"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"--
From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest
Author: Jodi Magness
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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. >
Author: Avraham Negev,Shimon Gibson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Caucasian Archaeology of the Holy Land investigates the complete corpus of available literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence of the Armenian, Georgian and Caucasian Albanian Christian communities’ activity in the Holy Land during the Byzantine and the Early Islamic periods.
Armenian, Georgian and Albanian communities between the fourth and eleventh centuries CE
Author: Yana Tchekhanovets
On 19 January 1992, Dr Albert Glock - an American archaeologist - was murdered by an unidentified gunman in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Bir Zeit. Who had killed him? And why? Part history, part true-crime, Palestine Twilight weaves the facts of Glock's murder with the brutal, febrile politics of the intifada. Edward L. Fox's pursuit of the truth leads him deep into the dangerous, edgy society of the Occupied West Bank, and his book is a work of stark originality that conveys an intense portrait of the Palestinian dilemma. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the Arab-Israeli conflict. 'I heartily recommend this book. Fox's assured delving has laid bare many usually obscure strata in the complex structure of the Arab-Israeli conflict. With his command of detail and pithy style, he strikes the right note in a politically sensitive field.' - Andrew Lycett, Sunday Times 'The investigation into the murder of a single individual has served Fox an Ariadne's thread that takes him and his readers deep into the maze of Israeli and Palestinian society. His narrative, which is eloquent, empathetic and balanced, gives the reader a vivid sense of what it is like to be a Palestinian in the twenty-first century. Palestine Twilight should be read by anyone interested in the Middle East today.' - Robert Irwin, Evening Standard 'The book is, from start to finish, intensely readable, fresh, informative and illuminating.' - Charles Thomas, Sunday Telegraph 'An intriguing thriller, part history and part true crime story... a pacy mystery tale as well.' - Michael Binyon, The Times Palestine Twilight was published in the United States as Sacred Geography: A Tale of Archeology and Murder in the Holy Land. Edward L. Fox is also the author of Obscure Kingdoms: Journeys to Distant Royal Courts; The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven: Alexander Csoma de Koros, 1784 - 1842; and River Spirits: An Amazonian Fantasy (a novel). www.edwardfox.co.uk
The Murder of Dr. Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land
Author: Edward L. Fox
Publisher: Diamond Tent
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In four volumes, 365 articles describe excavations in Israel, Ancient Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Sinai Peninsula. Covers more than 420 sites.
Author: Ephraim Stern,Ayelet Leṿinzon-Gilboʻa,Joseph Aviram
This well-documented survey summarizes important findings of archaeological research in the Holy Land. Translated from the original Modern Hebrew edition, this comprehensive work by renowned archaeologist Yohanan Aharoni examines Israelite life from its prehistoric beginnings through the fall of the First Temple in the early sixth century B.C.F. Extremely useful as an introductory textbook, this survey with its clear maps and diagrams offers the results of generations of archaeological work and presents well-founded challenges to many currently held positions. Invaluable for both students and scholars, THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL sheds a new light on recent controversies, findings, and research. YOHANAN AHARONI served as Chairman of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and founded the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He was well known for his extensive archaeological excavations, his atlases, and his textbook The Land of the Bible.
From the Prehistoric Beginnings to the End of the First Temple Period
Author: Yohanan Aharoni,Miriam Aharoni
Describes the archaeaological excavations in Jerusalem, explaining how the research reveals connections between history and Bible stories, and how the artifacts unearthed relate to the various historical periods in the Bible.
the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods, 732-332 BCE
Author: Amihay Mazar,Ephraim Stern
Publisher: Anchor Bible
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
Author: Michael Avi-Yonah
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
A historical survey of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies in the first archaeological excavations in Palestine at Tell el-Hesi, from 1840 to 1990. Concentrating on the work of major excavators and scholars, Moorey details collaborations and conflicts between archaeologists and theologians who possess different views on the purpose of biblical archaeology.
