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    Alexander to Constantine: v. III: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) (Hardback) By (author) Eric M. Meyers, By (author) Mark A. Chancey

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    DescriptionThis comprehensive and richly illustrated book explores the archaeological record of the land of the Bible from its conquest by Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C.E. until the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century C.E. Unique in its focus on the region's archaeology during the crucial Greco-Roman era, the book offers an excellent overview of a tumultuous period in world history. It also presents new insights into the evolution of Judaism and Christianity, drawing on the most recently uncovered archaeological evidence and ancient literary sources. Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey describe Hellenism as the main vehicle for the transformation of early Judaism and early Christianity in material culture and sacred traditions. The authors provide detailed discussions of the emergence of the two as sister religions, undistinguishable in many ways for centuries, then discuss how Judaism and Christianity developed in separate ways, especially after the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. A treasury of information coupled with brilliant insights, this book has much to offer scholar, student, and general reader alike.

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    Alexander to Constantine: v. III
    Archaeology of the Land of the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric M. Meyers, By (author) Mark A. Chancey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300141795
    ISBN 10: 0300141793

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    BISAC V2.8: REL006160
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    Illustrations note
    17 colour images + 203 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Eric M. Meyers, three-time president of the American Schools of Research, is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies and Archaeology, Duke University. He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology of the Near East. Mark A. Chancey is professor of religious studies, Southern Methodist University, and author of The Myth of a Gentile Galilee and Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus.
    Review quote
    "A very notable contribution . . . a welcome addition to the field of biblical archaeology."--Lee M./i>--Lee M. Jefferson "Review of Biblical Literature "