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The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating
Archaeology, Text and Science

ISBN 9781845530570
Published August 19, 2014 by Routledge
463 Pages

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Book Description

Radiocarbon dating is one of the key discoveries of the twentieth century. Archaeologists have recently begun to employ high precision radiocarbon dating to explore the chronology of the Iron Age in the Levant. Biblical archaeology - revolutionized by radiocarbon dating and statistical modelling - is leading the way in which archaeologists approach material culture. 'The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating' brings together a leading team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical scholars and radiocarbon dating specialists to examine the interface between archaeology, science-based research methods and the Bible. The book examines the dating of sites across the East Mediterranean, Jordon and Israel to test hypotheses concerning the historicity of the Old Testament.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to the Problems 1) Introduction: Radiocarbon Dating and the Iron Age of the Southern Levant Thomas E. Levy and Thomas Higham 2) The Debate over the Chronology of the Iron Age in the Southern Levant Amihai Mazar 3) The Low Chronology Update Israel Finkelstein 4) Shishak, King of Egypt A. J. Shortland II. Some Methodological Issues 5) Improving the Resolution of Radiocarbon Dating by Statistical Analysis Christopher Bronk Ramsey 6) The Early Iron Age Dating Project Ilan Sharon, Ayelet Gilboa, Elisabetta Boaretto and A.J. Timothy Jull III. Around the Eastern Mediterranean in the Iron Age 7) Radiocarbon Calibration in the East Mediterranean Region Sturt W. Manning, Bernd Kromer, Sahra Talamo, Michael Friedrich, Peter Ian Kuniholm and Maryanne W. Newton 8) A Dendrochronological 14C Wiggle-match for the Early Iron Age of North Greece Maryanne W. Newton, Peter Ian Kuniholm, and Kenneth A. Wardle 9) High Precision Dating and Archaeological Chronologies Sue Sherratt IV. Jordan in the Iron Age 10) Lowland Edom and the High and Low Chronologies Thomas E. Levy, Mohammad Najjar, Johannes van der Plicht, Thomas Higham, and Hendrik J. Bruins 11) Radiocarbon dating of the Khirbat-en Nahas site (Jordan) and Bayesian Modelling of the Results Thomas Higham, Johannes van der Plicht, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Hendrik J. Bruins, Mark Robinson, and Thomas E. Levy 12) Mesha, the Mishor and the Chronology of Iron Age daba?MaTimothy P. Harrison and Celeste Barlow V. Israel in the Iron Age 13) Ladder of Time at Tel Rehov Amihai Mazar, Hendrik J. Bruins, Nava Panitz-Cohen and Johannes van der Plicht 14) Quality Control of Groningen 14C results from Tel Rehov Johannes van der Plicht and Hendrik J.Bruins 15) The Groningen Radiocarbon Series from Tel RehovHendrik J. Bruins, Johannes van der Plicht, Amihai Mazar, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Sturt W. Manning 16)14C Results from Megiddo, Tel Dor, Tel Rehov and Tel Hadar Israel Finkelstein and Eli Piasetzky 17) High or Low: Megiddo and Rehov Israel Finkelstein 18) Correlation and Chronology: Samaria and Megiddo Redux Norma Franklin 19) Iron-Age 14C Dates from Tel Dan Hendrik J. Bruins, Johannes van der Plicht, David Ilan & Ella Werker 20) Iron I Chronology at Ashkelon Daniel Master 21) Desert Settlement through the Iron Age Hendrik J. Bruins and Johannes van der Plicht 22)Trajectories of Iron Age Settlement in North Israel and their Implications for Chronology Anabel Zarzecki-Peleg VI. Historical Considerations 23) Stamp-seal Amulets and Early Iron Age Chronology Stefan Munger 24) Problems in the Paleographic Dating of Inscriptions William M. Schniedewind 25) Some Methodological Reflections on Chronology and History-Writing William G. Dever 26) David Did It-Others Did Not: The Creation of Ancient Israel Baruch Halpern VII. Conclusion 27) The view from Mount Nebo Andrew Sherratt

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