Author: Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Bisher diente biblische Archäologie zum Beweis der Heiligen Schrift. Die beiden international renommierten Archäologen drehen den Spieß um und lassen die Ausgrabungen eine eigene Sprache sprechen. Ihr dramatisch neues, archäologisch fundiertes Bild von der Geschichte Israels zwingt zum Umdenken. Der Auszug aus Ägypten, die Einnahme Kanaans, das Großreich unter König David und der Tempelbau in Jerusalem unter König Salomon galten lange auch bei den kritischsten Wissenschaftlern als gesichert. Neueste Ausgrabungen, bisher nur Experten bekannt, zeigen ein ganz anderes Bild: " Den Auszug aus Ägypten gab es ebensowenig wie eine "Landnahme". " Jerusalem unter David und Salomon war ein größeres Dorf sicher ohne zentralen Tempel und großen Palast. " Der Monotheismus hat sich viel später entwickelt als bisher angenommen & Das klar und anschaulich geschriebene Buch ist in zwölf Kapitel gegliedert: Auf die Nacherzählung der biblischen Geschichte folgt jeweils die archäologische Spurensuche. Im nächsten Schritt rekonstruieren die Autoren (Israel Finkelstein ist der Direktor des israelischen Instituts Tel Aviv) den tatsächlichen historischen Ablauf, um abschließend zu fragen, wann und warum die Geschichte aufgeschrieben wurde.
Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel
Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman
The Archeology of the New Testament is the authoritative illustrated account of what is presently known about the chief sites and monuments connected with the life of Jesus and the history of the early church. To follow the order of the New Testament, it first investigates sites connected with John the Baptist and then proceeds to Bethlehem and Nazareth, Samaria and Galilee, Jerash, Caesarea, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, and Emmaus. Each site is illustrated, and the accompanying text, numbered to facilitate cross-reference, contains a bibliography. This edition has been completely revised to reflect the most recent scholarship and excavations, and it contains many new entries. Anyone concerned with the historical, geographical, and cultural background of the New Testament will want to study this classic work as it retraces the steps of Jesus. "The definitive handbook. Finegan's comprehensive treatment of almost every problem in the field of New Testament archeology as well as his judicious evaluation of the evidence makes this book indispensable to every serious student of the Bible."--The New York Times Book Review Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The Life of Jesus and the Beginning of the Early Church
Author: Jack Finegan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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.
An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700
Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Israel Finkelstein beschreibt in seinem bahnbrechenden Buch die Geschichte des Königreichs Israel konsequent aus archäologischer Sicht. In diesem schon 722 v. Chr. untergegangenen, von der Bibel als sündig verworfenen und von der Forschung vergessenen Reich findet er die wahren Ursprünge von zentralen biblischen Erzählungen. Für die Bibel waren die Könige von Israel treulose Sünder – im Gegensatz zu den Königen von Juda. Das hat dazu geführt, dass man vom Königreich Israel über die biblische Sicht hinaus wenig weiß. Israel Finkelstein rekonstruiert auf der Grundlage von jahrzehntelangen Ausgrabungen erstmals dessen wahre Geschichte. Dabei zeigt sich das überraschende Bild eines altorientalischen Reiches, das viel weiter entwickelt war als das südlich angrenzende Königreich Juda mit seiner Hauptstadt Jerusalem. Hier, in Israel, standen in Wirklichkeit der Palast und der Tempel, die später den legendären Königen David und Salomo zugeschrieben wurden. Hier entstanden so zentrale Erzählungen wie die vom Stammvater Jakob oder vom Auszug aus Ägypten. Dass dieses Königreich erobert, verworfen und vergessen wurde, aber sein Name und seine Mythen schließlich um die Welt gingen, ist das eigentliche Wunder, das Israel Finkelstein höchst anschaulich erklärt.
