"Teachers and students alike will welcome the combination of Hoerth's informed scholarship and engaging style of presentation as he skillfully guides them through the many facets of biblical archaeology."--John Walton, Wheaton College
Archaeological discoveries can shed a flood of light on the biblical text, and this richly illustrated resource offers illuminating archaeological information related to the Old Testament.
"The most important contributions of archaeology to biblical studies," according to Hoerth, "are the various ways it illuminates the cultural and historical setting for the Bible, adds to our knowledge of the people, places, things, and events in the Bible, and its aid to translation and exegesis of biblical passages."
Hoerth surveys the entire Old Testament, pointing out the relevant archaeological material and explaining how it enriches biblical studies. In an attempt to bridge the Old and New Testament worlds, the author devotes the final chapter to examining the intertestamental period.
Hoerth's readable and accessible volume boasts over 250 illustrative items--charts, photographs, line drawings, and maps--and includes a helpful index and bibliography.