The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700

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OUP Oxford, Feb 28, 2008 - Travel - 576 pages
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.

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor is Professor of New Testament at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem and a leading authority on the Historical Jesus and Saint Paul. His other publications include Paul: A Critical Life (1996) and Paul. His Story (2004), both also published by Oxford University Press.

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