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

Author: Jodi Magness
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Magness
ISBN: 9780521195355 0521195357 9780521124133 0521124131
OCLC Number: 770694214
Description: xiv, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 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.).
Responsibility: Jodi Magness.

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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  Read more...

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