Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history—including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what we can learn about past religious life and religious faith through the artifacts found there, as well as what has given each site such strong "staying power" over time.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Richard A. Freund is Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. An archaeologist and ordained rabbi, he has been featured on National Geographic, NOVA, CNN, and the History and Discovery Channels. He is the author of several books, including Digging through the Bible, and he lives in Hartford, CT.
Table of Contents
A Short Chronology
Divine Footprints: Digging through History
Mysteries of Religion and Archaeology in the Search for Atlantis and Tarshish
The Dead Sea Scrolls: One Archaeological Discovery that Changed How We Understand the History of the Ancient and Modern Worlds
Mysteries of Religion and Archaeology in Medieval Spain
Mysteries of Religion and Archaeology in the “Hidden Holocaust”