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Biblical Archaeology Research Guide

Background Information

Archaeological Encyclopedia of The Holy Land rev ed. (2001)
Theology Reference DS111. A2 A73 2001
A nice one volume work with articles on sites and archaeological topics.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. 2nd ed . 22 volumes (2007)

The second edition of this great reference work updates both articles and bibliographies and includes new topics.


The older Jewish Encyclopedia (12 volumes, 1901-1906) is now available electronically.

New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 4 volumes (1993)
Theology Reference DS111 .A2 N488 1993
Gives a detailed description of each site with photographs and excellent bibliography. A fifth volume was published in 2008 that updates original entries in the first four volumes and adds many new ones.

Oxford Companion to Archaeology (Online)
 CC70 .O96 1996 (Print)
Articles on themes, techniques and places. .

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East 5 volumes (1997)
Contains articles on sites, techniques, types of artifacts, archaeologists and organizations.