'If the average reader of Biblical Archaeology Review wants to purchase a single reference work, it should probably be Isserlin's The Israelites,'---William G. Dever. Inventorying the period from 1200 B.C.E. to 586 B.C.E., Isserlin synthesizes the latest Ancient Near Eastern scholarship to accurately portray Israel in its historical, geographical, and social contexts. Includes 85 photographs, plus maps and charts. 304 pages, softcover from Fortress.