New Book: The Archaeology of the Holy Land
Readers here may be familiar with Jodi Magness from The Holy Land Revealed DVD course, her award-winning book The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, or her recent excavations of a synagogue at Huqoq.
Cambridge University Press has just released a new archaeological survey by Magness, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest. According to the preface, Magness has wanted to write this book for more than 20 years.
The book has 17 chapters, including these:
7. The Early Roman (Herodian) Period (40 B.C.E.—70 C.E.): Jerusalem
8. The ERP: Caesarea Maritima, Samaria-Sebaste, Herodian Jericho, and Herodium
9. The ERP: Jesus’ Birth and Galilean Setting
10. The ERP: Masada
11. Ancient Jewish Tombs and Burial Customs (to 70 C.E.)
The hardcover is not fairly priced, but the paperback is affordable ($28). Amazon has the “Look Inside” feature enabled, so you can get a feel for the text, maps, sidebars, and recommended readings.