This is a book which should have been written decades ago. Here's why.
Steinmann not only assumes quite rightly that history matters, but he
also shows two things about biblical history. First, he shows that in
many cases with a little scholarly spadework we can have a pretty good
idea as to when key events took place, events like the life of Abraham,
the Conquest of the Promised Land, the birth of Jesus, or Paul's Second
Missionary Journey. These events are not the yarn of legend: on the
contrary, there is every good intellectually-compelling reason to accept
them as history, history that really happened in time and space. . . .
The second thing Steinmann shows about history and this is no less
important is its complexity. Some of the questions which the book takes
up are thorny questions indeed, having provoked lots of black ink and
fiery debate along the way. The author's approach is never polemical,
but always clear; the positions taken are not necessarily always the
standard positions, but they are always defended from the evidence.
Indeed, it is precisely this quality that makes the book such a delight
to read. . . .
Endorsed by ABR Associate and Chronology expert, Rodger C. Young. Read Rodger's review and endorsement here on the ABR Website.
Hardcover, 464 pages
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Andrew Steinmann is Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew at
Concordia University Chicago where he has taught since 2001. He serves
as chair of the Department of Theology and Foreign Languages and as
University Marshal. Dr. Steinmann holds a PhD from the University of
Michigan and is an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri