- Sadly, I am unaware of any distinctly Reformed works on Biblical Archaeology. But one book that to me holds up pretty well, and is reasonably conservative asMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 3, 2004View SourceSadly, I am unaware of any distinctly Reformed works on Biblical
Archaeology. But one book that to me holds up pretty well, and is
reasonably conservative as far as it takes the Biblical accounts
seriously, is "Archaeology and Bible History" by Joseph P. Free
(revised and expanded by Howard F. Vos). It cites Calvin's
commentaries favorably, rejects the JEPD theory, and the author
writes, "I can see no valid reason for denying the Mosaic authorship
of the Pentateuch...."(pg. 22).
I recommed it.
--- In email@example.com, "adamboone75"
> I was wondering if anyone on this list has any serious knowledge or
> could recomend where to go or what to read to combat the arguments of
> biblical minimalists and other archaeologists and schools that seem
> bent on disproving the Bible. Because all the "scholars" these days
> are so liberal(or so it seems) I am wary of just picking up books on
> archaeology and reading...the book that I have come across so far
> that takes on the minimalists is a book by William Dever
> entitled "What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know
> It?." However, I have read that Dever is a self described
> atheist/agnostic. Anyway...no matter where I look in this field it
> seems like everyone is so liberal (example: they all pretty much
> reject the mosaic authorship of the pentateuch). Are there any
> Reformed archaeologists?
> Adam Boone
> Grand Rapids, MI
- Adam, I m not aware of any specifically reformed archaeologists. While not agreeing with Jim Jordan on many things, his Biblical Chronology newsletterMessage 2 of 4 , Jun 6, 2004View SourceAdam,
I'm not aware of any specifically reformed archaeologists. While not
agreeing with Jim Jordan on many things, his "Biblical Chronology"
newsletter available on the ICE site is very useful:
I have found the work of some unbelieving secular Jews to be worth
looking at. While rejecting the God of Scripture, many of them
nevertheless regard Scripture as an accurate and contemporary record
of ancient history. We wouldn't agree with all their positions, but
we can make use of their insights and their rewriting of chronology
to make the egyptian histories conform to Scripture, rather than the
other way round. Just remember their presuppositions and you'll
manage okay. Two names that spring to mind here are David Rohl and
the much vilified Immanuel Velikovsky. It is worth looking up a lot
of the catastrophist/revisionist sites - start with the Society for
Interdisciplinary Studies: http://www.knowledge.co.uk/sis/