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Archaeology of the land of the Bible. Volume 3, Alexander to Constantine / Eric M. Meyers, Mark A. Chancey. [print]

By: Meyers, Eric M [author]Contributor(s): Chancey, Mark AMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Anchor Yale Bible reference libraryPublication details: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [(c)2012. Description: xv, 363 pages, [16. pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300141795; 0300141793Other title: Alexander to ConstantineSubject(s): Bible - Antiquities | Palestine - Antiquities | Middle East -- Antiquities | Middle East -- History -- To 622 | Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622LOC classification: DS62.2.A734 2012DS62.2.C454.A734 2012COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
Chapter One: The Persian Period and the Transition to Hellenism Chapter Two: The Advent of Hellenism Under the Greek Kingdoms and the Hasmoneans (332-37 B.C.E.) ; Chapter Three: Herod the Great and the Introduction of Roman Architecture Chapter Four: Khirbet Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Chapter Five: From Herod to the Great Revolt Chapter Six: The Great Revolt and the Bar Kokhba Rebellion Chapter Seven: The Emergence of Christianity Chapter Eight: Early Judaism and the Rise of the Synagogue Chapter Nine: The Archaeology of Paganism Chapter Ten: The Growth of Greco-Roman Culture and the Case of Sepphoris Chapter Eleven: After Constantine: Beyond the Roman Period
Abstract: Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth centry B.C.E. through the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century C.E., they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes during the Greco-Roman period and their impact on world history. The authors demonstrate how the transformation of the ancient Near East under the influence of the Greeks and then the Romans led to foundational changes in both the material and intellectual worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the two disastrous Jewish revolts against Rome, and its full incorporation into the Roman Empire provide a background for the emergence of Christianity. The authors observe in the archaeological record how Judaism and Christianity were virtually indistinguishable for centuries, until the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.
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Chapter One: The Persian Period and the Transition to Hellenism Chapter Two: The Advent of Hellenism Under the Greek Kingdoms and the Hasmoneans (332-37 B.C.E.) ; Chapter Three: Herod the Great and the Introduction of Roman Architecture Chapter Four: Khirbet Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Chapter Five: From Herod to the Great Revolt Chapter Six: The Great Revolt and the Bar Kokhba Rebellion Chapter Seven: The Emergence of Christianity Chapter Eight: Early Judaism and the Rise of the Synagogue Chapter Nine: The Archaeology of Paganism Chapter Ten: The Growth of Greco-Roman Culture and the Case of Sepphoris Chapter Eleven: After Constantine: Beyond the Roman Period

Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth centry B.C.E. through the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century C.E., they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes during the Greco-Roman period and their impact on world history. The authors demonstrate how the transformation of the ancient Near East under the influence of the Greeks and then the Romans led to foundational changes in both the material and intellectual worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the two disastrous Jewish revolts against Rome, and its full incorporation into the Roman Empire provide a background for the emergence of Christianity. The authors observe in the archaeological record how Judaism and Christianity were virtually indistinguishable for centuries, until the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.

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