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date: 04 June 2020

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Biblical archaeology is defined as the study of the archaeological remains of the peoples, cultures, and periods in which the biblical texts were formed. While in the past biblical archaeology was often seen as an ideologically motivated field of inquiry, currently, a balanced and scientifically advanced approach is common among most practitioners. The large body of research in this field, continuing to the present, provides a broad range of finds, insights, and understanding of the relevant cultures, peoples and periods in which the biblical texts were formed.

Keywords: archaeology, Bible, Israel, Judah, Judaism, Christianity, Ancient Near East, Eastern Mediterranean, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Persian period, Hellenistic period

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