21 January 2012

Unveiling The Kings of Israel, Book review

Book description:

Unearth the history of the small nation of Israel - the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile - once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record, and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of early monuments, and in the written records of our world’s oldest civilizations. Walk the ancient streets, explore the distant temples, and unearth the compelling history that continues to resonate with the world today. 

My review:

Unveiling the Kings of Israel is a fascinating compilation of archaeological history and together with great photos and detailed records, this is a great addition to any library. The author David Down is well known for his knowledge of History. Together with the Israel Antiquities authority he is regularly involved in new diggings in Israel and is a respected field archaeologist. 

In this book David Down starts with an outline of the authority of the Bible and discusses the various points of view of other archaeologists including the type of historical information they use. He then shows there is a definite archaeological evidence for biblical accuracy. Beginning for i.e. with Genesis the author shows us that Noah's Ark may not have landed on Mount Arafat (Turkey) as most of us have come to believe but rather in a much more likely place. With clear evidence of a world wide flood, David Down discusses the possibility of Noah's descendants spread throughout the globe.

With fascinating facts and solid evidence supporting biblical stories including detailed maps, local legends and scarcely known details of the early history of Israel, David Down shares his extensive archaeological experience and his discoveries. I must concede it is very hard to make justice to this amazing book! Read it!!

A must have for homeschooling or any family library the book also contains 4 appendices of Tabernacle Life, Solomon's Temple, Dead Sea Scrolls, and individual tables for the Patriarchs, Chronology, and even Jewish Weights and Measures.

Definitively to be brought to your local library's attention as well, this is 5 stars material!

About the Author:

At 86 years old Australian missionary and archaeologist David Down's life is as fascinating as his books!
He describes his passion for archaeology started when his uncle asked him to a public meeting in Melbourne, Australia, during World War II.

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 I received this book free from NEW LEAF Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not asked to write a positive review and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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