The Atlas of Biblical Jerusalem
|by Dan Bahat|
| Retail: $17.95|
Size: 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Pub Date: January 2019
Item Number: 203459
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; Church History
The Atlas of Biblical Jerusalem, which is excerpted from the more extensive The Carta Jerusalem Atlas, is a helpful and instructive tool for readers of the Scriptures and all who wish to visualize the Holy City as it was in biblical and New Testament times.
Jerusalem was at the apex of its glory and beauty during the last century before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Herod had built many magnificent edifices in the city, with the Temple and the Temple Mount as its crowning glory. The Talmud goes out of its way to describe the physical qualities of the city, which "took nine measures of beauty out of the ten with which the world was bestowed, leaving one measure to the rest of the world."
This illustrated volume is based on the results of recent archaeological excavations.
Dan Bahat is one of Israel''s leading archaeologists. Married with four sons, he lives and lectures between Canada and Israel, along with frequent forays to other countries. In Canada, he is an associate professor at the University of St. Michael''''s College and the University of Toronto. In Israel, he is a senior lecturer at the Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is a foremost expert on Jerusalem, in general, and in particular on the Temple Mount, Herod''''s Palace, and the 1600-foot tunnel that runs under the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount. Bahat served as Jerusalem district archaeologist from 1978 to 1990 after having been district archaeologist for the Galilee. He has published and lectured extensively on the history of Jerusalem.