- Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Format: Hardback | 314 pages
- Dimensions: 162mm x 236mm x 24mm | 620g
- Publication date: 9 January 2002
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1841272019
- ISBN 13: 9781841272016
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
This volume of essays by Magen Broshi, formerly Curator of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem and a veteran archaeologist, covers various aspects of both the material and spiritual life of ancient Palestine in the biblical and post-biblical periods. Among the topics addressed in this entertaining and illuminating book are wine and food consumption, studies of population, the ancient city of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the use and abuse of archaeology in historical and biblical research. This volume is designed for scholars and for any non-specialists with a keen interest in ancient life in the Holy Land.
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Before his retirement, Magen Broshi was Curator, Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
"Both scholars and non-specialists will find this book of interest. The strengths of this collection are its readable non-technical style, diversity of timely topics....a fascinating collection of articles and a fitting tribute to a fine scholar." Ann E. Killebrew, Religious Studies Review, January 2003