Jerusalem's Temple Mount: From Solomon to the Golden Dome

Jerusalem's Temple Mount: From Solomon to the Golden Dome


By (author) Hershel Shanks

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 28mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0826428843
  • ISBN 13: 9780826428844
  • Illustrations note: 120 colour, 40 bw illustrations
  • Sales rank: 824,625

Product description

This stunning book, with its 160 illustrations, most of them in full color, is a history of the Temple or Temples in Jerusalem from Solomon's time to the present. The book reads like an archaeological excavation, digging deeper and deeper at one site. Starting with a discussion of the Palestinian denial of a Jewish Temple, the book proceeds to explore the Islamic Dome of the Rock, the little-known Roman Temple of Jupiter, Herod's massive Temple Mount, the Temple built by the exiles returning from Bablyon and finally, Solomon's Temple. With a lively and informative text to accompany the pictures, "Jerusalem's Temple Mount" is replete with archaeology, history, legends (Jewish, Christian and Muslim), inscriptions, biblical interpretations and forgeries.

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Author information

Hershel Shanks is editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review and was a leading figure in making the complete Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world.

Review quote

"Many readers will gain much enlightenment and enjoyment by perusing this attractive volume."--Sanford Lakoff "Journal for The Study of the Old Testament "

Table of contents

Plan of Jerusalem; Time Line of Major Events; 1. Why This Book?; 2. Dome of the Rock; 3. The Interregnum; 4. Herod's Temple; 5. The First Second Temple; 6. Solomon's Temple; 7. Before Solomon's Temple; 8. Conclusion.