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Dever, William G.

Overview
Works: 98 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 10,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: BS621, 221.93
Publication Timeline
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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 1,145 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 885 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
Biblical archaeology by Shalom M Paul( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 650 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 )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus : the Egyptian evidence( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 407 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 )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 369 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 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 279 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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 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 164 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 163 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 145 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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezer VI : the objects from Phases I and II (1964-1974) by Garth Hugh Gilmour( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 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"--
 
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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
Alternative Names
Dever, Bill 1933-

Dever, W. G.

Dever, W. G. 1933-

Diṿer, Ṿilyam G.

Diver Vilyam G. 1933-....

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Who were the early Israelites, and where did they come from?Did God have a wife? : archaeology and folk religion in ancient IsraelRecent archaeological discoveries and biblical researchExodus : the Egyptian evidencePreliminary excavation reports : Sardis, Bir Umm Fawakhir, Tell el-ʻUmeiri, the Combined Caesarea Expeditions, and Tell DothanSymbiosis, 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. DeverThe echoes of many texts : reflections on Jewish and Christian traditions : essays in honor of Lou H. Silberman