In the Footsteps of King David: Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City

Author: Yosef Garfinkel,Saar Ganor,Michael G. Hasel

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500774285

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The remarkable excavation of a previously unidentified city in Israel from the time of King David, shedding new light on the link between the bible and history King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which tells his life story in detail and gives stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. But no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the kingdom he ruled over have ever been uncovered—until now. In this groundbreaking account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David— the late eleventh and early tenth century BCE—surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates and a clear urban plan, as well as an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants. Discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology, and history In the Footsteps of King David explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David’s kingdom. The topic is at the center of a controversy that has raged for decades, but these findings successfully challenge scholars disputing the historicity of the Bible and the chronology of the events recounted in it.

The Archaeology of the Holy Land

From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest

Author: Jodi Magness

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521124131

Category: Art

Page: 385

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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 by various names. To Jews this is Eretz-Israel (the Land of Israel), the Promised Land described by the Hebrew Bible as flowing with milk and honey. To Christians it is the Holy Land where Jesus Christ -- the messiah or anointed one -- was born, preached, and offered himself as the ultimate sacrifice. Under the Greeks and Romans, it was the province of Judea, a name which hearkened back to the biblical kingdom of Judah. After the Bar-Kokhba revolt ended in 135 C.E., Hadrian renamed the province Syria-Palestina, reviving the memory of the long-vanished kingdom of Philistia. Under early Islamic rule the military district (jund) of Filastin was part of the province of Greater Syria (Arabic Bilad al-Sham). In this book, the term Palestine is used to denote the area encompassing the modern state of Israel, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, and the Palestinian territories"--

Temple

Amazing New Discoveries That Change Everything about the Location of Solomon's Temple

Author: Robert Cornuke

Publisher: Lifebridge

ISBN: 9781939779090

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Using clues from scripture, as well as current archaeological technology, the author argues that the temples of Solomon and Herod are not at the site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as traditionally believed, but rather in the City of David.

Biblical Lachish

A Tale of Construction, Destruction, Excavation and Restoration

Author: David Ussishkin

Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society

ISBN: 9789652210951

Category: History

Page: 446

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The “Parting of the Ways” between Judaism and Christianity was not one, but many. It occurred in different ways in different places and in different times. Never before has this multi-faceted process been documented so engagingly and so authoritatively by so many eminent scholars from the United States, England, Israel and elsewhere as in this new book.Anyone interested in this fascinating topic will read this carefully edited, insightful volume as engaging as a novel. Written by world authorities, it's a unique resource easily understood by both the student and interested layperson.

In the Footsteps of King David: Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City

Author: Yosef Garfinkel,Saar Ganor,Michael G. Hasel

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500774285

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The remarkable excavation of a previously unidentified city in Israel from the time of King David, shedding new light on the link between the bible and history King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which tells his life story in detail and gives stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. But no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the kingdom he ruled over have ever been uncovered—until now. In this groundbreaking account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David— the late eleventh and early tenth century BCE—surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates and a clear urban plan, as well as an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants. Discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology, and history In the Footsteps of King David explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David’s kingdom. The topic is at the center of a controversy that has raged for decades, but these findings successfully challenge scholars disputing the historicity of the Bible and the chronology of the events recounted in it.

Jerusalem's Temple Mount

from Solomon to the golden Dome

Author: Hershel Shanks

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 206

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An illustrated history of temples in Jerusalem--from Solomon's time to the present--explores their archeology, legends, inscriptions, biblical interpretations, and forgeries. Original.

David and Solomon

In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416556885

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The exciting field of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible -- and no one has done more to popularise this vast store of knowledge than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, who revealed what we now know about when and why the Bible was first written in The Bible Unearthed. Now, with David and Solomon, they do nothing less than help us to understand the sacred kings and founding fathers of western civilization. David and his son Solomon are famous in the Bible for their warrior prowess, legendary loves, wisdom, poetry, conquests, and ambitious building programmes. Yet thanks to archaeology's astonishing finds, we now know that most of these stories are myths. Finkelstein and Silberman show us that the historical David was a bandit leader in a tiny back-water called Jerusalem, and how -- through wars, conquests and epic tragedies like the exile of the Jews in the centuries before Christ and the later Roman conquest -- David and his successor were reshaped into mighty kings and even messiahs, symbols of hope to Jews and Christians alike in times of strife and despair and models for the great kings of Europe. A landmark work of research and lucid scholarship by two brilliant luminaries, David and Solomon recasts the very genesis of western history in a whole new light.

The Archaeology of Ancient Israel

Author: Amnon Ben-Tor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300059199

Category: Art

Page: 398

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In this illustrated book, some of Israel's foremost archaeologists present a survey of early life in the land of the Bible, from the Neolithic era (eighth millenium BC) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BC. Each chapter covers a particular era and includes a bibliography.

The Bible Unearthed

Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts

Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743223381

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts. Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the latest archaeological evidence to support its new vision of ancient Israel, The Bible Unearthed offers a fascinating and controversial perspective on when and why the Bible was written and why it possesses such great spiritual and emotional power today.

