The archaeology of the Holy Land: from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest

This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories – from the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE. Special attention is paid to the archaeology of Jerusalem and th...

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Main Author: Magness, Jodi
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
In:Year: 2012
Reviews:[Rezension von: Magness, Jodi, 1956-, The archaeology of the Holy Land] (2016) (Mizzi, Dennis)
The Archaeology of the Holy Land. From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest (2014) (Zangenberg, Jürgen, 1964 -)
Further subjects:B Bible Antiquities
B Excavations (Archaeology) ; Palestine
B Bible ; Antiquities
B Excavations (archaeology) (Palestine)
B Palestine ; Antiquities
B Palestine Antiquities
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780521195355
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Summary:This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories – from the destruction of Solomon's temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE. Special attention is paid to the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Second Temple period, in the time of Herod the Great and Jesus. For each period, the book offers a historical background for the Mediterranean world and the ancient Near East, as well as the events in Palestine. Major sites such as Masada, Caesarea Maritima and Petra are examined in archaeological and historical detail, along with the material culture – coins, pottery, glass and stone vessels – of each period. This book provides a thorough overview of the archaeology of this historically vibrant part of the world
The topography and early history of Jerusalem (to 586 B.C.E.) -- The Babylonian (586-539 B.C.E.) and Persian (539-332 B.C.E.) periods -- The early Hellenistic period (332-167 B.C.E.) -- The late Hellenistic (Hasmonean) period (167-40 B.C.E.) -- The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls -- The early Roman (Herodian) period (40 B.C.E. -- 70 C.E.): Jerusalem -- The early Roman (Herodian) period (40 B.C.E.-70 C.E.): Caesarea Maritma, Samaria-Sebaste, Herodian Jericho, and Herodium -- The early Roman (Herodian) period (40 B.C.E. -- 70 C.E.): Jesus' birth and Galilean setting -- The early Roman (Herodian) period (40 B.C.E. -- 70 C.E.): Masada -- Ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs (to 70 C.E.) -- From 70 C.E. to the Bar-Kokhba revolt (132-135/136 C.E.): the second Jewish revolt against the Romans -- Aelia Capitolina (Hadrianic Jerusalem) (135 to ca. 300 C.E.) -- Roman and late antique period synagogues in Palestine -- The Byzantine (early Christian) period (313-640 C.E.): Jerusalem -- The Byzantine (early Christian) period (313-640 C.E.): Palestine under Christian rule -- Early Islamic Jerusalem (638-750 C.E.)
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ISBN:1139013831
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139013833