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From Eden To Exile
  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099415664
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $22.99

From Eden To Exile



A fascinating book that blends religion and science, archaeology and ancient history, to explain the truth of the Bible. Britain's leading Egyptologist and experienced archaeologist, David Rohl, uses new archaeological evidence to retell the classic stories of the Old Testament.

As the leading figure in 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, Test of Time and Legend presented the arguments and counter-arguments. In From Eden to Exile this discursive approach is replaced by historical storytelling, which follows the sequence of events from the rise of Neolithic civilisation in 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 Jericho, 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. A fascinating history book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in ancient history, religion and archaeology.

  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099415664
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $22.99

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

David Rohl ... stood the accepted chronology of ancient Egypt on its head by claiming that shortening the pharaonic time line by up to three hundred years results in perfect matches between Egyptian history and biblical narratives ... He argued his case in a controversial best seller A Test of Time and the subsequent TV series 'Pharaohs and Kings' which made him Britain's highest-profile archaeologist and the centre of much scholarly feuding

Jerusalem Report

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