The History of Ancient Israel

The History of Ancient Israel

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This is the epic story of Jewish civilization from its beginnings to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. The book deals with Israel's relations with the great empires which shaped its development and with the changing internal structure of the Jewish state. Part of the tale is told by excavations, which reveal many aspects of the material culture and everyday life of those times. However, the major source is the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, which is an unparalleled, massively varied compendium that includes a great deal of the world's earliest historical writing and has inspired the literature, art and ethics of half the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132 x 194 x 26mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 10 maps
  • 0753801809
  • 9780753801802

About Michael Grant

Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the Ameshow more

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