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This volume presents a visual, pictorial history of Jerusalem from the most ancient records to the most up-to-date excavations. The narrative text is accompanied by hundreds of specially prepared drawings, maps, and photographs that illuminate every aspect of human settlement from topography, water sources, and agriculture to security, architecture, and historical sites from the Temples of Solomon, Nehemiah, and Herod to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock.

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Archaeologist Ben-Dov traces the history of the city of Jerusalem from its foundation 5,000 years ago to the present. He describes the city's history as a continuous chain of events and discusses the important individuals who contributed to the city's character. Ben-Dov also presents conflicting views on such issues as the location of the Praetorium and the disappearance of the tombstones of the Crusader kings from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The text is accompanied throughout by hundreds of drawings and b&w photographs of the city. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826413796
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/24/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.37 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Jerusalem ix
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Before the City Existed: First Steps
1. Between Sea and Desert: The Fertile Crescent 1
2. International Routes in the Fertile Crescent: Via Maris and the King's Highway 4
3. Jerusalem and the International Routes 6
4. "The Mountains Round About Jerusalem" 9
5. Water Sources in Jerusalem and Environs 13
6. Cultivated Land and Agriculture 15
7. Foundation of the City 19
8. Names of the City Through the Ages 23
Chapter 2 Canaanite Jerusalem: From Yqr'm to Araunah (3000-1000 BCE)
1. The First Thousand Years 28
2. Yqr'm and Ss'n, Kings of Jerusalem in the Period of the Execration Texts (20th-18th cent. BCE) 30
3. Melchizedek, King of Shalem, Priest of God Most High 32
4. The Patriarch Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac--Mount Moriah 33
5. Abdi Heb/pa, Ruler of Jerusalem: The El-Amarna Period (14th cent. BCE) 35
6. The City-state of Jerusalem 37
7. Jerusalem on the Eve of Joshua's Conquest: The Kingdom of Adoni-zedek (13th cent. BCE) 38
8. Jerusalem-Jebus, a Hittite and Amorite City: The Kingdom of Araunah (12th-11th cent. BCE) 40
Chapter 3 Jerusalem in the First Temple Period: The House of David, from David to Zedekiah (1000-586 BCE)
1. From Jebus to the City of David 43
2. From Capital City to Royal Temple and Royal Seat 46
3. Solomon Builds the First Temple 48
4. The City Expands Westward, to the Upper Hills: From Jehoshaphat to the Destruction of the First Temple 52
5. Water in Time of Siege: Warren's Shaft, the Siloam Channel, Hezekiah's Tunnel 59
6. Palaces Outside the City 64
7. The Necropolis: Tombs of Jerusalem's Kings and Aristocracy 68
8. Destruction of the First Temple: Babylonian Rule, Nebuchadnezzar and Jerusalem (586 BCE) 75
9. Jerusalem--City of Prophets 78
Chapter 4 Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period: Under Persia, Greece and Rome: From Zerubbabel to Johanan ben Zakkai, or from Cyrus to Titus (538 BCE-70 CE)
1. Zerubbabel ben Shealtiel and Joshua ben Jehozadak 81
2. Ezra and Nehemiah 84
3. Jerusalem Under Greek Rule: The Ptolemies and the Seleucids 88
4. Jerusalem Under the Hasmoneans: From Mattathias to Mattathias 91
5. Jerusalem at the Height of Its Splendor: From Herod to Agrippa II 103
6. Jesus Son of Joseph in Jerusalem 127
7. Jerusalem Seat of Jewish Wisdom 130
8. From Jerusalem to Yavneh: Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai: "Give Me Yavneh and Its Sages" 132
