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Bethsaida: Volume 4: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee

Bethsaida: Volume 4: A City by the North Shore of the Sea of Galilee

Hardback Bethsaida Excavations Project: Reports & Contextual Studies

Edited by Rami Arav, Edited by Richard A. Freund

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  • Publisher: Truman State University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 362 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 23mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Kirksville
  • ISBN 10: 1931112835
  • ISBN 13: 9781931112833
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos, maps & tables
  • Sales rank: 1,872,430

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Archaeological excavation of the ancient city of Bethsaida has retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most intriguing topics from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. This volume includes reports on archaeological and geological findings from 1997 to 2006 and the cultural and historical contexts of the findings. This volume completes the series. Twenty years of excavations at Bethsaida are marked with a timely publication of the latest results at this important Galilean Site. Interdisciplinary in content, this volume will be a helpful addition to the library of those interested in the Iron Age and the Roman era, the times of the Old and New Testaments.' (James K. Hoffmeier)

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Rami Arav is director of excavations and research for the Bethsaida Excavations Project, and professor of religion and foreign languages at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Richard A. Freund is project director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.

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"Twenty years of excavations at Bethsaida are marked with a timely publication of the latest results at this important Galilean Site. Interdisciplinary in content, this volume will be a helpful addition to the library of those interested in the Iron Age and the Roman era, the times of the Old and New Testaments." -- James K Hoffmeier

Table of contents

Figures, Graphs, and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Final Report on Area A, Stratum V: The City Gate, Rami Arav 2. Petrographic Analysis of a Hippo Jar from the Storage Room of the Stratum V City Gate, Robert Shuster 3. The Leshem Inscription, Carl Savage 4. An Israelite Administrative Jar Handle Impression from Bethsaida (et-Tell), Baruch Brandl 5. Persian Period Mortaria at Bethsaida-Julias, Sandra Fortner 6. Caprid Tooth Analysis, Toni Fisher 7. Pollen Analysis at et-Tell, 1996-2006: Laboratory Report on the Iron Age Gate, Patrick Scott Geyer with contributions by Thomas Larson, Christine Cyr, and Atheina Mansour 8. Archaeobotanical Remains from Bethsaida, Nili Liphschitz 9. Archaeobotanical Finds from an Iron Age II Granaryat Bethsaida, Nili Liphschitz 10. Notes on Carbon-14 Dating: Purpose and Results, Rami Arav and Elisabetta Boaretto 11. Pre-Roman, Roman, and Islamic Glass from Bethsaida, Andrea Rottloff 12. Bethsaida Numismatic Survey: Seasons of 1997 through 2000, Arie Kindler 13. Stamped Amphora Handles from Bethsaida ,Donald T. Ariel 14. El Araj as Bethsaida: Spatial and Temporal Improbabilities, John F. Shroder Jr., Harry D. Jol, and Philip P. Reeder 15. Sedimentologic and Paleogeomorphologic Character of the Bethsaida (Beteiha) Plain of the Sea of Gailiee, Laura Banker, John F. Shroder Jr., and Moshe Inbar Contributors Index