By Milton C. Moreland

Among textual content and Artifact offers lecturers of religious study all of the instruments had to combine the latest archaeological info into their instructing and scholarship. 13 essays have been commissioned for this venture from archaeologists and biblical students who train in undergraduate, graduate, and seminary settings. The essays provide sensible recommendation concerning the most sensible to be had literature and audio-visual fabric within the box of archaeology on the topic of the Hebrew Bible, New testomony, early Judaism, girls within the old international, and the useless Sea Scrolls. whilst seen along biblical literature, the archaeological checklist will help create new wisdom of the goods, environments, and landscapes within the Bible and of the political and social motivations for occasions defined within the textual content.

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62. '; ARE 41 task of grinding was done simultaneously by several women from one household, neighboring households, or both. Similarly, ovens were often positioned in ways that indicate they were sh;lred across households, providing evidence that women from several households coordinated their bread-baking work. Iconographic rcmains dramatically point to the same cooperative work. Small terra-cottas of the late Iron Agc depict several women kneading dough in tandem, and ;1 Boetian terra-colla of a group of women bent over a knc:lding trough has led the excavators of a Paleslinian site to identify an installation in an Iron Age dwelling as a bread-kneading trough.

A Critical Survey of Handbooks on Biblical Archaeology: 83-85 in this volume. 10 11lOm:ls E. Levy, "I'ref:lce," in lbe Archaeology ofSociety ill the Holy imlli (cd. T. E Levy; New York: Facts on File, 19(5), xiv. 36 11l::"IWEEN TEXT AND ARTIFACT make it difficult to recover in a llseful and systematic way the artifacts of daily life, especially as they pertain to gender. Despite the ubiquity and abundance of households, the bUildings themselves and their associated artifaCls are excavated, recorded, and published in ways that serve interests in typology and chronology, that is, in relative constructs, rather than in ways that serve the interests of knowing about the people who lived in the houses and used the objects.

Still lacking is a basic textbook that gives equal time and anention to text and artifact in an academic but readable and interesting formal. The need for such a textbook is doubtless the main challenge facing us as educators and scholars in the {wenty-first century. lWEEN HEAVEN AND EARnl The redefinition and subsequent fragmentation of biblical archaeology described above closely parallels developments in biblical studies. In an insightful article entitled "On Listening to the Text-and the Artifacts," William G.

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