Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography
The author began this history as an article for his journal, Biblical Archaeology Review, to participate in the 1996 tri- millennium celebration of King David's establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (the city was already about 2,500 years...
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The author began this history as an article for his journal, Biblical Archaeology Review, to participate in the 1996 tri- millennium celebration of King David's establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (the city was already about 2,500 years old at that time). The article grew to book length and is here accompanied by some 200 color photos (well-chosen, but reproduction is a bit flat). Writing for a non-expert audience, Shanks examines the archaeological evidence, explains its interpretation, and discusses some areas of diverse interpretations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Recounts the history of Jerusalem from the Bronze Age to the present, with an emphasis on archaeological discoveries, in a tribute to the city's 3000th anniversary as the capital of Israel.
Hershel Shanks is editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review and Archaeology Odyssey. He was a leading figure in making the complete Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world. He is the author of six previous books and the editor of numerous others. New York Times book critic Richard Bernstein has called him "the word's most influential amateur Biblical Archaeologist."