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From Eden To Exile
  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099415664
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $29.99

From Eden To Exile



The stories of the Old Testament retold from a modern, historical perspective

The earliest part of the Bible is recognized as the foundation-stone of three great religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - yet over the last century, archeologists and historians have signally failed to find any evidence to confirm the events described in the 'book of books' prior to the 9th century BC. As a consequence, many scholars took the view that the Old Testament was little more than a work of fiction.

As the leading figure in the New Archaeology, David Rohl has been at the forefront of the movement to discover the archaeological evidence for events described in the Old Testament which we have come to think of as myths. His previous books, The Test of Time and Legend presented the arguments and counter arguments. In the Lost Testament this discursive approach is replaced by historical stort-telling, which follows the e=sequence of events from the rise of Neolithic civilisation a region now part of Iran which inspired the story of the Garden of Eden, through Noah, Abraham and the sojourn in Egypt, to the fall of Jerico, the dual kingdoms of the Promised Land and lastly, the exile in Babylon, where the stories of the Old Testament were collated into something very like their present form.

  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099415664
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

David Rohl

David Rohl is an English Egyptologist and the author of three best-selling books: A Test of Time, Legend and The Lost Testament which have been published in nine different languages. David also presented the internationally acclaimed television series 'Pharaohs and Kings' and the documentary 'In Search of Eden'. David is Director of the Eastern Desert Survey, responsible for recording the rock-art of Egypt's desert mountains between the Nile Valley and Red Sea. He is the organiser of 'Legend Conferences' in the UK and Egypt, as well as giving lectures around the world.

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Praise for From Eden To Exile

David Rohl's real achievement is the way in which he pieces the evidence together in a coherent, properly magnificent story, the first of all stories, for the first time

Sunday Times

When it comes to exploring, David Rohl makes Indiana Jones look like an under-achiever-Rohl is Britain's highest profile Egyptologist

Daily Express

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