Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land

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Avraham Negev, Shimon Gibson
Continuum, 2001 - History - 559 pages
Ever since the pioneering excavation at Tel el-Hesi by Petrie in 1890 archeology has developed into a fully-fledged, professional field with specialists emerging on all manner of subjects, periods, and types of artifacts. Many thousands of sites have now been excavated in the Holy Land (Israel and Palestine) from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The focus on the excavation of tells (mound sites) and key settlements such as Jerusalem, Megiddo, and Beth Shean has revolutionized our knowledge of the chronology and material culture of the biblical period.This concise but comprehensive encyclopedia, edited by the veteran archeologist Avraham Negev and revised, expanded, and updated by Shimon Gibson, includes more than 600 entries, accompanied by drawings, plans, photographs, chronological charts, and an index. All of the principal biblical sites are covered, and there are entries on general subjects such as mosaics, pottery, and archeological method. Included among the major discoveries made in recent years are the amazing Chalcolithic period objects found in a cave at Pequ'in, the "House of David" inscription from Tel Dan, the Miqne inscription, the iron fortifications of Jerusalem, and much more.

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of Biblical Archaeology (Hendrickson, 2000), this is instead a complete listing of archaeological sites in the Holy Land (Israel, Palestine, and Jordan). The text consists of 800 entries, running a ... Read full review

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Avraham Negev is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University. Dr. Negev has directed numerous archaeological digs, including expeditions to Oboda, Caesarea, the Roman theater of Beth-Shean, Memphis, Elusa, and Susiya. A prolific writer, he is the author of scholarly and popular books and articles published in Hebrew and English, including Cities of the Desert, Caesarea, Archaeology in the Land of the Bible, Masters of the Desert, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Palestine, and New Avenues in Nabatean Archaeology.Shimon Gibson is a field archaeologist working in Israel and Palestine. During the past 20 years, Dr. Gibson has conducted numerous excavations and field surveys including work at Sataf, Dor, Tel el-Ful, and Modi'in. He is currently in charge of excavations on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. Editor since 1987 of the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, he is the author of more than one hundred articles and two monographs on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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