YOu gotta love Nelson's picture. Make Darwin look like he could be a member of ZZ Top.
I'm glad I checked out the link. There's at least two lifetimes of reading in that bibliography.
thanks John! i really appreciate you posting a link to the list. cheers! @Ken: i think Darwin would have liked ZZ Top, don't you?! :)
Thanks. My Amazon wishlist just increased ten fold.
Of course ZZ Top is responsible for that great apologia "Jesus Left Chicago". Better than most apologia.
Terrific list. Thank you so much for posting it. I've read almost all of the books on the Syro-Palestinian History section and about half of the others, but had been wanting some new titles. What I like about this list is that it isn't completely stuffed with historical minimalist literature (the extreme reaction to the 100% credulous works), but contains a decent proportion of the more realistic, objective scholars such as my favorites Dever, Ehrman and Friedman.A couple of additional authors for those who enjoy the proto-Judaism historical genre, though they're a bit technical at times (like Ziony Zevit's book in this list): Frank Moore Cross, Jr. and Mark Smith. These address the evidence for continuity from a textual approach of the pre-Israelite cultures into Israel/Judah. These are some of the more memorable works that I've read.
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