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The first half of the book covers sites in the city of Jerusalem, grouping them into areas for easy exploration. Maps accompany each site described. The second half of the book features an alphabetical listing--from Abu Ghosh to Yehiam--of key sites scattered throughout the Holy Land. Each site includes a reference to its position on the "Israel Touring Map" (available at bookstores in Israel), and especially recommended sites are starred or double-starred.
As an added bonus to this edition, more than 70 shaded sidebars offer a mini-anthology of ancient texts. "Not only do such documents illustrate the sort of material on which our historical knowledge is based, but their vividness and immediacy give a new dimension to the sites," writes author Murphy-O'Connor. --Kathryn True
I bought this landmark book for a trip, and also downloaded it to carry in my bag while traveling. It's an invaluable explanation of so many sites, in depth, by an expert with tons... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Margarite Landry
The book smelled as if it spent the last 20 years at the bottom of a damp box in someone's garage.Published 15 months ago by Thomas P. O'Connor
The seminary professors who took me to Israel used this book as The Authority for a written guide while we were there. It is extremely helpful.Published on April 23, 2013 by palmetto