My Review: Unveiling the Kings of Israel is a book that matches events in the Bible with archaeological finding all over the world. Have you ever wondered where Beth Shimesh was? Or if it even existed? If so this is the book for you, over 175 pages filled with beautiful pictures and information all meticulously compiled.
I was a bit surprised when I picked it up because I thought that it would focus more on a Biblical timeline compared the Egyptian one, and why we should trust the Biblical one. And don't get me wrong it covered that, but not in the detail I expected. It talked more about archaeological findings and buried cities, but I'm not comlaining. This book went through the findings chronologically as they were mentioned in scripture, and it explained some customs and the significance of certain elements of the history that will enrich your Bible reading experience.
I enjoyed the photography and the good research, but at times I felt a bit lost and confused as to what Mr. Downs point was. Other times I thought that it cut off rather suddenly while explaining something and go on to something else. But that's all my personal opinion.
Overall I found it well researched yet a bit confusing to follow at times, but definitely a good read of you are interested in archaeological cities and how they match with the Bible. Not to mention a very lovely and attractive book :)
Final Rating : 4.25 out of 5
Thanks to New Leaf Publishers for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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