RE: ABH The Bible As History
- Hi Tony:
I have the book, however, it is an earlier edition. I don't have the
last version. I always loved history...any old history...and then I ran
across this book in a thrift store and for $1 I discovered a whole new
area of history that I hadn't much considered before. So, of course, I
have a tender spot in my heart for Mr. Keller.
There is some neat stuff in that book and well worth the effort to read
it. It does not have a lot of terribly deep research, but it does take
the reader through the Bible and explain some of the rather difficult
passages. It has good facts, credible sources and presents some
interesting ideas that shed light on how things in the Bible might have
happened. It's the only book that I've found that explains how Bible
miracles could have happened. I thought the book was believable.
If you haven't read it yet, then when you do, enjoy it for me as well.
From: Tony Lea [mailto:tonylea@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:49 PM
Subject: ABH The Bible As History
I am very definitely a layman and new to this active, interesting, and
To obtain confirmation of its contents or opposing points of view, I
appreciate hearing members' opinions about Werner Keller's book "The
Thanks In Advance,
Ancient Bible History Community Page:
Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
>I have the 1982 edition. Oddly enough, the front cover is a panoramic view
> I have the book, however, it is an earlier edition.
of Petra, but there is no mention of the city in the book.
>I ranI find that in this age of large chain bookstores and exhorbitant prices,
> across this book in a thrift store
used bookstores and publishers clearances are some of the most interesting
places to shop for books.
and for $1 I discovered a whole new
> area of history that I hadn't much considered before. So, of course, IYes, he's a very good writer. And his book is, I think, a great place to
> have a tender spot in my heart for Mr. Keller.
start in studying biblical archeology.
> There is some neat stuff in that book and well worth the effort to readYes, the explanation of manna, the geography of the Dead Sea, and the salt
formations to the south of the Dead Sea are just a few of the fascinating
> It's the only book that I've found that explains how BibleI've wanted to ask for knowledgeable opinions on the book for some time and
> miracles could have happened. I thought the book was believable.
was hoping that other, more experienced readers would agree that it is a
good source for laymen.