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Biblical Archaeology Research Guide: Background Information

Background Information

Archaeological Encyclopedia of The Holy Land rev ed. (2001)
Reference DS111 .A2 A73 2001 and Theology Reference DS111. A2 A73
A nice one volume work with articles on sites and archaeological topics.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. 2nd ed . 22 volumes (2007)

The second edition of this great reference work updates both articles and bibliographies and includes new topics.


The older Jewish Encyclopedia (12 volumes, 1901-1906) is now available electronically.

Harper Atlas of the Bible (1987)
Reference Atlas G2230 .H47 1987
The Theology Library has the British edition, Times Atlas of the Bible, at Reference Oversize G2230 .T5 1987.

New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 4 volumes (1993)
Theology Reference DS111 .A2 N488 1993
Gives a detailed description of each site with photographs and excellent bibliography.

Oxford Companion to Archaeology (Online)
 CC70 .O96 1996 (Print)
Articles on themes, techniques and places. .

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East 5 volumes (1997)
Theology Reference DS56 .O9 1997
Contains articles on sites, techniques, types of artifacts, archaeologists and organizations.

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