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Jerusalem's Temple Mount: from Solomon to the golden Dome

Shanks, Hershel

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ISBN 10: 0826428843 / ISBN 13: 9780826428844
Published by Continuum, New York, 2007
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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206 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color photographs throughout. Includes extensive bibliography. Gilt titles on spine and cover. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 469232. Bookseller Inventory # 469232

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Title: Jerusalem's Temple Mount: from Solomon to ...

Publisher: Continuum, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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According to the Hebrew Bible, King Solomon built a Temple to the Lord in Jerusalem on a threshing floor that his father, King David, purchased from Araunah the Jebusite for 50 shekels of silver. "No other building of the ancient world," claims the Anchor Bible Dictionary, "either while it stood in Jerusalem or in the millennia since its final destruction has been the focus of so much attention throughout the ages."

This stunning book, with its 160 illustrations, is a history of the Temple or Temples in Jerusalem from Solomon's time to the present. The book reads like an archaeological excavation, digging deeper and deeper at one site. Starting with a discussion of the Palestinian denial of a Jewish Temple, the book proceeds to explore the Islamic Dome of the Rock, the little-known Roman Temple of Jupiter, Herod's massive Temple Mount, the Temple built by the exiles returning from Babylon, and finally Solomon's Temple. With a lively and informative text to accompany the pictures, Jerusalem's Temple Mount is replete with archaeology, history, legends (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim), inscriptions, biblical interpretations, and forgeries.

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Hershel Shanks is editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review and was a leading figure in making the complete Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world.

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