Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land
Israel Exploration Society and Massada Press, 1975 - Religion - 339 pages
Photographs, maps, and diagrams complement scholarly articles treating the geography of Palestinian excavation sites of the past century, archaeological methods and the biblical significance of the artifacts discovered. Bibliogs
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