Jerusalem: City of the Great King
|by R. Stephen Notley|
| Retail: $32.00|
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Pub Date: February 2016
Item Number: 208668
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; Biblical Studies and Interpretation
Jerusalem: City of the Great King, the second of four atlases in The Carta New Testament Atlas series, brings to life the Jerusalem that Jesus knew. Renowned scholar R. Stephen Notley presents the latest advances in history and archaeology to draw the reader into Jesus’ Jerusalem. The last fifty years in particular have seen significantly increased efforts to discover the city’s past. New finds every year render what is previously written almost out of date before the ink is dry. With an acknowledgement of this reality, together with recognition that much of the Old City of Jerusalem remains inaccessible to archaeological investigation, the present work lays its shoulder to the challenge.
Notley, in bringing together this mosaic of evidence, examines the results of recent archaeological investigations and understands them in light of a careful reading of the ancient literary witnesses (biblical and extra-biblical). Notley pays attention to the nuances of language that inform us in the Greek and Hebrew accounts. This is no simple task, and it falls precisely at the juncture of history, philology, and archaeology. To deny the voice of one discipline over the others can leave us short of a clear understanding of history and its topographical details.
Profusely illustrated, Jerusalem: City of the Great King is one more tour de force for Notley and a valuable resource for students of the New Testament.
R. Steven Notley is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins on the New York City campus of Nyack College and director of its graduate programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins. He is the coauthor of many books and articles including The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World, The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Jewish Genius, Parables of the Sages, and A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary.