From Eden To Exile:The Epic History of the People of the Bible

Author(s): David Rohl


"The earliest part of the Bible is recognized as the foundation-stone of three great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - yet over the last century, archeologists and historians have signally failed to find any evidence to confirm the events described in the 'book of books' prior to the 9th century BC. As a consequence, many scholars took the view that the Old Testament was little more than a work of fiction. As the leading figure in the New Archaeology, David Rohl has been at the forefront of the movement to discover the archaeological evidence for events described in the Old Testament which we have come to think of as myths. His previous books, The Test of Time and Legend presented the arguments and counter arguments. In the Lost Testament this discursive approach is replaced by historical stort-telling, which follows the e=sequence of events from the rise of Neolithic civilisation a region now part of Iran which inspired the story of the Garden of Eden, through Noah, Abraham and the sojourn in Egypt, to the fall of Jerico, the dual kingdoms of the Promised Land and lastly, the exile in Babylon, where the stories of the Old Testament were collated into something very


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A fascinating book that blends religion and science, archaeology and ancient history, to explain the truth of the Bible. Britain's leading Egyptologist and experienced archaeologist, David Rohl, uses new archaeological evidence to retell the classic stories of the Old Testament.

"When it comes to exploring, David Rohl makes Indiana Jones look like an under-achiever. ...Rohl is Britain's highest profile Egyptologist." -- "Daily Express"

David holds a University College London degree in Egyptology and Ancient History, and has excavated at Kadesh-on-the-Orontes with the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology. He was writer and presenter of the internationally acclaimed television documentary series 'Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest'.

General Fields

  • : 9780099415664
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : December 2003
  • : 176mm X 111mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, maps
  • : David Rohl
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 220.9/5
  • : 528