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by T. C Mitchell

eBook The Bible in the British Museum: Interpreting the evidence download ISBN: 071411698X
Author: T. C Mitchell
Publisher: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications (1988)
Language: English
Pages: 112
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From Mitchell's approach, limited though it is to materials from the British Museum, one learns a good deal about both the Bible and related ancient . T C Mitchell's book showcases some sixty of them that relate to the Bible.

From Mitchell's approach, limited though it is to materials from the British Museum, one learns a good deal about both the Bible and related ancient cultures. One person found this helpful. Moreover unless one has thought about it, one will be amazed by the biblical artifacts that can be found in the British Museum. Among items included in Mitchell's book are the Atrahasis Epic, the Merneptah Stela, the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, the Moabite Stone, a Lachish Ostracon, the Cyrus Cylinder, a DSS scroll jar, a portion of an unknown gospel known as Egerton 2, and Codex Sinaiticus.

Published December 1st 2006 by British Museum Press (first published January 1st 1999). This book illustrates some of the early sources, albeit often very limited, in terms of the holdings of the British Museum and a few other institutions

Published December 1st 2006 by British Museum Press (first published January 1st 1999). The Bible in the British Museum: Interpreting the Evidence. This book illustrates some of the early sources, albeit often very limited, in terms of the holdings of the British Museum and a few other institutions. Each of the instances contains a picture (usu Picked up this little volume at the Amarynth in Evanston-the best little bookstore I know of in northern Cook County. The study of the bible in college and seminary caused me to develop an ever-growing interest in textual transmission, not just of these scriptures, but of other ancient texts as well.

The British Museum's collections include numerous inscribed objects, scripts and pictorial reliefs which provide such evidence. There is, for example, a Babylonian clay tablet which records Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem in 597 BC, as narrated in the book of Jeremiah.

ISBN: 9780714111551 For this book the author has selected over seventy such ‘documents’.

The Bible in the British Museum: Interpreting the Evidence. The British Museum’s collections include numerous inscribed objects, scripts and pictorial reliefs which provide such evidence. For this book the author has selected over seventy such ‘documents’, mainly from Western Asia, with some examples included from Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor, dating from the period of the Patriarchs to the New Testament times, c. 2000 BC to c. AD 100.

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"Nimrud Obelisk, Athenaeum, 1251, 1384-85. Assyrian Eponym Canon, George Smith, 1875, page 190, "There is another supposed Hebrew king in the annals of Shalmaneser, . and . called "Jehu son of Omri," who is generally identified with "Jehu son of Nimshi," the king of Israel.

This work selects over 70 such documents, mainly from Western Asia, with some examples included from Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor. British Museum Press.

Given the choice between half-a-dozen trips to the British Museum and the possession of this book for me this book wins

Given the choice between half-a-dozen trips to the British Museum and the possession of this book for me this book wins. It contains 112 information-packed pages of competent text and black-and-white photographs of 60 documents illuminating the historical world and background of the Old Testament and New (48 OT, 12 NT). The expected diagrams in the form of timelines and a map are first rate and give the context at a glance. It would probably sell far more at three times the price if it was in a large format, padded out more, and printed in colour.

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The links between archaeology and the Bible have fascinated generations of archaeologists and biblical scholars who seek documentation of events narrated in the Bible. The British Museum's collections include numerous inscribed objects, scripts and pictorial reliefs which provide such evidence. There is, for example, a Babylonian clay tablet which records Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem in 597 BC, as narrated in the book of Jeremiah. For this book the author has selected over seventy such 'documents', mainly from Western Asia, with some examples included from Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor, dating from the period of the Patriarchs to the New Testament times, c. 2000 BC to c. AD 100. He transliterates and translates the ancient texts, which include Cuneiform, Aramaic and Hebrew, and discusses the contribution they make to our knowledge of the culture and history of biblical times. Each object is illustrated in black and white.
Comments: (7)
great ant
Very basic print but great info on international global artifacts housed in British Museum London that prevent ample evidence as to the authenticity of many bible accounts
Painbrand
It cost me more for shipping than it did for this two-dollar book. It arrived within the specified time and was in perfect condition. I don't imagine that there are too many of us into cuneiform or Sumerian History. Less of us still that research clay tablets that are clearly the original source of Noahs Flood,the Bible's Book of Genesis, and several other religious stories . If you wish to objectively debate scripture, this book offers collaboration for some of the episodes detailed in the Torah, Koran, & Christian Bible; as well as exposes numerous embellishments in the same texts. The greatest lesson that I learned from this publication is that besides expressing willingness to debate one's religion of choice; very few are swayed by the inconvenience of facts or truth. To be able to cite a tablet number and a translation by a verifiable scholar...priceless.
Hilarious Kangaroo
Okay, but confusing as it doesn't only show items in the British Museum but confuses you with other non-museum items (and doesn't say where they are located). Once I got to the museum, bought a much better guide book for 10 pounds that specifically walks you through the museum with good narrative on every Bible artifact.
Alsath
Good help for BIble students.
Umdwyn
THE BIBLE IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM - Interpreting the Evidence by T. C. Mitchell. Paulist Press, 997 Macarthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430; [...] [email protected] 2004, this edition. 136 pp. $22.95 trade paper, ISBN 0-8091-4292-9. maps, photographs, illustrations, bibliography, indexes.

This author who is a former Keeper of Western Asiatic Antiquities at the British Museum does not try to solve any esoterica or controversies in the Bible in discussing a wide variety of antiquities mostly from the Near East with some from adjacent Mediterranean lands. Rather, Mitchell uses the diverse, interesting antiquities as direct or related references to the historical periods covered in the long time span of the Bible and the cultures of the different lands and civilizations which are parts of its tales. The photographs of the numerous antiquities are photographed as if part of a museum exhibition on the subject. A group of 7th-century B.C. pottery vessels found in a tomb near Bethlehem exemplify the "metaphor of the potter [Jeremiah] used to clarify his prophetic message." Hieroglyphics, statues, passages from ancient texts, and impressions on coins are similarly used to illustrate parts of the Bible. From Mitchell's approach, limited though it is to materials from the British Museum, one learns a good deal about both the Bible and related ancient cultures.
Yalone
There's nothing like the British Museum. It contains more significant pieces of archaeology on display than any other museum in the world. T C Mitchell's book showcases some sixty of them that relate to the Bible. Moreover unless one has thought about it, one will be amazed by the biblical artifacts that can be found in the British Museum.

Among items included in Mitchell's book are the Atrahasis Epic, the Merneptah Stela, the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, the Moabite Stone, a Lachish Ostracon, the Cyrus Cylinder, a DSS scroll jar, a portion of an unknown gospel known as Egerton 2, and Codex Sinaiticus. Mitchell begins his book with short essays on biblical archaeology, ancient texts, and chronologies and maps of biblical times. His descriptions of the items he discusses in his book are clear, concise, and accurate.

It just makes me want to go back to the British Museum.
Lianeni
T. C. Mitchell is an expert on the Ancient Near East. He looks at the material evidence for the Biblical accounts in British Museum. This book is a great book to take along when you visit the museum if your area of interest is Biblical Archaeology. If you forget your copy pick up one in the museum bookstore and give yours away. Whoever you give this book to will be greatful.