Books

The complete collaborative book series by the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Smithsonian Institution is contained within the library and is also fully searchable. These meaningful and clear works explore topics relating to archaeology and the Bible using a multi-perspective approach of significant theorists.

  • Ancient Israel

    Considered the leading book on the subject, this book is an authoritative exploration of the complete history of ancient Israel—from Abraham, the first Hebrew, to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. It offers superlative authorship from acknowledged leaders in their specialties, from a wide range of...Read more ›
  • Aspects of Monotheism

    Stemming from a popular symposium sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Smithsonian Institution, Aspects of Monotheism: How God Is One presents an exciting, provocative and readily understandable discussion of the origins and evolution of monotheism within Judaism and Christianity. Four distinguished scholars from different fields of study—Donald Redford, William...Read more ›
  • Feminist Approaches to the Bible

    This book, developed from a popular symposia sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Smithsonian Institution, offers readers exciting, new ways to deepen their appreciation and understanding of Biblical texts. Four outstanding scholars Phyllis Trible, Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Pamela J. Milne and Jane Schaberg look closely at a number of...Read more ›
  • The Search for Jesus

    Based on the widely acclaimed symposia sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Smithsonian Institution, this book presents scholarly discussions on the birth, life and death of the historical Jesus.Read more ›
  • The Rise of Ancient Israel

    This work is composed of three outstanding lectures about the emergence of the ancient Israelites and their religion presented at a symposium held at the Smithsonian Institution in the fall of 1991. Professors William Dever, Baruch Halpern, and P. Kyle McCarter Jr., specialists in the fields of biblical archaeology and...Read more ›