Layer by Layer
A Primer on Biblical Archaeology
Tracing its history from an independent discipline under the umbrella of archaeology to an interdisciplinary dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies, Layer by Layer: A Primer on Biblical Archaeology explores what biblical archaeology was when it began 200 years ago, why it became controversial, and what it is today. Ellen White offers a compelling case for the dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies by introducing the methodology and goals of each discipline and demonstrating the mutual benefit of their relationship. With a glossary, study questions, recommendations for additional reading, and dozens of images, graphs, and maps, Layer by Layer successfully equips students—regardless of background or familiarity with this subject—to understand this exciting field.
Ellen White has her doctorate in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College and was the senior editor at the Biblical Archaeology Society. She has taught at several universities and has been actively involved in archaeological digs at various sites in Israel.