Temple of Jerusalem

Temple of Jerusalem

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The Temple was the central religious site of the ancient Jews, a wonder of the ancient world. It was destroyed in the 70s C.E. by the Roman Emperor Titus as part of the crushing of revolt in Judaea. Since then the Temple and its site have had a unique hold on our imagination - a longing for the Jews; a central metaphor of Christian thought (the Holy Sepulchre); an icon for Muslims (the Dome of the Rock). Simon Goldhill explores its history and its changing use in a religious, political and cultural context: a story that from the Crusades onwards has helped form the modern political world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 139 x 209mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861976038
  • 9781861976031

About Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge. His Love, Sex and Tragedy; how the ancient world shapes our lives will shortly be published by John Murray.show more

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