Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land

Author: Thomas Evan Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826469960

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 2552

Leading archaeologists working in Israel and Jordan present timely and concise summaries of the archaeology of the region. Each contributor outlines the cultural transitions, and provides maps and illustrations highlighting the sites and the major artifacts. Chapters focus on major social controversies: the agricultural revolution, the Israelite conquest of Canaan, and ancient metal working and social change.

The Archaeology of the Holy Land

From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest

Author: Jodi Magness

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521124131

Category: Art

Page: 385

View: 8985

"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"--

Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

Author: Avraham Negev,Shimon Gibson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826485717

Category: Religion

Page: 559

View: 3892

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. >

Arch Of Society

Author: Thomas Levy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718513887

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 1270

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.

The Caucasian Archaeology of the Holy Land

Armenian, Georgian and Albanian communities between the fourth and eleventh centuries CE

Author: Yana Tchekhanovets

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004365559

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 4788

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.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods, 732-332 BCE

Author: Ephraim Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300140576

Category: Religion

Page: 666

View: 6427

Every year thousands of enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that relate in some way to the places or events depicted in the Bible. Thousands more view artifacts in museums and long to know the full stories behind them. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II, is the essential book for all of them In Ephraim Stern's sequel to Archaeology of the Land of the Bible," Volume I, by Amihai Mazar, this world-renowned archaeologist who has directed excavations in the Holy Land for many years offers a dramatic look at how archaeological research contributes to our understanding of the connections between history and the stories recounted in the Bible. Stern writes about various artifacts unearthed in recent years and relates them to the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian periods in the Bible. Accompanied by photographs and illustrations of rare ancient relics ranging from household pottery to beautifully crafted jewelry and sculpture. His discussions bring the biblical world to life.

Palestine Twilight

The Murder of Dr. Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land

Author: Edward L. Fox

Publisher: Diamond Tent

ISBN: 1783012595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 9903

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).

Dame Kathleen Kenyon

Digging Up the Holy Land

Author: Miriam C Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315430673

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7293

Dame Kathleen Kenyon has always been a larger-than-life figure, likely the most influential woman archaeologist of the 20th century. In the first full-length biography of Kenyon, Miriam Davis recounts not only her many achievements in the field but also her personal side, known to very few of her contemporaries. Her public side is a catalog of major successes: discovering the oldest city at Jericho with its amazing collection of plastered skulls; untangling the archaeological complexities of ancient Jerusalem and identifying the original City of David; participating in the discipline’s most famous all-woman excavation at Great Zimbabwe. Her development (with Sir Mortimer Wheeler) of stratigraphic trenching methods has been universally emulated by archaeologists for over half a century. Her private life—her childhood as daughter of the director of the British Museum, her accidental choice of a career in archaeology, her working at bombed sites in London during the blitz, and her solitary retirement to Wales—are generally unknown. Davis provides a balanced and illuminating picture of both the public Dame Kenyon and the private person.

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land

Author: Michael Avi-Yonah

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct


Category: Religion

Page: 1237

View: 1168

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

The Archaeology of the Land of Israel

From the Prehistoric Beginnings to the End of the First Temple Period

Author: Yohanan Aharoni,Miriam Aharoni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780334000181

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3919

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.

A Century of Biblical Archaeology

Author: Peter Roger Stuart Moorey

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664253929

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 2317

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.

The Holy Land

An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191528676

Category: Travel

Page: 576

View: 5394

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.

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

10,000-586 B.C.E.

Author: Amihay Mazar,Ephraim Stern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300140071

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 6959

Step-by-step, era-by-era, Mazar shows what each major archaeological discovery has to say about the mysterious stories of the Bible--from the beginnings of recorded of human habitation to the tumultuous period of the divided monarchy of Israel and Judah.

Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land (Text Only)

Author: Edward Fox

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007392745

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 6370

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.

Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future

The New Pragmatism

Author: Thomas Evan Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134937466

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3473

Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future' describes the paradigm shift brought about by objective science-based dating methods, geographic information systems, anthropological models, and digital technology tools. The book serves as a model for how researchers can investigate the relationship between ancient texts (both sacred and profane) and the archaeological record. Influential archaeologists and biblical scholars examine a range of texts, materials and cultures: the Vedas and India; the Homeric legends and Greek Classical Archaeology; the Sagas and Icelandic archaeology; Islamic Archaeology; and the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ayyubid periods. The groundbreaking essays offer a foundation for future research in biblical archaeology, ancient Jewish history and biblical studies.

The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade

Holy War and Colonisation

Author: Aleksander Pluskowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113616281X

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

View: 1312

The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade explores the archaeology and material culture of the crusade against the Prussian tribes in the 13th century, and the subsequent society created by the Teutonic Order which lasted into the 16th century. It provides the first synthesis of the material culture of a unique crusading society created in the south-eastern Baltic region over the course of the 13th century. It encompasses the full range of archaeological data, from standing buildings through to artefacts and ecofacts, integrated with written and artistic sources. The work is sub-divided into broadly chronological themes, beginning with a historical outline, exploring the settlements, castles, towns and landscapes of the Teutonic Order’s theocratic state and concluding with the role of the reconstructed and ruined monuments of medieval Prussia in the modern world in the context of modern Polish culture. This is the first work on the archaeology of medieval Prussia in any language, and is intended as a comprehensive introduction to a period and area of growing interest. This book represents an important contribution to promoting International awareness of the cultural heritage of the Baltic region, which has been rapidly increasing over the last few decades.

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Author: Sayed Kashua

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074339

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 7315

Sayed Kashua erzählt die kunstvoll verwobene Geschichte zweier arabischer Israelis, die sich nichts sehnlicher wünschen, als Teil des jüdischen Israels zu sein. Doch in einem kulturell tief gespaltenen Land bleiben die Glücksversprechen der Popkultur und eines westlichen Individualismus zwangsläufig leer.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

C. 8000-332 BCE

Author: Margreet L. Steiner,Ann E. Killebrew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019921297X

Category: History

Page: 885

View: 6796

This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. Written by leading scholars inthe field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, andPersia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the tenth millennium BC 'agricultural revolution', until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.

Archaeology in the 'Land of Tells and Ruins'

A History of Excavations in the Holy Land Inspired by the Photographs and Accounts of Leo Boer

Author: Bart Wagemakers

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782972463

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1215

Recently, a travel account and 700 photographs came to light by the hand of Leo Boer, a former student of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem who, at the age of 26 in 1953–4 visited many archaeological sites in the area of present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories. These documents inspired 20 internationally-renowned scholars – many of whom excavated at the sites they describe – to report on what we know today of nine particular sites chosen from the many that Leo Boer visited 60 years ago: Jerusalem, Khirbet et-Tell (?i?), Samaria & Sebaste, Tell Balata (Shechem), Tell es-Sultan (Jericho), Khirbet Qumran, Caesarea, Megiddo, and Bet She’an. Rather than focusing on the history of these sites, the contributors describe the history of the archaeological expeditions. Who excavated these sites over the years? What were the specific aims of their campaigns? What techniques and methods did they use? How did they interpret these excavations? What finds were most noteworthy? And finally, what are the major misconceptions held by the former excavators? Several themes are interwoven amongst the contributions and variously discussed, such as ‘identification of biblical sites’, ‘regional surveys’, ‘underwater archaeology’, ‘archaeothanatology’, ‘archaeology and politics’, ‘archaeology and science’, and ‘heritage management’. This unique collection of images and essays offers to scholars working in the region previously unpublished materials and interpretations as well as new photographs. For students of archaeology, ancient or Biblical history and theology it contains both a detailed archaeological historiography and explores some highly relevant, specific themes. Finally, the superb quality of Boer’s photography provides an unprecedented insight into the archaeological landscape of post-war Palestine for anyone interested in Biblical history and archaeology.