Jerusalem

An Archaeological Biography

Author: Hershel Shanks

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A lavishly illustrated volume traces three thousand years of Jerusalem history from an archaeological perspective, describing the events that surrounded such objects as the bones of a crucified man and Babylonian arrows. 25,000 first printing.

A History of Biblical Israel

The Fate of the Tribes and Kingdoms from Merenptah to Bar Kochba

Author: Philippe Guillaume,Axel Knauf

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781781791424

Category: History

Page: 288

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There was probably only one past, but there are many different histories. As mental representations of narrow segments of the past, 'histories' reflect different cultural contexts and different historians, although 'history' is a scientific enterprise whenever it processes representative data using rational and controllable methods to work out hypotheses that can be falsified by empirical evidence. A History of Biblical Israel combines experience gained through decades of teaching biblical exegesis and courses on the history of ancient Israel, and of on-going involvement in biblical archaeology. 'Biblical Israel' is understood as a narrative produced primarily in the province of Yehud to forge the collective memory of the elite that operated the temple of Jerusalem under the auspices of the Achaemenid imperial apparatus. The notion of 'Biblical Israel' provides the necessary hindsight to narrate the fate of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah as the pre-history of 'Biblical Israel', since the archives of these kingdoms were only mined in the Persian era to produce the grand biblical narrative. The volume covers the history of 'Biblical Israel' through its fragmentation in the Hellenistic and Roman periods until 136 CE, when four Roman legions crushed the revolt of Simeon Bar-Kosiba.

The Quest

Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Author: Leen Ritmeyer

Publisher: Carta the Isreal Map & Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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No book is better suited to the study, understanding, and development of the manmade plateau that is the focus of the world s interest the Temple Mount in Jerusalem than The Quest. Ritmeyer's experience as architect of the Temple Mount Excavations following the Six-Day War, coupled with his exploration of parts of the mount now hardly accessible and his doctoral research into the problems of the Temple Mount make him singularly qualified for the task. The Quest has large, readable font and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of full-color maps, plans, drawings and photographs. Inside, there are vivid views of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem through the ages and superb reconstructions of Temple Mount architecture. The Quest includes amazing discoveries and verification of biblical accounts. "

Rose Guide to the Temple

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1596365641

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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In the late afternoon sunlight, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. This was the site of Solomon's great Temple, a "house of prayer for all people" - the center of worship and celebration. Rose Guide to the Temple is a full-color Christian ebook that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. If you enjoy studying God's Word, you will love the fact that Rose Guide to the Temple answers many questions about how the Temple looked during biblical times. Bible scholars and professors will enjoy the well-annotated text. The author is archaeologist and professor Dr. Randall Price, who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Holy Land and studying the Temple. Rose Guide to the Temple has 150 images, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations, many of which have never published before, and covers the important events and people in the history of the Temple from Abraham to modern day, including: •Pre-Temple Sanctuaries (The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle) •The First Temple -Solomon's Temple, King David, King Solomon, directions for the "House of the Lord" •The Temple Complex-The Courtyard, Brazen Altar, Molten Sea, Bronze Basins •The Holy Place-Golden Lampstand, Table of the Bread of the Presence, Altar of Incense •Holy of Holies-The Veil, Ark of the Covenant, Cherubim •Eight purposes of the Temple •Priestly duties •Feasts of the Bible •Destruction of the Temple •Time line of the Temple (there are 5 detailed time lines in this book) •The Second Temple-Zerubbabel's Temple •The Second Temple Expanded-Herod's Temple •The gates, porches, and courts of the Temple •The Temple's importance at Jesus' time •Destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans •History of the Temple Mount during the Roman and Byzantine Periods •Islamic Period and Dome of the Rock •From the Crusades to the Modern Era •Political struggle for the Temple Mount •The Future Temple-Ezekiel's Temple •The Temple Scroll •The New Jerusalem

I Have Built You an Exalted House

Temple Building in the Bible in Light of Mesopotamian and North-West Semitic Writings

Author: Victor Hurowitz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567498824

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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This close synchronic analysis of Exodus 1-2 looks at how the pericope's structure, language, focalization and management of information form its conception and judgement of its events and characters. A coherence of concerns is detectable in Exodus 1-2 with allusions to Genesis and the later chapters of Exodus. One chapter is assigned to each of seven narrative unities and deals in various ways with its narrative problems. The resulting eclectic choice of analytical tools includes the study of Proppian structural functions, repetition, public rhetoric, narrative speeds, order and symbolism.

Beyond the Texts

An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah

Author: William G. Dever

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 0884142175

Category: Social Science

Page: 772

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A handbook for biblical scholars and historians of the Ancient Near East William G. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it was—not as the biblical writers argue it should have been. Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a nontheological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers. Features A new approach to the history of ancient Israel Extensive bibliography More than eighty maps and illustrations

Secrets of Jerusalem's Temple Mount

Author: Kathleen Ritmeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 166

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Unlock the secrets of the Temple Mount! This fascinating new book--feturing never before published material--takes you on a detailed tour of ancient Jerusalem's most sacred site.