Ein Gedi: Oasis and Refuge

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Retail: $25.00
Size: 4.75 x 8.5 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Pub Date: 2009
ISBN: 9789652207616
ISBN-13: 9789652207616
Item Number: 207616

Product Description

No one is better qualified to tell the full story of Ein Gedi in Ein Gedi: Oasis and Refuge than Hanan Eshel, with his vast experience in the field, wide historical knowledge, and superb scholarship. Ein Gedi is Israel's largest oasis off the western shore of the Dead Sea.

Inhabited as early as the Chalcolithic period in the fourth millennium BCE, Ein Gedi is mentioned in the biblical narrative of the pursuit of David by King Saul. Beginning in the 7th century BCE, Ein Gedi was almost continuously settled for some 1,400 years. During the excavations (1961-1965) at Tel Goren, the ancient mound of Ein Gedi, strata were exposed from the end of the First Temple period (late 7th century BCE) until the end of the Second Temple period (1st century CE).

This field guide provides a virtual tour through the site of Ein Gedi and ensures that visitors will maximize their enjoyment and understanding of this historical oasis.