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Dever, William G.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 9,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: BS621, 933
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Most widely held works by William G Dever
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 )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,142 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
Symbiosis, symbolism, and the power of the past Canaan, ancient Israel, and their neighbors from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina by W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and American Schools of Oriental Research Centennial Symposium ( )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confronting the past archaeological and historical essays on ancient Israel in honor of William G. Dever ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who were the early Israelites, and where did they come from? by William G Dever ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 883 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
Recent archaeological discoveries and biblical research by William G Dever ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does the Bible record historical events? Does archaeology prove the accuracy of the Bible? Dever endeavors to answer these controversial questions by using archaeological evidence from excavations and surveys done in Israel during the last generation, as well as the Hebrew Bible and other ancient texts. Illustrations
Biblical archaeology by Shalom M Paul ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did God have a wife? : archaeology and folk religion in ancient Israel by William G Dever ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 649 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."--BOOK JACKET
Exodus : the Egyptian evidence ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 406 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."--BOOK JACKET
A Manual of field excavation : handbook for field archaeologists by William G Dever ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of ordinary people in ancient Israel : where archaeology and the Bible intersect by William G Dever ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 356 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
Preliminary excavation reports : Sardis, Bir Umm Fawakhir, Tell el-ʻUmeiri, the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, and Tell Dothan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gezer I: preliminary report of the 1964-66 seasons by William G Dever ( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gezer II : report of the 1967-70 seasons in fields I and II by William G Dever ( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent excavations in Israel : studies in Iron Age archaeology ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The echoes of many texts : reflections on Jewish and Christian traditions : essays in honor of Lou H. Silberman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary excavation reports : Sardis, Paphos, Caesarea Maritima, Shiqmim, ʻAin Ghazal ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gezer IV : the 1969-71 seasons in field VI, the "acropolis" by William G Dever ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeology and Biblical studies: retrospects and prospects by William G Dever ( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excavations at the Early Bronze IV sites of Jebel Qa'aqir and Be'er Resisim by William G Dever ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How archaeology illuminates the Bible from the patriarchs to the Babylonian destruction by William G Dever ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each lecture presents expert material in an easy-to-absorb format, illustrated with helpful maps and plans, as well as stunning color photographs, providing [the viewer] with a glimpse into the everyday life of Ancient Israel as it pertains to the Bible"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Dever, Bill 1933-
Dever, W. G.
Dever, W. G. 1933-
Diṿer, Ṿilyam G.
Diver Vilyam G. 1933-....
Languages
English (181)
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