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The book is organized to follow history as outlined in the Bible, starting with Abraham in Ur of the Chaldees in proceeding up until about the time of the Greeks

The Bible as History in Pictures. The book is organized to follow history as outlined in the Bible, starting with Abraham in Ur of the Chaldees in proceeding up until about the time of the Greeks. It ties out all of the major biblical narratives to archaeological digs and textual evidence from other sources. The biblical Abraham lived sometime during the Bronze Age.

The Bible as History book. In this very readable work, Werner Keller takes a look at the Old Testament narrative, and even some of the New Testament chronicles, and examines them in the light of history and archeology. The main thrust of Keller's arguement is that the places mentioned in the Bible are real, and have been discovered by archeologists in the past century of so. Ur, the city where Abraham was born, is a real place. There actually is tall ziggurat in the city of Babylon which could have been the tower of Babel.

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Werner Keller (August 13, 1909 in Gut Nutha, Anhalt – February 29, 1980 in Ascona) was a German civil .

Werner Keller (August 13, 1909 in Gut Nutha, Anhalt – February 29, 1980 in Ascona) was a German civil servant, journalist, nonfiction author and anti-Nazi resistance fighter. He studied Engineering and Medicine, and then Jurisprudence, in Berlin, Rostock, Zurich and Jena. In 1933 he became a Doctor of Jurisprudence. In 1955 he published The Bible as History, his best-known and most successful book, which correlated the text of the Bible with the results of archaeological diggings in the Middle East, providing, according to Keller, a confirmation for the Bible's veracity which was not dependent on religious faith.

Werner Keller was a German civil servant, nonfiction author, and an anti-Nazi resistance fighter. The contents of the text does not follow a plot or storyline, the book is an informative background of the bible as it relates to history

Werner Keller was a German civil servant, nonfiction author, and an anti-Nazi resistance fighter. While He was in the anti-Nazi resistance group, he saved the lives of many Jewish people who being oppressed by the Nazi regime. I couldn’t find any critiques of the book online, but the bible itself has been criticized for its authenticity throughout history, which is what prompted the author to write this book. The contents of the text does not follow a plot or storyline, the book is an informative background of the bible as it relates to history. I thought the book was very informative and I learned a lot new information about the bible and about history.

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Werner Keller, Joachim Rohork. This groundbreaking work that sheds light on the historical foundations of the bestselling book of all time-the Bible-is now back in print.

In this book, Dr. Werner Keller has brought the Bible alive for countless readers by telling the exciting story of how archaeologists have adventured 4000 years into the past to document events and to illuminate the backgrounds of the Scriptures. With this entirely fresh, lavishly illustrated new volume, the same distinguished author makes the world of the Bible visible as well as intelligible. He has selected a wide range of photographs-scenery, monuments, sculptures, wall paintings, excavations and the rest- to illustrate the Bible story. by Werner Keller, Joachim Rohork.

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The Bible As History, now thoroughly updated with the latest scientific and archaeological breakthroughs in biblical investigation. Including:Revolutionary new evidence that confirms some of the most monumental and controversial events in the Bible-including the destruction of Sodom and GomorraRecently deciphered texts from the ancient world that offer an intriguing look back at the origin of the Ten CommandmentsAn entirely new chapter revealing the extraordinary techniques that may soon prove the authenticity of the Shroud of TurinThe Bible As History will take you on a breathtaking journey to the heart of Holy Scripture as it pieces together one of the most stunning spiritual puzzles in the history of mankind.

Comments: (7)

Wanenai
This book has been out for many years, but is still very relevant. You will learn a lot by reading about the history related to the Bible. It's more fascinating than you can imagine. I'm not particularly religious and didn't purchase this to learn more about the Bible... I was interested in the historical value of the book. I was very surprised... It goes back to the first mention of God by mankind... and you might just change your mind if you're not religious. If not that... then you will be very educated very quickly. The book is easy to read and full of interesting historical information. It's not opinion or rambling.. it's just straight up all the information you should know already. I doubt that most Christians even know where Christianity began..this goes back to the very seed of religion. It tells how the Bible came to be and progressed and who did what and for what reasons. Over the years this has also made a great present for my Christian friends as a small birthday, Christmas, going-away gift... or just an "I care" gift. I've bought at least 10 as gifts. Even those who sort of grimaced when opening the package have come back to tell me how surprised they were and how much they learned from the book. No one is sorry about getting it or reading it. Even tho most heathen of my friends has been very interested in this book. I was glad to read it again. The. last time I read it was over ten years ago and I had forgotten a lot. I like to be able to hold my own in conversations about religion or any subject... this will make you more educated than 99% of the people in your crowd. It is fascinating and not a boring read.
Anararius
I read the earlier version (This is an updated version) and was disappointed. The earlier version did not jump to a biblical conclusion, but let the reader make up his/her own mind. This one has more stated conclusions. The bothersome part is that the conclusions were not based on conclusive evidence and should have been left open.
Made-with-Love
The book is organized to follow history as outlined in the Bible, starting with Abraham in Ur of the Chaldees in proceeding up until about the time of the Greeks. It ties out all of the major biblical narratives to archaeological digs and textual evidence from other sources.

