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By Israel Finkelstein

Even supposing Israel used to be dominant for many of the time the kingdoms of Israel and Judah coexisted, it has remained in Judah s shadow in either the Hebrew Bible and as a result within the cognizance of recent scholarship. This e-book offers the 1st accomplished heritage of the northern country and outline of the archaeology of northern Israel from the overdue Bronze Age (ca. 1350 B.C.E.) until eventually the kingdom's fall in 720 B.C.E. and past. It tells the tale of the northern country basically in its formative levels. The narrative relies in archaeology and uses the main up-to-date box examine, with the addition of what's identified from historical close to japanese and biblical texts. Finkelstein's thirty years of fieldwork in websites with regards to the northern nation have prepared the ground for a brand new realizing of the historical past and archaeology of historic Israel.

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