Chapter 5 Jerusalem--City of Legions: Aelia Capitolina (70-333 CE)
1. Jerusalem City of the Tenth Legion 136
2. Renewed Civilian Settlement in Jerusalem: The Judeo-Christians 142
3. Jerusalem in the Time of Bar Kokhba and Hadrian: Aelia Capitolina 143
Chapter 6 Jerusalem Under the Cross: The Byzantine City (333-638 CE)
1. The Roman Empire Accepts Christianity: A Turning Point in Jerusalem's History--Constantine and Helena 148
2. From Constantine to Justinian: Christian Jerusalem 156
3. Jerusalem under Heraclius: The Beginning of the Decline 163
4. Everyday Jewish Life in Jerusalem Under Byzantine Rule 166
Chapter 7 Jerusalem in the Embrace of the Muslim Crescent: Ancient Islam (638-1099)
1. Caliph Omar, Conqueror of Jerusalem 169
2. From Aelia to Madinat Bayt al-Maqdis: The Sanctity of Jerusalem in Islam 171
3. Jerusalem Under the Umayyads: A New Administrative Center 174
4. Jerusalem Under the Abbasids 180
5. Jerusalem a Shi'ite City: The Fatimid Dynasty 183
6. Jerusalem--City of Seljuks and Fatimids 187
Chapter 8 Jerusalem, Capital of the Crusader Kingdom (1099-1260)
1. The Crusaders Conquer Jerusalem: Godfrey of Bouillon, Defender of the Holy Sepulcher 194
2. Jerusalem, City of God and Merchants 199
3. The Crescent Returns to Jerusalem: Saladin, Hero of Islam 211
4. Frederick II, German Emperor and King of Jerusalem 215
5. The Khwarizmian Turks, Destroyers of Jerusalem; The Tatars 220
6. Baybars the Mamluk in Jerusalem; Jewish Community Restored by Nahmanides 222
Chapter 9 Jerusalem Restored to Islam--The Mamluks (1260-1515)
1. Under the Shadow of the Crusader Threat 227
2. Jerusalem of Religious Colleges, Hostels, Markets and Tombs 229
3. Sultan Qa'itbay and His Dream of Jerusalem 236
4. Jerusalem, Pilgrimage City: Jews, Muslims and Christians 239
Chapter 10 Jerusalem Under Ottoman Rule (1515-1917)
1. Selim the Grim and Suleiman the Magnificent 243
2. Suleiman's Projects in Jerusalem and Their Purpose 245
3. Jerusalem's Four Quarters and the Temple Mount 256
4. Ibn Farukh, Ruler of Jerusalem 262
5. Jerusalem Advances Toward the Nineteenth Century 265
6. European Entry into Jerusalem 267
7. The Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem at its Zenith 276
8. The Beginnings of Historical and Archaeological Research in Jerusalem 278
9. Beyond the Walls: The Boom in Construction Momentum and the Growth of Jerusalem's Population 281
Chapter 11 Jerusalem Under the British Mandate (1917-1948)
1. Jerusalem Surrenders to General Allenby 288
2. Jerusalem Between Jews and Arabs 290
3. The Western Wall and the Struggle Over Its Character and Status 294
4. Construction in Mandatory Jerusalem 297
Chapter 12 Jerusalem Divided and Reunited (1948-1989)
1. The UN Resolution: Jewish State and Arab State, International Jerusalem 301
2. Jerusalem in 1948 304
3. Divided Jerusalem 309
4. Jerusalem Reunited 314
5. Changes and Trends Since Jerusalem's Reunification 318
6. Toward the Future 336
Chapter 13 Jerusalem at the Threshold of the Third Millennium (1989-2000)
1. Peace Agreements between Israel and the Palestinians 345
2. Politically Motivated Development Projects 346
3. The Temple Mount and the Vicinity 348
4. New Discoveries 357
5. Roads and Tunnels Around Jerusalem 358
6. Isaiah's Vision: "All the Nations Shall Flow to It" 362
Bibliography and Sources 369
Index 373
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2002

    Great Reference Book!

    This Is a great atlas that explores the land, as well the history of jerusalem.It covers the beginnings of Its history right to the present day.It reads like a book(Not an atlas) and If you are Interested In middle eastern history you will not want to put It down.

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