Book Review

Book Review

Archeology And The Old Testament. M. F. Unger — Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Every Bible student should read a book on the important subject of Biblical Archeology. The archeologist with his spade has made many significant discoveries, discoveries that have enlightened difficult passages of Scripture, that have substantiated Biblical claims, that have evinced prophetic fulfilment, that have confirmed spiritual faith, and that have silenced critics of the Word of God.

Dr. Unger has given us a volume that is modern, accurate, devout, and thoroughly evangelical; moreover, a volume that is most readable.

The Doctor compares for us the Biblical and the ancient Babylonian accounts of creation and the flood. He leads us through the contemporary history of Abraham, and enables us to see the patriarch in the circumstances of his own times. He also studies for us the dates and the proofs of the Exodus of Israel from Egypt in the light of comparatively recent discoveries.

Some of the difficulties of Hezekiah’s day are appreciated as we learn of Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah, and our faith in God is strengthened.

The Old Testament seems to glow with new wonders as we read it with the help of Dr. Unger’s excellent work.

This treatise is highly recommended, and it is hoped that it will be secured and used by many.

Price $4.95, Christian Book Room, 853 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada.