An Archaeological Biography

Book - 1995
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A lavishly illustrated volume traces three thousand years of Jerusalem history from an archaeological perspective, describing the events that surrounded such objects as the bones of a crucified man and Babylonian arrows. 25,000 first printing.

Book News
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 copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography traces the turbulent history of the Holy City on the 3,000th anniversary of its establishment by King David as the capital of Israel.
The reader will follow archaeologists as they discover where Jesus was buried, what Solomon's Temple looked like, and how David captured the city.
Here, too, is the painful evidence of the city's repeated destruction - by the Babylonians, led by the rapacious Nebuchadnezzar, and then by the Romans, under Titus.
This comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-the-minute account debunks many long-standing theories: Solomon's Stables were not built by Solomon, nor were they a stable, and the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas betrayed Jesus and where Jesus was arrested, was not a garden but a cave.
Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography is like a visit to Jerusalem, and more instructive: 200 full-color pictures lead the reader through a clear and fascinating text filled with little-known details. This authoritative book is the perfect introduction to the Holy City.

& Taylor

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: New York : Random House, 1995
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679445265
Branch Call Number: 933 Sh 1995
Characteristics: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations (most color), maps ; 29 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at KHCPL

To Top