The Holy Land

The Holy Land Author Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780191528675
Year 2008-02-28
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both in the city of Jerusalem and throughout the Holy Land and including over 150 high quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs, this book provides the ultimate visitor guide to the rich archaeological heritage of the region. Fully updated with all the latest information, this new edition includes updates on the crucial recent developments at the Holy Sepulchre and on six completely new sites, including a Middle Bronze Age water system in Jerusalem and what may be the original Pool of Siloam.

The Holy Land

The Holy Land Author Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN-10 0199236666
Year 2008-02-28
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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A new, fully updated edition of the world's leading guide to the historical sites of the Holy Land, providing the ultimate guide to all the main Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sites.

Greece

Greece Author Christopher Mee
ISBN-10 0192880586
Year 2001
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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This illustrated Guide written by experts offers up-to-date descriptions and plans of over a hundred major and minor archaeological sites in mainland Greece, dating from the Neolithic to the early Christian eras. There is extensive background information on each site and on the general history and archaeology of Greece in this period.

The Archaeology of the Holy Land

The Archaeology of the Holy Land Author Jodi Magness
ISBN-10 9780521124133
Year 2012-08-27
Pages 385
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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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"--

Rome

Rome Author Amanda Claridge
ISBN-10 0192880039
Year 1998
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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The largest archaeological site in the world, Rome includes such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Maps & diagrams.

Spain

Spain Author Roger Collins
ISBN-10 0192853007
Year 1998
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Spain's opulent mixture of cultures and religions have left it rich with notable sites for the traveler to explore, from the Arab Walls of Madrid to the Roman hippodrome in Toledo, from the palace complex of Saville to the Islamic fortress in Malaga. Diagrams & Maps.

Keys to Jerusalem

Keys to Jerusalem Author Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780199642021
Year 2012-02-23
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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Surveys the history, archaeology, and theology of Jerusalem, focusing on issues like the location of important buildings and events in the life of Jesus that took place in Jerusalem.

Fodor s Essential Israel

Fodor s Essential Israel Author Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN-10 9780147546777
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Fodor's Travel
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor's Essential Israel help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat, the Negev, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Sea of Galillee, the Golan Heights, Beersheva, and Petra in Jordan

The Holy Land

The Holy Land Author Mitch Pacwa
ISBN-10 1616366133
Year 2013
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Servant Books
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What’s the next best thing to going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Mitch Pacwa? Being able to travel with him from the comfort of your home as the holy sites come to life through the pages of this book. With stunning images and thoughtful commentary, The Holy Land: An Armchair Pilgrimage is more than your typical travel guide. It also contains: A short commentary on each site, explaining its importance in salvation history A meditation for you to consider, encouraging questions such as, “What can I learn from this place? Why does it matter to me?” Prayers that Fr. Mitch uses on his annual pilgrimages, focusing on a personal faith response to the spiritual events commemorated at each site. Travel with Fr. Mitch to the sites of all twenty mysteries of the rosary, as well as other significant spots in the history of Israel and in the life of Jesus. Whether you’ve been to the Holy Land, plan to travel there one day, or prefer to stay in your armchair, this classic book will be a beautiful addition to your library.

The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque

The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque Author Sidney Harrison Griffith
ISBN-10 0691130159
Year 2008
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--and the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities--a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped under Muslim rule. Just who were the Christians in the Arabic-speaking milieu of Mohammed and the Qur'an? "The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque" is the first book-length discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world. Sidney Griffith offers an engaging overview of their initial reactions to the religious challenges they faced, the development of a new mode of presenting Christian doctrine as liturgical texts in their own languages gave way to Arabic, the Christian role in the philosophical life of early Baghdad, and the maturing of distinctive Oriental Christian denominations in this context. Offering a fuller understanding of the rise of Islam in its early years from the perspective of contemporary non-Muslims, this book reminds us that there is much to learn from the works of people who seriously engaged Muslims in their own world so long ago.

The Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East Author James Bennett Pritchard
ISBN-10 9780691147260
Year 2011
Pages 474
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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James Pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the translations in context. With more than 130 reading selections and 300 photographs of ancient art, architecture, and artifacts, this volume provides a stimulating introduction to some of the most significant and widely studied texts of the ancient Near East, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Creation Epic (Enuma elish), the Code of Hammurabi, and the Baal Cycle. For students of history, religion, the Bible, archaeology, and anthropology, this anthology provides a wealth of material for understanding the ancient Near East. Represents the diverse cultures and languages of the ancient Near East--Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, and Aramaic--in a wide range of genres: Historical texts Legal texts and treaties Inscriptions Hymns Didactic and wisdom literature Oracles and prophecies Love poetry and other literary texts Letters New foreword puts the classic translations in context More than 300 photographs document ancient art, architecture, and artifacts related to the texts Fully indexed

With Jesus Through Galilee According to the Fifth Gospel

With Jesus Through Galilee According to the Fifth Gospel Author Bargil Pixner
ISBN-10 0814624278
Year 1996
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher
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With the help of pictures and historical maps, the reader can follow the inner development of Jesus and his disciples and their role in society. Against the backdrop of the landscape of Galilee emerges the figure of Jesus the compassionate man.,

Jerusalem

Jerusalem Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307798596
Year 2011-08-10
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Venerated for millennia by three faiths, torn by irreconcilable conflict, conquered, rebuilt, and mourned for again and again, Jerusalem is a sacred city whose very sacredness has engendered terrible tragedy. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly praised A History of God, traces the history of how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have all laid claim to Jerusalem as their holy place, and how three radically different concepts of holiness have shaped and scarred the city for thousands of years. Armstrong unfolds a complex story of spiritual upheaval and political transformation--from King David's capital to an administrative outpost of the Roman Empire, from the cosmopolitan city sanctified by Christ to the spiritual center conquered and glorified by Muslims, from the gleaming prize of European Crusaders to the bullet-ridden symbol of the present-day Arab-Israeli conflict. Written with grace and clarity, the product of years of meticulous research, Jerusalem combines the pageant of history with the profundity of searching spiritual analysis. Like Karen Armstrong's A History of God, Jerusalem is a book for the ages.