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The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel

@inproceedings{Finkelstein2007TheQF,
  title={The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel},
  author={Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar and Brian B. Schmidt},
  year={2007}
}
The title of this useful volume is somewhat misleading. The “quest” associated with Albert Schweitzer’s similarly titled tome, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, uncovered the folly of attempting to write a biography of Jesus using the tools of historical inquiry. Finkelstein (Tel Aviv University) and Mazar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), two of the brightest Israeli lights on the contemporary archaeological scene, actually provide a reasonable glimpse into the value of judicious… Expand
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