In the eighties, it was necessary to devote space to explaining why the biblical presentations of Israel's origins could not be taken even at face value. This book explains the necessities for utilizing the biblical materials in historical research, and explains how they can be used in relation to other written sources and archaeological evidence.
. MAXWELL MILLER is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Archaeologist at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. JOHN H. HAYES is Franklin N. Parker Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.