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This comprehensive five-volume work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to the early centuries of the rise of Islam, the work covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal regions of North and East Africa. It includes 1,125 alphabetically arranged entries on sites, languages, material culture, archaeological methods, organizations and institutions, and major excavators and scholars of the field. This one-of-a-kind, accessibly written reference brings new breadth to the study of archaeology in the biblical world, making it a valuable resource not only to scholars and students of archaeology, but also to those with an interest in ancient art and architecture, languages, history, and religion.
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Eric M. Meyers, Professor of Religion and Director of the Program in Judaic Studies, Duke University.Review:
"In more than 1,100 entries, leading archaeologists, historians, and linguists present the results of the latest scholarship on the Ancient Near East...More than 650 drawings, plans, maps and photographs illustrate the articles, while regional maps, and an extensive index...add to the utility of the work. Both scholar and interested layman alike will consult with profit this important contribution to the study of the Ancient Near East."--The Classical Outlook
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195065123
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195065123