The Old Testament and Archaeology

Michael Tunnicliffe

The relationship between biblical narratives and current archaeological theory and practice is hotly debated. This course explores the Old Testament narratives from Genesis to the dawn of the New Testament period to see why different scholars come to such radically different conclusions.

Recommended reading:    

M Coogan (ed) 1998 The Oxford History of the Biblical World OUP

K Kitchen 2003 On the Reliability of the Old Testament Eerdmans

W Dever2001 What did the Biblical Writers Know?  Eerdmans

I Finkelstein & N Silbermann The Bible Unearthed Free Press

I Finkelstein & A Mazar 2007 The Quest for the Historical Israel SBL Press

J Hoffmeier 2019 The Archaeology of the Bible Lion Scholar


HALF TERM 24 February

Day:  Thursdays         Time: 13.45-15.45 

START DATE: 10 weeks, starting 20 January 2022  to 31 March 2022 with a half-term break 24 February, 2022

ZOOM Lecture

Price for the Series: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£70 8 15

Please contact: Michael Tunnicliffe 5 St George’s Way, Northwich, CW9 8XG, 01606 42116



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