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Dever, William G.

Overview
Works: 114 works in 377 publications in 1 language and 12,259 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
Biblical archaeology by Shalom M Paul( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 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 661 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
Recent archaeological discoveries and biblical research by William G Dever( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus : the Egyptian evidence( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 417 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 387 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
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( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezer I : preliminary report of the 1964-66 seasons by William G Dever( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 210 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 179 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 178 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 173 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 167 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 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the texts : an archaeological portrait of ancient Israel and Judah by William G Dever( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 92 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"
 
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Did God have a wife? : archaeology and folk religion in ancient Israel
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 (187)

Covers
Recent archaeological discoveries and biblical researchExodus : the Egyptian evidenceSymbiosis, symbolism, and the power of the past : Canaan, ancient Israel, and their neighbors from the Late Bronze Age through Roman PalaestinaConfronting the past : archaeological and historical essays on ancient Israel in honor of William G. DeverPreliminary 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