Solomon's Temple: Myth and History

Solomon's Temple: Myth and History


By (author) William J. Hamblin, By (author) David R. Seely


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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 249mm x 28mm | 1,102g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500251339
  • ISBN 13: 9780500251331
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Illustrations note: 202 illustrations, 143 in colour
  • Sales rank: 531,859

Product description

Solomons Temple has been a source of fascination and profound spiritual reverence for the worlds major religious faiths for over 3,000 years. It was described in the Dead Sea Scrolls; it was visited by Alexander the Great; and it has inspired artists through the ages. Here, the authors unravel both scholarly and speculative histories, guiding the reader through the maze of modern myths and popular cultural tales that surround the Temple. A masterly introduction to the world of the Temple, this book is guaranteed to inform, intrigue and grip everyone with an interest in history and its endless reinterpretations.

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Author information

William J. Hamblin, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, Utah, is a specialist in Near Eastern History and the Crusades. David R. Seely is Professor of Religion at Brigham Young University. He was a member of the international team of editors that published the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Israelite Temples; 2. The Jewish Temple; 3. The Christian Temple; 4. Islam and the Temple; 5. Modern Conceptions of Solomon's Temple.