WorldCat Identities

Dever, William G.

Overview
Works: 121 works in 389 publications in 2 languages and 12,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William G Dever
 
Most widely held works by William G Dever
Symbiosis, symbolism, and the power of the past : Canaan, ancient Israel, and their neighbors from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina by William G Dever( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent archaeological discoveries and biblical research by William G Dever( )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the past : archaeological and historical essays on ancient Israel in honor of William G. Dever by William G Dever( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did the biblical writers know, and when did they know it? : what archaeology can tell us about the reality of ancient Israel by William G Dever( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book noted Syro-Palestinian archaeologist William G. Dever attacks the minimalist position head-on, showing how modern archaeology brilliantly illuminates both life in ancient Palestine and the sacred scriptures as we have them today. Assembling a wealth of archaeological evidence, Dever builds the clearest, most, complete case yet for the existence of a real Israel during the Iron Age of ancient Palestine (1200-600 B.C.)."--Jacket
Who were the early Israelites, and where did they come from? by William G Dever( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses one of the most timely and urgent topics in archaeology and biblical studies - the origins of early Israel. For centuries the Western tradition has traced its beginnings back to ancient Israel, but recently some historians and archaeologists have questioned the reality of Israel as it is described in biblical literature. In Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? William Dever explores the continuing controversies regarding the true nature of ancient Israel and presents the archaeological evidence for assessing the accuracy of the well-known biblical narratives."--Jacket
Gezer VI : the objects from Phases I and II (1964-1974) by Garth Hugh Gilmour( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publication of Gezer VI: The Objects from Phases I and II (1964-1974) continues the presentation of archaeological reports on the Hebrew Union College-Harvard Semitic Museum Excavations at Gezer between 1964 and 1974 as part of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology Annual Series. With the exception of objects previously published in Gezer V, Gezer VI provides a comprehensive database with listings of all of the objects recovered during both the Phase I (1968-1971) and Phase II (1971-1974) HUC excavations at the site. In addition, the volume offers a summary of the stratigraphic history of Tell Gezer and includes a series of plates illustrating a large sample of the finds sorted by type and strata. Provided also are a series of comparative studies of the major material and type groupings of the object repertoire"--
Biblical archaeology by Shalom M Paul( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did God have a wife? : archaeology and folk religion in ancient Israel by William G Dever( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did God Have a Wife? shines new light on the presence and influence of women's cults in early Israel and their implications for our understanding of Israel's official "Book religion." Dever pays particular attention to the goddess Asherah, reviled by the authors of the Hebrew Bible as a foreign deity but, in the view of many modern scholars, popularly envisioned in early Israel as the consort of biblical Yahweh. His work also gives new prominence to women as the custodians of Israel's folk religion." "The first book by an archaeologist on ancient Israelite religion, this study critically reviews virtually all of the archaeological literature of the past generation, while also bringing fresh evidence to the table."--Jacket
Exodus : the Egyptian evidence( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few events have shaped Jewish and Christian tradition more than the Exodus from Egypt - and few have been as controversial for historians. The emphasis in the past has been on understanding the Exodus in light of Israelite history and Israelite origins. This book - a collection of six papers given at a conference at Brown University - looks at new evidence of the Exodus: the Egyptian evidence." "The contributors include leading historians, archaeologists, Egyptologists and literary scholars. Join them as they discuss, among many other topics, whether the Exodus was a specific historical event or a wider phenomenon spread over time, whether wall reliefs at Karnak depict a battle between the Egyptians and the Israelites, and whether the Israelites emerged from within ancient Canaanite society."--Jacket
A Manual of field excavation : handbook for field archaeologists by William G Dever( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of ordinary people in ancient Israel : where archaeology and the Bible intersect by William G Dever( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book William Dever addresses the question that must guide every good historian of ancient Israel: What was life really like in those days? Writing as an expert archaeologist who is also a secular humanist, Dever relies on archaeological data, over and above the Hebrew Bible, for primary source material. He focuses on the lives of ordinary people in the eighth century B.C.E. - not kings, priests, or prophets - people who left behind rich troves of archaeological information but who are practically invisible in "typical" histories of ancient Israel. --from publisher description
Beyond the texts : an archaeological portrait of ancient Israel and Judah by William G Dever( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William G. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it was--not as the biblical writers argue it should have been. Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a nontheological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers"--
Gezer I : preliminary report of the 1964-66 seasons by William G Dever( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezer II : report of the 1967-70 seasons in fields I and II by William G Dever( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent excavations in Israel : studies in Iron Age archaeology( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary excavation reports--Sardis, Idalion, and Tell el-Handaquq North( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary excavation reports : Sardis, Bir Umm Fawakhir, Tell el-ʻUmeiri, the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, and Tell Dothan( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary excavation reports : Sardis, Paphos, Caesarea Maritima, Shiqmim, ʻAin Ghazal( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The echoes of many texts : reflections on Jewish and Christian traditions : essays in honor of Lou H. Silberman( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezer IV : the 1969-71 seasons in field VI, the "acropolis" by William G Dever( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What did the biblical writers know, and when did they know it? : what archaeology can tell us about the reality of ancient Israel
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Recent archaeological discoveries and biblical researchConfronting the past : archaeological and historical essays on ancient Israel in honor of William G. DeverWhat did the biblical writers know, and when did they know it? : what archaeology can tell us about the reality of ancient IsraelWho were the early Israelites, and where did they come from?Did God have a wife? : archaeology and folk religion in ancient IsraelExodus : the Egyptian evidencePreliminary excavation reports--Sardis, Idalion, and Tell el-Handaquq NorthThe echoes of many texts : reflections on Jewish and Christian traditions : essays in honor of Lou H. Silberman
Alternative Names
Dever, Bill 1933-

Dever, W. G.

Dever, W. G. 1933-

Dever, William Gwinn.

Diṿer, Ṿilyam G.

Diver Vilyam G. 1933-....

William G. Dever Amerikaans antropoloog

William G. Dever archéologue, anthropologue

ויליאם דיוור

데버, 윌리엄

데버, 윌리엄 G

威廉·丹佛

Languages
English (238)

Spanish (2)