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The Bible Unearthed
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THE BIBLE UNEARTHED documentary series is based on the book The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, coauthored by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman.

film stillIsrael Finkelstein
Director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University and coauthor, with Neil Asher Silberman, of The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Scared Texts and David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition.
film stillNeil Asher Silberman
Director of Historical Interpretation for the Ename Centre for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation in Belgium, Contributing Editor to Archaeology magazine, and coauthor, with Israel Finkelstein, of The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Scared Texts and David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition.

Other leading archaeologists and scholars featured in THE BIBLE UNEARTHED include:
film still Amnon Ben-Tor
Yigael Yadin Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is coauthor of The Architecture of Ancient Israel.
film still Jacques Briend
Honorary professor at the Catholic University of Paris, author of the two-volume The Holy Land: Fifty Years of Archaeology and Daily Life in Biblical Times, and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
film still Ayelet Gilboa
Teaches in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and coeditor of The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land.
film still Amihai Mazar
Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is author of Architecture of the Land of the Bible.
film still Donald B. Redford
Author of Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times and From Slave to Pharaoh: The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt.
film still Ronny Reich
Teaches in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Haifa and author of Jerusalem as Jesus Knew It and coauthor of The Architecture of Ancient Israel.
film still Thomas Romer
Biblical scholar at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and author of The So-called Deuteronomistic History: A Sociological, Historical and Literary Introduction
film still John Van Seters
Author of The Life of Moses: The Yawhist as Historian in Exodus-Numbers, The Pentateuch: A Social-Science Commentary and The Edited Bible: The Curious History of the "Editor" in Biblical Criticism.
film still William M. Schniedewind
Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at UCLA, Professor of Biblical Studies & Northwest Semitic Languages, and author of How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient Israel.
film still David Ussishkin
Recently retired from the University of Tel Aviv and is the author of The Conquest of Lachish by Sennacherib.


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