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Fifty major cities of the Bible : from Dan to Beersheba

Author: John C H Laughlin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge key guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokne'am, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated." "Included are the biblical context of each city or town; a summary of its known archaeological history; non-biblical references to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C H Laughlin
ISBN: 0415223148 0415223156 9780415223140 9780415223157
OCLC Number: 60414568
Description: xviii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acco : city with a view --
Achziv : the city of cemeteries --
ʻAi (et-Tell) : if et-Tell is "ʻAi," the "conquest" of Joshua isn't --
Aphek (Ras el-Ain) : the city of palaces --
Arad : from Canaanite city to Judean "temple" --
Aroer (in Judah) : where did David really go? --
Ashdod : home of the "Ashdoda" --
Ashkelon : from the Middle Bronze Age silver calf and a Persian dog cemetery --
Azekah : where the fires went out --
Beersheba : Iron Age II Judean town "museum" --
Bethel (Tell Beitin) : no golden calf, yet --
Bethlehem : was Jesus really born here? --
BethSaida : from the lost and found department, an Iron Age city reappears --
Beth-Shean : why is there a "cigar-shaped" coffin in this place? --
Beth-Shemesh : of mice and (Philistine) men --
Beth-Zur : a forgotten outpost of Judah? --
Caesarea Maritima : Herod's city by the sea --
Caesarea Philippi (Banias) : the magnificent palace of Agrippa II --
Capernaum : of fishermen and gold coins --
Chorazin : did the curse really work? --
Damascus : a very old city where Paul almost got himself killed --
Dan (Tel) : Massebot and "high places" : the gods of Dan --
Ekron/Tel Miqne : Philistine capital of the olive oil industry --
Farʻah Tell, el- (North): biblical Tirzah? : is there a wall of "separation"? --
Farʻah, Tell el- (South) : an important city, but probably not Sharuhen --
Gath (Tell es-Safi) : "tell it not in Gath" --
Gezer : did Solomon build a city gate here? --
Gibeah (Tell el-Ful?) : concubines beware! --
Gibeon (el-Jib) : a huge water well and a deadly "game" --
Halif, Tell (Rimmon?) : where exactly are we? --
Hazor : the mightiest Canaanite city of all --
Hebron : of myths and legends : who's buried here? --
Herodian Jericho : why did Herod have to show off so much? --
Heshbon (Tell Hesban) : a "lover's eyes" --
Jericho (Tell es-Sultan) : a big nail in the coffin of a "militaristic conquest" --
Jerusalem : whatever happened to "David" and "Solomon"? --
Jezreel (Tel) : was Omri just boasting? --
Lachish : at least the Assyrians were impressed --
Megiddo : front-row seat for watching the end of the world --
Mizpah (Tell en-Nasbeh?) : what's an "ebenezer?" --
Nazareth : peasant village makes good : hometown of Jesus --
Ramat Rahel (Beth Haccherem) : why prophets sometimes hated kings --
Samaria : the pride of the Omrides --
Shechem : what do all these trees and stones mean? --
Shiloh : the place of priests --
Taʻanach : home of the cultic prize --
Tell Beit Mirsim : what's in a name? --
Tiberias : the jewel beside the Sea of Galilee --
Timnah (Tel Batash) : a lion, a wife, and a riddle --
Yokneʻam (Tell Qeimum) : you don't have to be famous to be important --
Appendices: A. The Philistines ; B.A note on chronology ; C. Chronology for kings of Israel and Judah.
Series Title: Routledge key guides.
Other Titles: 50 major cities of the Bible
Responsibility: John C.H. Laughlin.
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