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  • The City in Roman Palestineby Daniel Sperber

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    This work uses rabbinic texts, classical sources, and archaeological evidence to describe what a typical Palestinian city looked like, and how it operated. It provides a background for understanding everyday life in the urban environment of the New Testament. more...

  • The Jewish Revolts Against Rome, A.D. 66-135by James J. Bloom

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    During the first and second centuries A.D., the supremacy of the Roman Empire was aggressively challenged by three Jewish rebellions. The facts surrounding the initial uprising of A.D. 66-74 have been filtered through the biased accounts of Judeao Roman historian Flavius Josephus. Primary information regarding the subsequent Diaspora Revolt (A.D. 115-117)... more...

  • Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacitiesby Chad S. Spigel

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 123.10

    After the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, the primary form of Jewish worship in Palestine shifted from offering sacrifices in Jerusalem to non-sacrificial forms of worship in local synagogue buildings. While the literary and archaeological evidence from the first few centuries CE makes this shift clear, the evidence is less clear about the extent... more...

  • Deutsche, Linke und der Nahostkonfliktby Peter Ullrich; Micha Brumlik; Daniel Bartel; Moritz Sommer; Alban Werner

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 15.26

    Hauptbeschreibung Immer wieder wird in Deutschland kontrovers diskutiert, ob, wann und warum israelkritische Positionen zum Nahostkonflikt nur kaschierter Antisemitismus seien. Peter Ullrich beleuchtet neue Perspektiven: Einerseits haben Lernprozesse der vergangenen Jahrzehnte dazu geführt, dass die linke Nahostdebatte in Deutschland heute komplexer... more...

  • Archaeology in the 'Land of Tells and Ruins'by Bart Wagemakers

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 49.50

    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... more...

  • Century Of Excavationby James Baikie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This work offers a unique overview of the work done in the field of Egyptology during the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. An excellent starting point and reference for anyone fascinated by ancient Egypt, this book includes such topics as Mariette and his work, the beginnings of the modern period, the pyramids and their explorers,... more...

  • Jewish Funerary Customs, Practices and Rites in the Second Temple Periodby Rachel Hachlili

    BRILL 2004; US$ 247.00

    This publication outlines the material preserved in the ancient Jewish cemeteries in the Land of Israel and provides a comprehensive and instructive study of Jewish funerary customs, practices, and rituals relating to death, burial and mourning, as well as addressing the meaning of Jewish funerary art and tradition. more...

  • Jesus and the Ossuariesby Craig A. Evans

    Baylor University Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    In Jesus and the Ossuaries, Craig A. Evans helps all readers, expert and layperson alike, understand the importance this recent find might have for the quest for the historical Jesus and any historical reconstruction of early Christianity. Evans does this by providing an overview of the most important archaeological discoveries, before examining nine... more...

  • Rise and Fall of the Ancient Israelite States, Theby Martin Sicker

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 110.00

    By subjecting biblical writings to a political analysis, Sicker constructs a plausible political history of the ancient Israelite states that dealt with virtually every issue faced by governments throughout subsequent history. As he makes clear, the way they dealt with those issues, successfully or otherwise, is highly instructive and relevant to... more...

  • Facts on the Groundby Nadia Abu El-Haj

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Archaeology in Israel is truly a national obsession, a practice through which national identity?and national rights?have long been asserted. But how and why did archaeology emerge as such a pervasive force there? How can the practices of archaeology help answer those questions? In this stirring book, Nadia Abu El-Haj addresses these questions and... more...