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The Archaeology Of The Holy Land

Author : Jodi Magness
ISBN : 9780521124133
Genre : Art
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"In the heart of the ancient Near East (modern Middle East) and at a crossroads between once mighty powers such as Assyria to the east and Egypt to the south is a tiny piece of land -- roughly the size of New Jersey -- that is as contested as it is sacred. One cannot even name this territory without sparking controversy. Originally called Canaan after its early inhabitants (the Canaanites), it has since been known by various names. To Jews this is Eretz-Israel (the Land of Israel), the Promised Land described by the Hebrew Bible as flowing with milk and honey. To Christians it is the Holy Land where Jesus Christ -- the messiah or anointed one -- was born, preached, and offered himself as the ultimate sacrifice. Under the Greeks and Romans, it was the province of Judea, a name which hearkened back to the biblical kingdom of Judah. After the Bar-Kokhba revolt ended in 135 C.E., Hadrian renamed the province Syria-Palestina, reviving the memory of the long-vanished kingdom of Philistia. Under early Islamic rule the military district (jund) of Filastin was part of the province of Greater Syria (Arabic Bilad al-Sham). In this book, the term Palestine is used to denote the area encompassing the modern state of Israel, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, and the Palestinian territories"--
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Arch Of Society

Author : Thomas Levy
ISBN : 0718513886
Genre : History
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This volume marks a departure from earlier descriptive archaeological summaries of the Holy Land. Taking an anthropological and socio-economic perspective, many of the leading archaeologists who work in Israel and Jordan today present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of this region. Chronologically organized, each chapter outlines the major cultural transitions which occurred in a given archaeological period. To explain the processes which were responsible for culture change, a review is made of the most recent research concerning settlement patterns, innovations and technology, religion and ideology, and social organization. The material culture of every period of human history in the Holy Land is explored from the earliest prehistoric hominids, through the Biblical and historical periods and up to modern (20th century) times. Each chapter is accompanied by settlement pattern maps and a plate highlighting the major artifacts which archaeologists use to identify the material culture of the period. In addition, windows are presented which focus on major social issues and controversies such as "The Agricultural Revolution", the "Israelite Conquest of Canaan" and "Ancient Metal Working and Social Change". This volume should provide students and the general reader with a useful reference volume concerning the archaeology of societies which lived and live in the Holy Land.
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Archaeology In The Holy Land

Author : Kathleen M Kenyon
ISBN : 1138817961
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This classic book, extensively revised in 1979, includes the most important archaeological discoveries of that time made regarding both the pre-biblical and biblical history of Palestine. The earliest archaeological finds in Palestine reveal man s presence as early as 9000 B.C., about 6000 years before early biblical history is established. This early phase of human activity was first defined by remarkable discoveries in the Mount Carmel caves and later elucidated by the author s own excavations at Jericho. This book traces the development of man from hunter and food-gatherer to the earliest agricultural settlements that grew into towns and city states which were eventually incorporated into the Israelite Kingdom. It also discusses the post-Exilic period down to the early fourth century B.C. This book added considerable knowledge about early phases of Palestinian history, particularly due to the inclusion of Carbon-14 determinations and special study of animal and plant remains from Jericho. This is a detailed guide to twentieth-century archaeology in the Holy Land that remains fascinating, wonderfully illustrated, and a great aid in understanding life in Palestine as revealed by archaeological evidence."

Archaeological Encyclopedia Of The Holy Land

Author : Avraham Negev
ISBN : 0826485715
Genre : Religion
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Spanning ten millennia from earliest civilisation to the Arab conquest this book is the definitive one-volume reference to the ancient lands of the Bible, fusing scientific discovery and literary and religious tradition to produce a deeper understanding of the history of human culture. Here the settings of the world's three major religions are examined, incorporating the most up-to-date archaeological information with the biblical record of the Holy Land, the Encyclopaedia visits the ancient Near East site-by-site, with comprehensive descriptions of hundreds of discoveries as well as providing historical commentary and relevant biblical citations. General articles on subjects such as burial, warfare, cult objects and clothing provide further insight into the material culture and social systems of the biblical period. More than 20 distinguished archaeologists have contributed articles in their areas of expertise complete with details from their own excavations. >
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The Holy Land

Author : Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN : 9780191528675
Genre : Travel
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Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land and including over 150 high quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs, this book provides the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archaeological heritage of the region. Fully updated with all the latest information, this new edition includes updates on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, including a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem and what may be the original Pool of Siloam.
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Encyclopedia Of Archaeological Excavations In The Holy Land

Author : Michael Avi-Yonah
ISBN : UOM:39015002172834
Genre : Religion
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Photographs, maps, and diagrams complement scholarly articles treating the geography of Palestinian excavation sites of the past century, archaeological methods and the biblical significance of the artifacts discovered. Bibliogs
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The Archaeology Of The Holy Land Classic Reprint

Author : P. S. P. Handcock
ISBN : 133440609X
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from The Archaeology of the Holy Land Professor Steuernagel's Tel! Ez-a'esellim (leipzig, to Professor Sellin's Tell Ta'annee (vienna, and Eine Nacn/ese anf a'em Tell Ta'annee (vienna, from volumes 1 and lii of the Denksenrzften of the Vienna Academy (phil.-hist. Klasse) respectively, and to the same scholar's jerieko (leipzig, 1913) in which Dr. Watzinger co-operated. He is also greatly indebted to Pere Hugues Vincent's Canaan d'apres L'exploration recente (paris, Lastly, he has to acknowledge his obligations to the numerous works which have been published from time to time by the Palestine Exploration Fund, amongst which A Monna' of Many Cities, by Dr. F. Bliss, Excavaiions in Palestine, written by the same scholar in co-operation with Professor R. A. S. Macalister, and Professor F linders Petrie's Tel! Ez-hesy, must be specially mentioned. But most Of all is he indebted to Professor Macalister's Excavation of Gezer (3 published under the auspices of the same fund. This epoch-making work is by far the most important contribution that has been made to the science Of Palestinian Archaeology, and is in fact an inexhaustible mine of information upon which all students of the subject will be largely dependent for many years to come. The same scholar has also, in the midst of all his other work, found time to give him additional information on some Of the subjects dis cussed in this present volume, for which he takes this Opportunity of expressing his sincere thanks. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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Shipwreck Archaeology Of The Holy Land

Author : Sean A. Kingsley
ISBN : 0715632779
Genre : History
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This intriguing book is the first to explore the potential of shipwrecks discovered off the Holy Land to rewrite social and economic history. Ancient myths and modern misconceptions about Byzantine Palestine's maritime compatibility are radically reconsidered by discussing cargoes in relation to wine, glass, cloth and dye processing across the Holy Land and by plotting mass exports shipped as far as Britain and the Yemen. A new model for the province's economy is assembled, in which middle-class merchants and entrepreneurs replace the traditional image of oppressive State and Church domination. Shipwreck Archaeology of the Holy Land integrates archaeology, history and early modern travelogues to argue that in isolation shipwrecks are of limited value and must be appreciated as cogs in far broader exchange mechanisms. It sets a new theoretical agenda for the thousands of shipwrecks continuing to appear beneath the Mediterranean Sea and is an invaluable source for students of everyday life in Late Antiquity.
Category: History