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    DescriptionIn this illustrated book, some of Israel's foremost archaeologists present a survey of early life in the land of the Bible, from the Neolithic era (eighth millenium BC) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BC. Each chapter covers a particular era and includes a bibliography. The illustrations include photographs of artifacts; line drawings of sites and reconstructed buildings, ceramics and other objects; and maps. Together with the text they demonstrate developments in religious practices, architecture, technology, customs and art, depicting the earliest ceramic pots and idols, the layouts of villages and cemeteries and figurines and jewellery. This is a resource for anyone who wants to know more about the religious, scientific or historical background of the region.

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    The Archaeology of Ancient Israel
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Amnon Ben-Tor, Translated by R. Greenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300059199
    ISBN 10: 0300059191

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH, 1FBP
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    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
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    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
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    DC12A: 933
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBARC
    B&T Approval Code: A17603000
    DC22: 933
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBP, 1FBH
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    maps, tables, 260 b&w illustrations, 40 colour plates, bibliography
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    08 March 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Back cover copy
    For over one hundred years archaeologists have explored the land of Israel, investigating such fascinating topics as the migrations of the patriarchs, the Israelites' conquest of Canaan, and the establishment of the monarchy by David and Solomon. In this book some of Israel's foremost archaeologists present a thorough and up-to-date survey of this research, providing an accessible introduction to early life in the land of the Bible. The authors discuss the history of ancient Israel from the Neolithic era (eighth millennium B.C.E.) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E. Each chapter describes a different era as seen through relevant archaeological discoveries. The reader is introduced to the first permanent settlements in the land of Israel, the crystallization of the political system of city-states, the nature of Canaanite culture, the Israelite patterns of settlement, and the division of the country into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The lavishly illustrated text explores and demonstrates developments in religious practices, architecture, technology, customs, arts and crafts, warfare, writing, cult practices, and trade. The book will be a delightful and informative resource for anyone who has ever wanted to know more about the religious, scientific, or historical background to the events described in the Bible, or to current developments in the Middle East.
    Table of contents
    The Neolithic period; the Chalcolithic period; the Early Bronze Age; the Intermediate Bronze Age; the Middle Bronze Age; the Late Bronze Age; the Iron Age I; the Iron Age II-III.