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The Holy Land
Peter Connolly

0199105332
Previously titled:
Living in the Time of Jesus of Nazareth -1983  and  The Jews In The Time Of Jesus - 1994
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Format: Paperback, 96pp. 150 color illus
ISBN: 0199105332
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: April 1999

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Peter Connolly's book brings to life the people and events of a crucial period in the history of the world.

Spanning a hundred years that culminate in the fall of Masada in 73 CE, Connolly reconstructs the daily life of the Jewish people in Judea and Galilee, and especially in Jerusalem.

The major historical events of this century are: the reign of Herod the Great, the rise of the Zealots, the rebuilding of the Temple, the crucifixion of Jesus, and the crushing of Jewish resistance at Masada. During this period the Roman emperors were Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and Titus.

The book's fascinating illustrations, based on exhaustive up-to-date research, recreate minute details with stunning precision. The volume features a tour of the geography of the eastern Mediterranean and a review of archaeological excavations and discoveries in the region. For young adults (and adults) interested in Jewish history, the ancient world, and the beginnings of Christianity, this book offers thorough information with unique clarity.


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About the Author

Peter Connolly has written and illustrated many books for children about the ancient world, including the award-winning The Legend of Odysseus, The Roman Fort, The Legionary, and the very successful The Ancient City. He is an honorary research fellow of the Institute of Archaeology in London.

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Table of Contents

1. HEROD THE GREAT
Flight to Masada
A Land of Strife
Alexander Jannaeus
The Coming of Rome
In the wake of Caesar
The invasion of the Parthians
King of the Jews
The struggle for Judea
The mailed fist
Antony and Cleopatra
The death of a high priest
The inevitable disaster
Another about-face
The death of Miriam
The other side of the coin
The rebuilding of the temple
The return of Alexander and Aristobulus
More wives more problems
The end of Alexander and Aristobulus
The end of Herod
The divided kingdom

2. PONTIUS PILATE AND JESUS

The years of Archelaus
Government from Rome
Jesus of Nazareth
The last years of Pilate
A maniac at Rome
Agrippa
The death of a "god"
The kingdom reunited
The rise of the Zealots
Another bad governor
Assassins and Messiahs
Near anarchy
The rising storm

3. WOE TO THE JERUSALEM

The defeat of Cestius Gallus
Vespasian takes over
The siege of Jotapata
The fall of Galilee
Massacres at Jerusalem
Vespasian enters the lists
The siege begins
Famine sets in
The Antonia falls
The destruction of the Temple
The end of Judea



 
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