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    DescriptionHerod the Great, one of the most famous builders of the biblical world, is a name well known to readers of the New Testament. Recently a team led by Ehud Netzer, a leading Israeli archaeologist of the Herodian period, discovered the tomb of Herod. Netzer here highlights Herod's involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, imagination, and understanding of the building and planning process. The book presents a comprehensive synthesis of Herod's enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints. Originally published in hardcover by Mohr Siebeck, it is now available in paper.


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    Title
    The Architecture of Herod, the Great Builder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ehud Netzer, With Rachel Laureys-Chachy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 443
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801036125
    ISBN 10: 0801036127
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    BISAC V2.8: REL006630
    B&T Approval Code: A17603040
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    B&T Approval Code: A17603000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05091514
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 722.70933
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 722.70933
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    DC22: 722/.70933
    LC classification: NA335.P19 N49 2008
    Thema V1.0: QRMF1, QRVC, NK, AMX, QRA
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings, maps, figures, black & white plates
    Publisher
    Baker Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Baker Academic
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Author Information
    Ehud Netzer (1934-2010) was professor emeritus at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He initiated and directed excavations at several building projects of Herod the Great and authored the award-winning "Masada," volume 3, " The Buildings: Stratigraphy and Architecture." He received his PhD from Hebrew University.
    Back cover copy
    Herod the Great, one of the most famous builders of the biblical world, is a name well known to New Testament readers. Recently a team led by Ehud Netzer, a leading Israeli archaeologist of the Herodian period, discovered the tomb of Herod in one of his palaces two thousand years after his death. This volume highlights Herod's personal involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, creative imagination, and deep understanding of the building and planning process. In many ways, the book presents the first comprehensive synthesis of Herod's enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints. "[Netzer] brings a strong architectural background . . . and intensive archaeological experience . . . to his analysis of Herod's buildings. . . . No one knows Herod's buildings as well as Netzer; he distills what he knows about him in this readable book. He neither talks down to nonarchitects nor uses highly technical vocabulary. . . . Since he has excavated many of the sites himself and has worked extensively with the excavators of most of the others, the study is based on intimate familiarity with Herod and his world. . . . His deft touch in this book will ensure that his views are known more widely to an English-speaking audience, as he provides a near-infallible guide to understanding and appreciating Herod's buildings. . . . This is a book about which one can get quite excited; Netzer has accomplished much in his lengthy career focused on Herod. . . . There is still more to learn about this remarkable ruler and the products of his fertile imagination; Netzer is now the indispensable starting point."--Peter Richardson, "Review of Biblical Literature ""In assessing Herod's construction projects, Netzer enjoys the advantage of having personally uncovered many of these sites, giving him an intimate familiarity with the subject. . . . Netzer deserves our congratulations for this gargantuan effort, bringing together all of these studies in a single volume in clear and instructive language."--Hillel Geva, "Biblical Archaeology Review"