The biblical Abraham lived sometime during the Bronze Age. That was a time in which agriculture already had two millennia of history and writing was well-established in both the Fertile Crescent and Egypt. Abraham's birthplace was a large city near modern Basra, meaning he presumably left a comfortable life to become a nomadic herdsman wandering through parts of what are today Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. As with Abraham, they plot his son and grandsons' meanderings by associating biblical references to archaeological discoveries of places with similar names and in the identified geographical locations.

The Exodus presents something more of a difficulty, but the author does a workmanlike job of providing plausible explanations for manna, the quail, and the various tribes that Moses encountered along the way. The same is true for Joshua's conquest of the land of Canaan. The cities mentioned are there, where they're supposed to be, and they are destroyed, as they were supposed to be. Explanations are forwarded for smaller miracles; larger ones such as the sun standing still for a day, or Jericho's walls tumbling at the sound of the trumpet, are not. The authors present arguments both supporting and questioning the text of the Bible, though the sense of the book tends to accept the biblical account except when proven otherwise.

The authors admit that there are many difficulties in the chronology. The ages of the patriarchs is one such difficulty. Abraham and Sarah supposedly lived within historical times, when nobody else achieved anywhere near Abraham's 175 years or bore children in their 90s. Also, it is hard to find enough time in the tie-in with chronology of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon and other kingdoms to allow for 480 years of Egyptian captivity and another 430 from Moses down to King David. They identify some of these problems, but don't resolve them.

This book reflects its 50-year-old roots in what it does not address. Its history embraces the period from the middle Bronze Age to the middle Iron Age. There were constant advances in technology. The coming and going of each city can be dated by the technologies they used, writings, and foreign references. Later researchers have found a number of anachronisms. It does not consider population densities or resources. In particular, how could the Sinai support the supposed 600,000 exiles from Egypt, what happened to that large number during the 40 years of wandering, and how could Joshua have had adequate arms and men to conquer Canaan? You fall back to accepting that these stories are at best fuzzy, or part mythical.

The book lacks an index, a timeline, and graphs and tables to visibly display the associations that it is making in words. A reader has to approach the book on a chapter by chapter basis, following the same organization as the Bible. For that reason among others, the Bible as History appears to put the Bible first and history second.

On a positive note, a person who has not had the time or fortitude to wade through the first 14 books of the Bible, namely Genesis through Chronicles, will find this a very readable summary of biblical history, and one which puts the Bible into the perspective of world history.
Molace
I bought this as a gift, but I have not been able to give it up yet. Fascinating to read and see the pictures of the areas that have been discovered that match the bible !! Great for believers, and maybe for someone just trying to discover the truth of the bible.
Hilarious Kangaroo
this is like one of them old time bible history books that you don't see or find anymore. In fact, some of the pictures, I have not seen in other newer book's. So sometimes older is better. In a way it is like a bible almanac. But in another it is not. Another, great add.
Thordira
Per my order, I was supposed to get the edition dated March 26, 2012. Well, the actual publishing date according to the inside cover is 2008. However, according to the inside of the back cover, the date is October 05, 2012. Interestingly, nowhere in the book does it state the March 26th 2012 date! Strange? Now, what did I get? Certainly not what I ordered!
Also, buyer be aware that you receive a totally cheapened down version of this great book. No graphics whatsoever, leave alone any of the great pictures of the old hardcover editions! I am very disappointed in this book. I feel they should mention the fact that there are no graphics and no pictures in the paperback edition.
Unfortunately the paperback edition is pretty much useless. Werner Keller's original book is a great account of bible history, made understandable for (almost) everyone. It is not just a dry sientific collection of facts, it was always meant to be entertaining!
Take my advice and spend more of your money and get an edition with pictures and graphics - it is worth it!
Daizil
I purchased for a friend because I have a copy that I harvested at a Book fair. Fantastic book of Biblical history that reads like a good novel. A must for students of the Word of God!
Bible as History download epub
Historical Study & Educational Resources
Author: Werner Keller
ISBN: 0553242008
Category: History
Subcategory: Historical Study & Educational Resources
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books (December 1983)