The Hebrew Bible describes the saga of a uniquely full-born, sophisticated, highly developed society that is radically different and distinct from its neighbors or from any other ancient people. A unique system of laws, justice, literature, poetry, government, worship, ideology, humanity and history is described. No one has suggested a credible, provable theory for its origin other than to take it at its face value. No one has demonstrated, with any degree of certainty, an alternate answer to how Israel and its way of life was born and accepted by a sometimes rebellious nation. Add to this the fact that during the past few years archaeologists have unearthed, almost at a monthly pace, numerous artifacts and pieces of evidence that validate the Biblical narrative. Serious seekers will find this volume a breath of fresh air.
About the Author
Yitzhak Meitlis, PhD, received his doctorate in archaeology from Tel Aviv University. He also holds degrees from the Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University. He is a professor of biblical archaeology at Herzog College.
In 2005 he was honored with the Minister of Education Prize for innovation in Jewish Studies. They said, There are but few who combine a profound knowledge of the Bible and its traditional commentators together with an inside understanding of modern archaeological research. Meitlis is one of the most promising of those.