By John C. H. Laughlin
From the ruins of the traditional beach urban of Acco, to the small yet archaeologically very important city of Yokneam, Fifty significant towns of the Bible presents readers with a complete consultant to the traditional towns that performed an important function on the planet from which the Bible originated.
Not merely overlaying well known towns akin to Jerusalem and Jericho, the booklet additionally contains lesser identified cities like Aroer, Beth-Zur and Gibeah, that have all supplied their very own worthy contributions to the way we now comprehend the biblical world.
A interesting, easy-to-follow textual content, key positive aspects include:
* the biblical context of every urban or city
* a precis of its identified archeological heritage
* non-biblical references to the positioning
* pictures and illustrations
* a concise bibliography for extra examining
Also supplied is a convenient reference map to the key archaeological websites in Israel, in addition to chronological tables for simple reference.
Concise, informative and excessive obtainable, Fifty significant towns of the Bible is a wonderful assessment of the towns and cities that made up the Biblical global, and a necessary source for college students and enthusiasts.
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The city is also mentioned in numerous texts dating from the seventh century BCE and later. In the Bible, this Aphek is mentioned only three times ( Josh. 12: 18; 1 Sam. 4: 1; 29: 1). ” However, there is a textual problem with this reading. ” The Samuel passages clearly indicate that early in the history of “Israel,” Aphek was under the control of the Philistines. It was used by them as a staging ground for preparation for a war against Israel (1 Sam. 4: 1), and later, for an attack on Jezreel (1 Sam.
This lack of control by “Israel” may explain, partially, at least, why this important coastal city is mentioned only once in the Hebrew Bible. Before 1973 only salvage work, including surveys and tomb excavations, had been carried out here. From 1973 until 1989, Moshe Dothan (Haifa University) directed twelve seasons of systematic excavations. The work was sponsored by Haifa University, the University of Marburg (Germany), the Israel Exploration Society and the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums.
1: 31). However, Achziv is mentioned in sources post-dating the biblical period ( Josephus, WAR I. 257; Eusebius, Onomasticon XXX, 12), but the major archaeological remains date to the Bronze and Iron Ages. During 1963–1964 excavations sponsored by the Oriental Institute of the University of Rome were conducted on the mound. Directed by Moshe W. Prausvitz, an eighteenth-century BCE city (Middle Bronze Age I/II) was discovered that was protected by an earthen rampart surrounded by a deep fosse (moat).
Fifty major cities in the Bible by John C. H. Laughlin