Israel und die verborgenen Ursprünge der Bibel
Author: Israel Finkelstein
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land covers the 3,000 years which saw the rise of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and relates the familiar stories of the sacred texts with the fruits of modern scholarship. Beginning with the origins of the people who became the Israel of the Bible, it follows the course of the ensuing millennia down to the time when the Ottoman Empire succumbed to British and French rule at the end of the First World War. Parts of the story, especially as known from the Bible, will be widely familiar. Less familiar are the ways in which modern research, both from archaeology and from other ancient sources, sometimes modify this story historically. Better understanding, however, enables us to appreciate crucial chapters in the story of the Holy Land, such as how and why Judaism developed in the way that it did from the earlier sovereign states of Israel and Judah and the historical circumstances in which Christianity emerged from its Jewish cradle. Later parts of the story are vital not only for the history of Islam and its relationships with the two older religions, but also for the development of pilgrimage and religious tourism, as well as the notions of sacred space and of holy books with which we are still familiar today. From the time of Napoleon on, European powers came increasingly to develop both cultural and political interest in the region, culminating in the British and French conquests which carved out the modern states of the Middle East. Sensitive to the concerns of those for whom the sacred books of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are of paramount religious authority, the authors all try sympathetically to show how historical information from other sources, as well as scholarly study of the texts themselves, enriches our understanding of the history of the region and its prominent position in the world's cultural and intellectual history.
Author: Robert G. Hoyland,H. G. M. Williamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Please note that this edition does not include illustrations. Part travelogue, part true-thriller, Edward Fox’s brilliantly original book investigates the murder of a US archaeologist on the West Bank in 1992 and opens up the Palestinian world he served – a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil of Palestine and the West Bank.
Author: Edward Fox
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: True Crime
Into the future : new trends in historical biblical archaeology -- The new pragmatism : integrating anthropological, digital, and historical biblical archaeologies / Thomas E. Levy -- Re-constructing biblical archaeology : towards an integration of archaeology and the Bible / Shlomo Bunimovitz and Avraham Faust -- Future directions in the study of ethnicity in ancient Israel / Avi Faust -- Biblical archaeology as social action in Israel : two case studies / David Ilan -- The archaeology of the levant in North America : the transformation of biblical and Syro-Palestinian archaeology / Aaron Burke -- Some applications -- Biblical archaeology and egypt during the EB III and EB IV : new connections / Miroslav Barta -- New perspectives on Levantine Mortuary ritual : a cognitive interpretive approach to the archaeology of death / Aaron Brody -- Under the shadow of the four-room house : biblical archaeology meets household archaeology in Israel / Assaf Yasur-Landau -- The Philistines and their material culture in context : future directions of historical biblical archaeology for the study of cultural transmission / Ann Killebrew -- Judha, Masos, and Hayil : the importance of etnohistory and oral traditions / Eveline J. van der Steen -- Four chronological anchors of the low chronology in historical biblical archaeology : an appraisal / Daniel A. Frese, Thomas E. Levy, and Thomas Higham -- From text to turf -- Texts in exile : towards an anthropological methodology for incorporating texts and archaeology / Tara Carter and Thomas E. Levy -- Excavating the text of 1 Kings 9 : the gates of Solomon / William Schniedewind -- Culture, memory, and history : reflections on method in biblical studies / Ronald Hendel -- Archaeology, the Bible, and history : the fall of the House of Omri and the origins of the Israelite state / Baruch Halpern -- Integrating archaeology and texts : the example of the Qumran toilet / Jod
The New Pragmatism
Author: Thomas Evan Levy
Publisher: Acumen Pub Limited
Author: Avrāhām Negev
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
This monograph contains fifteen chapters written by leading scholars from around the world dealing with the archaeological and historical aspects of the Muristan from the Iron Age through to Ottoman times.
A Collection of Essays from a Workshop on the Church of the Redeemer and Its Vicinity Held on 8th/9th September 2014 in Jerusalem
Author: Dieter Vieweger,Shimon Gibson
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology