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381 Problems in the Paleographic Dating of Inscriptions William M. 405 Som e Methodological Reflections on Chronology and History-Writing William G. 413 David Did It, O thers Did N ot: The creation of Ancient Israel Baruch Halpern 42 2 V II. The View from M ount Nebo Andrew Sherratt Index 441 445 Preface The idea for this book germinated when one of us (TL) was on sabbatical in 2003 at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies located in the magnificent Jacobean manor house in the Oxfordshire village of Yarnton.During that period, we had the good fortune of meeting during TLs visit to the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU).In fact, Biblical archaeology is leading the field of world archaeology in how archaeologists must deal with history, historical texts, and material culture.A great deal of debate has been generated by this new research direction in southern Levantine (Israel, Jordan, Palestinian territories, southern Lebanon & Syria, the Sinai) archaeology.Together, we spearheaded a radiocarbon dating project of samples from the Iron Age site of Khirbat en-Nahas in southern Jordan.
We are especially fortunate to have had laboratory representatives from the four main institu tions who have carried out radiocarbon analyses of Iron Age materials from Israel and Jordan attending the meeting.Bruins, Johannes van der Plicht, David lian and Ella Werker 20.337 Desert Settlem en t through the Iron Age: Radiocarbon dates from Sinai and the Negev Highlands Hendrik J. 323 Iron I Chronology at Ashkelon: Prelim inary results of the Leon Levy expedition Daniel M. vil 349 Trajectories of Iron Age Settlem ent in N orth Israel and their Implications for Chronology Anabel Zarzecki-Peleg 367 V I. Stamp-Seal Am ulets and Early Iron Age Chronology: An update Stefan Miinger 24.Although this is an academic book that will be of great interest to Biblical scholars, archaeologists, Egyptologists, and radiocarbon specialists, the general public will also be interested because of the important issues concerning the historicity of the Bible tackled in this volume.As this book "raises the bar" in how archaeologists tackle historical issues as manifest in the interplay between the archaeological record and text, its interest will go well beyond the 'Holy Land.' You can write a book review and share your experiences.
By the end of the sabbatical, we decided to mount an international conference or workshop at Yarnton Manor that would bring together many of the leading archaeologists, Biblical historians, Egyptologists, and radiocarbon dating specialists working on these problems.