David E. Graves sent me two of his recent books. The first to mention is Biblical Archaeology: An Introduction with Recent Discoveries that Support the Reliability of the Bible. I like the subtitle: An Introduction with Recent Discoveries that Support the Reliability of the Bible. This is a large paperback of 375 pages, published in 2014.
- Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
- Archaeology and Biblical Manuscripts
- Exodus and Conquest
- United and Divided Monarchy
- The Gospels
- Acts and Epistles
Biblical Archaeology includes more than 140 charts, maps and photographs (all in black and white), a glossary, extensive bibliography and index.
Dr. Graves holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, has been involved in teaching the Bible and archaeology for more than 30 years. He has participated in archaeological digs for several years.
This book will not please the person who wants a slick paper, large print book filled with color photos. It will be extremely helpful to the person who would like to have a thorough survey of Biblical Archaeology.
Key Themes of the New Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes is a 2014 paperback of 441 pages. Here are the chapters:
- Kinds of Literature
- Birth and Early Years of Jesus
- Ministry of Jesus
- The Death of Jesus
- Resurrection and Ascension
- The Founding of the Church
- The Formation of the Church
- The Development of the Church
- The Future of the Church
This book covers so comprehensive that one is bound to disagree with a point here and there. Points that I observed gave me opportunity to think and expand my thinking. The book is available in Kindle format for about half the price. Graves also has a similar book dealing with the Old Testament themes.
David maintains Deus Artefacta, a blog about issues like those discussed in these books.
I provided five photos for this book, and two for the book on archaeology.
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