Title

Review of Daniel M. MasterThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The relationship between the Bible and the scientific discipline of archaeology has often been fraught with suspicion, sensationalism, and the accusation of inappropriate preferential treatment of a text corpus that, when taken seriously, required the recognition of the existence of divine intervention in human history. To put it more plainly: following the death of William F. Albright, the dean of the (American) biblical archaeology movement, in the 1970s and 1980s, scholars working in the field began to reject the many suggested direct links between the Bible and ancient Near Eastern archaeology. References to the Bible disappeared from many publications, and arguing for important links Book Remei 377 between archaeological data and the biblical text was increasingly considered a taboo, approaching academic suicide.

Journal Title

Bulletin for Biblical Research

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

376

Last Page

379

First Department

Old Testament