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  • Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Periodby Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough; Jacob Neusner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    This volume presents the most important portions of Erwin Goodenough's classic thirteen-volume work, a magisterial attempt to encompass human spiritual history in general through the study of Jewish symbols in particular. Revealing that the Jewish religion of the period was much more varied and complex than the extant Talmudic literature would lead... more...

  • 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...

  • Just Past?by Raz Kletter

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 45.00

    During the last decade substantive changes have occurred in the way that archaeology is conducted in the 'Holy Land' as indeed throughout the Near East but one thing never seems to change: archaeology in Israel/Palestine always takes on a political dimension. This book tells the story of the creation of Israeli Archaeology in the 1950s and... 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$ 145.58

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

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

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 17.41

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Bible and Radiocarbon Datingby Thomas E. Levy; Thomas Higham

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 47.45

    This title brings together a leading team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, Biblical scholars, radiocarbon dating specialists and other researchers who have embraced radiocarbon dating as a significant tool to test hypotheses concerning the historicity of aspects of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Israelite Statesby Martin Sicker

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 140.00

    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 today's... more...