David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible’s Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

There has been an explosion of recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. These finds have shed powerful light on figures and stories from the Bible — and completely changed what we know about some of its most famous characters. The reputations of the first great kings, David and Solomon, evolved over hundreds of years. In David and Solomon, leading archaeologists Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman focus on the two great leaders as a window into the entire biblical era. David and Solomoncovers one thousand years of ancient civilization, separating fact from legend and proving that the roots of the western tradition lie very deep.