrated how such data helps us understand the Bible and confirm its historical accuracy. At times he also dealt with issues of biblical interpretation and criticism, always from a historically orthodox position. When the book was withdrawn from circulation in 1976 after the fourteenth printing, many hoped for the day when it would be revised and updated. That task has now been undertaken by one of Dr. Free's former students and a biblical archaeologist in his own right, Dr. Howard Vos. He has brought the archaeological and historical material up to date and has modified earlier archaeological interpretations where necessary. The bibliography has been almost totally replaced.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780310479611
ISBN-10: 0310479614
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zondervan
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Free

The late Joseph P. Free was chairman of the department of archaeology at Wheaton College, and later, professor of archaeology and history at Bemidji State College in Minnesota. He did extensive excavations of the city of Dothan and published numerous articles on issues of archaeology. Howard F. Vos is professor of history and archaeology at The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, New York. He has authored, co-authered, or edited twenty-three books on biblical archaeology and is a frequent contributor to Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias.