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Silberman, Neil Asher 1950-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 358 publications in 7 languages and 10,792 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Dictionaries  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scientific advisor, Other
Classifications: BS621, 221.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Asher Silberman
The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Bible Unearthed two leading scholars, an archaeologist and a historian, combine a tour of the field of biblical archaeology with a explanation of how and why the Bible's historical saga differs so dramatically from the archaeological finds. They explain what the Bible says about ancient Israel and show how it diverges sharply from archaeological reality. They then offer a new version of the history of ancient Israel, bringing archaeological evidence to bear on the question of when, where, and why the Bible was first written." "As to why the answers are so new, Finkelstein and Silberman draw on evidence from decades of archaeological work and dozens of digs in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria, to explain that the key early books of the Bible were first codified in the seventh century B.C.E., hundreds of years after the core events of the lives of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, and the conquest of Canaan were said to have taken place." "Yet the ultimate message of The Bible Unearthed is not just a correction of the record. Instead, it is a unique and fascinating explanation of the origins of the Bible. The Bible's newly identified authors, threatened with political crisis and the intimidation of nearby empires, crafted a brilliant document, a set of stories and teachings that would eventually appeal to the faithful beyond the boundaries of any particular kingdom."--Jacket
Digging for God and country : exploration, archeology, and the secret struggle for the Holy Land, 1799-1917 by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a study of the beginnings of biblical archeology examines its historical background and the cultural conditions which influenced its development. The author knits together this period's events and trends, starting with Napoleon's campaign in the Middle East, to which he attached French scholars, and ending with the British conquest of Ottoman Palestine in 1917. He reports on the political in-fighting and covert plotting between rival nations and the individual battles between opposing scholars that led to many of archeology's greatest discoveries
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western tradition by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries of biblical archaeology have shed powerful light on the characters in the Bible. Here, archaeologists Finkelstein and Silberman focus on the first two great kings of the Bible as a lens through which we can see the evolution of the entire era. The Bible's verses on David and his son were written in stages, over many hundreds of years, by authors living in very different circumstances. The earliest folklore about David depicts a bandit leader, leading a small gang of traveling raiders. In later periods, authors added images of a poet, the founder of a great dynasty, a political in-fighter, and a sinner. A similar evolution of Solomon from the builder of the Temple, to expander of his empire, to wise sage, to rich trader similarly reflects successive stages of history. Ultimately, David and Solomon came to embody a tradition of divinely inspired kings.--From publisher description
The hidden scrolls : Christianity, Judaism, & the war for the Dead Sea scrolls by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the international intrigue and academic politics behind the decades of struggle for control of the Dead Sea scrolls
Between past and present : archaeology, ideology, and nationalism in the modern Middle East by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible America : unearthing our hidden history( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible America is a visual guide to five hundred years of North American history and culture, from the 1490s to the 1990s, that uses artifacts of everyday life to tell long-neglected stories from our past. It weaves photos, text, and maps into lively two-page spreads that explore forgotten facets of life in each era of American history, from the pre-Colonial period to modern times
The archaeology of Israel : constructing the past, interpreting the present by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This challenging volume offers a timely and extensive overview of the current state of archaeology in Israel. Contributed by leading scholars, the essays focus on current problems and cutting-edge issues, ranging from reviews of ongoing excavations to new analytical approaches. Of interest not only to archaeologists, but to social historians as well, the topics include archaeology and social history, archaeology and ethnicity, as well as the overarching issue of how texts and archaeological knowledge are to be combined in the reconstruction of ancient Israel
Heavenly powers : unraveling the secret history of the Kabbalah by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel by Neil Asher Silberman( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedies of the Jewish state. Through the use of never-before-published sources, Neil Asher Silberman has crafted a compelling story of Yadin's rise and fall, and of the powerful national ideology he helped create
Archaeology and society in the 21st century : the Dead Sea scrolls and other case studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bible dévoilée : les nouvelles révélations de l'archéologie by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grandes questions de la Bible hébraïque sont revisitées après de récentes recherches archéologiques. Quand date l'apparition du monothéisme? Des premiers Israélites? Et où? Comment s'est faite l'entrée dans la Terre promise? L'Exode a-t-il vraiment eu lieu? Quand et pourquoi Jérusalem est-elle devenue capitale de l'Israël antique, ce peuple choisi par Yahvé?
The Oxford companion to archaeology( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Oxford Companion to Archaeology' is an up-to-date reference work on virtually every aspect of this fascinating field. Entries range from the broad overviews, to treatments of particular themes, to discussions of peoples, and societies
Keine Posaunen vor Jericho : die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stellt den fundamentalistischen Glaube an die Bibel als historischen Tatsachenbericht wird, schlüssig, verständlich und wissenschaftlich belegt, in Frage
David und Salomo : Archäologen entschlüsseln einen Mythos by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discoveries of biblical archaeology have shed powerful light on the characters in the Bible. Here, archaeologists Finkelstein and Silberman focus on the first two great kings of the Bible as a lens through which we can see the evolution of the entire era. The Bible's verses on David and his son were written in stages, over many hundreds of years, by authors living in very different circumstances. The earliest folklore about David depicts a bandit leader, leading a small gang of traveling raiders. In later periods, authors added images of a poet, the founder of a great dynasty, a political in-fighter, and a sinner. A similar evolution of Solomon from the builder of the Temple, to expander of his empire, to wise sage, to rich trader similarly reflects successive stages of history. Ultimately, David and Solomon came to embody a tradition of divinely inspired kings.--From publisher description
Les rois sacrés de la Bible : à la recherche de David et Salomon by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bible raconte l'épopée de David et Salomon, les premiers rois d'Israël. Leur histoire a inspiré le destin des Juifs et d'Israël jusqu'à nos jours mais aussi l'institution monarchique européenne. Les auteurs enquêtent au coeur de la légende royale d'Israël mais aussi de l'Occident et montrent que le récit de la Bible tient davantage du mythe et de la légende que de la vérité historique
La biblia desenterrada : una nueva visión arqueológica del antiguo Israel y de los orígenes de sus textos sagrados by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tracce di Mosè : la Bibbia tra storia e mito by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bibbia aveva ragione? Da sempre al centro di polemiche e controversie, la questione dell'attendibilità storica delle Sacre Scritture si è di recente riaccesa alla luce delle nuove scoperte archeologiche avvenute nei luoghi sacri. In Le tracce di Mosè due dei maggiori archeologi biblici del mondo illustrano per la prima volta al pubblico non specializzato i risultati di decenni di scavi in Israele e in Egitto, in Libano e in Siria, e il loro significato per la nostra comprensione dell'Antico Testamento. Scopriamo così che non ci sono prove storiche sufficienti della fuga dall'Egitto né della conquista di Canaan, che la nascita del monoteismo non può essere fatta risalire all'epoca di Abramo, che i primi libri della Bibbia furono redatti solo nel settimo secolo avanti Cristo, a distanza di centinaia di anni dagli eventi narrati. Un viaggio affascinante nel mondo dell'antico Israele, che cambia in profondità le nostre convinzioni sul come, quando e perch la Bibbia è stata scritta, ma che ci aiuta anche a capire meglio perché la forza del suo messaggio vada ben oltre le concrete vicende storiche che l'hanno vista nascere
De Bijbel als mythe : opgravingen vertellen een ander verhaal by Israel Finkelstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible unearthed the making of a religion by Isy Moregenztern( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? This masterful investigation into the origins of the Bible visits archaeological digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Rare archival footage, ancient maps, biblical illustrations and computer simulations are put into context by world-famous archaeologists and biblical scholars
 
