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Archaeology
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1. Biblical Archaeology

1.1. Task

The task of biblical archaeology is to investigate the history of settlement and culture of Palestine. This task demands the reconstruction of the history of settlement and the recovery of artifacts by surface exploration and excavation, followed by the collection and interpretation of the artifacts with a view to exhibiting the material culture in the different epochs.

Surface exploration involves taking an inventory of whatever remains may still be present.…

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Fritz, Volkmar and Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, “Archaeology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A549>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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