Ancient World and Archaeology The Archaeology of Palestine and the Bible, by William Foxwell Albright. 2nd ed. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009. 246 pp. $99.00. ISBN 978-159333-665-3. One of the perennial touchstones in the field of archaeology in the ancient Near East, this work has been endlessly utilized and has laid the groundwork for countless future studies. In three lectures Albright describes how ancient Palestine was discovered, his famous excavation of Tell Beit Mirsim, and the relevance of archaeology for understanding the Bible. This work is part of the Gorgias Classic Archaeological Reprints. Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism, by Lawrence H. Schiffman. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010. 483 pp. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-8026-4976-2. With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls come major changes in our understanding of these texts and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and Christianity. One of the changes, that one cannot study Qumran without Jerusalem nor Jerusalem without Qumran, is explored in this volume. Although the Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the material also represents the common beliefs and practices of the Judaism of
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