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The Bible unearthed : archaeology's new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts
Alternative Names
Asher Silberman, Neil 1950-

Neil Asher Silberman

Neil Asher Silberman American archaeologist

Neil Asher Silberman Amerikaans antropoloog

Neil Asher Silberman archeologo e storico statunitense

Neil Asher Silberman US-amerikanischer Archäologe und Mitherausgeber des Archaeology Magazine

Silberman, Neil.

Silberman, Neil A.

Silberman, Neil A. 1950-

Silbrman, Nīl 1950-

Зильберман, Нил

סילברמן, ניל אשר 1950-

סילווערמאן, ניל אשר 1950-

سلبرمن، نيل، 1950-

نيل أشر سيلبرمان، 1950-

シルバーマン, N. A.

Languages
English (149)

German (23)

French (22)

Spanish (11)

Italian (7)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
David and Solomon : in search of the Bible's sacred kings and the roots of the Western traditionThe hidden scrolls : Christianity, Judaism, & the war for the Dead Sea scrollsThe archaeology of Israel : constructing the past, interpreting the presentHeavenly powers : unraveling the secret history of the KabbalahKeine Posaunen vor Jericho : die archäologische Wahrheit über die BibelLa biblia desenterrada : una nueva visión arqueológica del antiguo Israel y de los orígenes de sus textos sagrados