Emeritus Professor Anthony J. Frendo, Senior Fellow linked with the Department of Oriental Studies and the Department of Classics and Archaeology, will very shortly be publishing the book titled 'Approaching Biblical Archaeology'.
The book includes valuable information about recent publications in the field.
Prof. Frendo introduces biblical students and scholars alike to the discipline of archaeology by explaining how the minds of professional archaeologists work, explaining what archaeologists seek, how they go about doing so, and how they interpret their data.
He shows those engaged in biblical scholarship how they can properly integrate biblical research with archaeological discoveries in a way that allows the bible and archaeology to be viewed and kept as distinct disciplines, the respective results of which, where relevant, may be integrated in productive discussion.
He also examines how the archaeology of the ancient Near East (particularly that of the southern Levant) has an essential bearing on how scholars can better appreciate the text of the bible, including its religious message. Frendo examines such matters as artefacts, stratigraphy and chronology, and archaeological reasoning. He also demonstrates that, whilst generally it is archaeology that casts light on the biblical text, at points biblical interpretation can help archaeologists to understand certain data.
The book is available for sale from Bloomsbury Use code GLR TW7 when ordering your copy for a 35% discount.