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Jews, Pagans and Christians in the Galilee: 25 Years of Archaeological Excavations and Surveys: Hellenistic to Byzantine Periods (Land of Galilee) Hardcover – May 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1580461719 ISBN-10: 1580461719

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Product Details

  • Series: Land of Galilee (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of Rochester Press (May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580461719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580461719
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,254,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mordechai Aviam was for 11 years the District Archaeologist of the Western Galilee for the Israel Antiquities Authority. He is an adjunct professor in residence at the Center for Judaic Studies in the University of Rochester.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anne Rice on July 3, 2006
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This is a breathtaking compendium of facts about life in ancient Galilee, based solidly on archaeological finds and clearly laid out with impressive detail. There are helpful drawings and photographs throughout. The material on stoneware, ossuaries, earthworks, fortifications, house foundations, olive oil presses, and many other subjects, including later churches and monasteries, is rich and revealing. The author's conclusions as to cultural developments are well reasoned and well researched. The book is an invaluable resource whether you want to read about the individual tools found in an ancient blacksmith shop or the construction of the old roads. We need more books like this about ancient life, books that contain real data. Highly recommended.
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