The Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area

By W. Harold Mare

The Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area

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  • ISBN: 9781579109707
  • Pages: 324
  • Publication Date: 5/22/2002
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

The Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area

By W. Harold Mare

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579109707
  • Pages: 324
  • Publication Date: 5/22/2002
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

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The importance of Jerusalem in biblical times as well as subsequent areas cannot be challenged, rendering a reliable and understandable textbook on its archaeology and history a virtual necessity. 'The Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area' is such a book.

"The approach of this study," writes the author, "is basically chronological, covering the archaeological history of the Jerusalem area from earliest times to our modern day. While the archaeological evidence is stressed, care is taken to fill in the picture with historical details gathered from the Bible and other literary sources."

After an historical overview of the city, chapters expand on the Jerusalem area in pre-Davidic times, Davidic Jerusalem, Solomonic Jerusalem, the city during the kingdom of Judah, after the exile, from 100 B.C. to A.D. 100, in the Roman period, in the Byzantine period, in the early Islamic periods, and during the Crusader, Mamluk, and Turkish periods.

Plentiful maps, photographs, and sketches illustrate the archaeological data. Footnotes and a select bibliography guide the student to additional information available on various aspects of the subject.

"Jerusalem has always gained her strength and renown from the moral and religious precepts taught within her walls.," the author writes. "This has been true from the times of the Old Testament prophets into the time of Jesus... and on through the period of Islam." So he addresses such questions as these: "What was the nature of the struggles waged over her by pagan, Jew, Christian, and Muslim? What archaeological evidence is there of religious practices? What was the lifestyle of the people who inhabited Jerusalem over the centuries?"

Endorsements & Reviews-

"[Professor Mare] has produced a well-researched, thoroughly reliable, clearly written book on 'Jerusalem, holy city' (Isaiah 52:1).... [His] text is enhanced by a generous supply of maps, photographs, plans and sketches; the selected bibliography, glossary and index are also very useful. The book is so well organized, and the material is presented so clearly and completely, that it could serve as a textbook on Jerusalem."

Philip J. King in 'Biblical Archaeology Review'


"Throughout the book, Mare gives the state of present archaeological information about each of the time periods; he writes as a trained archaeologist but in a style and manner of presentation that fits the book for the ordinary educated reader.... This is a first-rate and up-to-date overview of contemporary archaeological knowledge about the city and area of Jerusalem."

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W. Harold Mare

Bio(s)-

Beginning in 1963, W. Harold Mare taught both archaeology and the New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he is now a Professor Emeritus. In addition to writing many articles for journals and reference works, he has been president of the Near East Archaeological Society for a number of years and has directed excavations at Abila of the Decapolis in northern Jordan. He is author of 'Mastering New Testament Greek', the 'Expositor's Bible Commentary on I Corinthians', and of articles in the 'New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology'.

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