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Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography

Hershel Shanks
Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography

Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography

Hershel Shanks

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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.

- Publisher For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers greater wisdom to humankind. As the central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar was conceived by the ancient kabbalists as a guide for gaining fulfillment in the material world and for drawing closer to the sacred light of the spiritual realm. In The Essential Zohar, the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg thoroughly fulfills this intention, interpreting the Zohars teachings on evil, redemption, human relationships, wealth and poverty, and many other issues from a practical, contemporary perspective. The Zohar and Kabbalah have traditionally been known as the worlds most esoteric sources of spiritual knowledge, but Rav Berg has dedicated his life to making this wisdom universally available. In truth, the Zohar came into being as a gift to all humanity. The Essential Zohar at last brings that gift to the world.

- Publisher 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.

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About "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 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.
- Publisher

For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers greater wisdom to humankind. As the central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar was conceived by the ancient kabbalists as a guide for gaining fulfillment in the material world and for drawing closer to the sacred light of the spiritual realm. In The Essential Zohar, the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg thoroughly fulfills this intention, interpreting the Zohars teachings on evil, redemption, human relationships, wealth and poverty, and many other issues from a practical, contemporary perspective. The Zohar and Kabbalah have traditionally been known as the worlds most esoteric sources of spiritual knowledge, but Rav Berg has dedicated his life to making this wisdom universally available. In truth, the Zohar came into being as a gift to all humanity. The Essential Zohar at last brings that gift to the world.
- Publisher

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.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Hershel Shanks

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."

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