Baruch A. Levine

In the Beginning Guiding Dreams in Slumber

Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? By William G. Dever Eerdmans, 280 pages, $25. —–Both Jews and Christians, brought up in their respective religious traditions, might be surprised by the title of this new book by William Dever, a veteran Near Eastern archeologist. They read the Hebrew Bible, which relates a

In the Beginning

Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? By William G. Dever Eerdmans, 280 pages, $25. * * *|Both Jews and Christians, brought up in their respective religious traditions, might be surprised by the title of this new book by William Dever, a veteran Near Eastern archeologist. They read the Hebrew Bible, which relates a