The history of the Jews spans more than two millenia and encompasses most parts of the globe--an extraordinary saga which is set forth pictorially in this comprehensive, and richly illustrated and designed volume. With hundreds of brilliantly detailed maps, photographs, and drawings, and chronologies and commentaries by leading experts, A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People is both an authoritative reference work and a sumptuous gift volume.
This atlas presents an account of the social, geographical and political background of the entire region known as the Holy Lands, not only retelling the classic biblical stories but looking at archaeological evidence and providing an up-to-date account of what is known about these stories.
271 two-color maps and text depicting religious, political, military, and economic events of the Old Testament, Second Temple, Intertestamental, New Testament, and Early Church periods in Bible history. Illuminating maps and text are illustrations of statues and likenesses, tools and weapons, coins and artifacts. In addition, there are valuable appendices, a detailed comparative chronology of early civilizations, a key to the maps according to the books of the Bible, and a new index to persons, making this work the most comprehensive Bible atlas available. Book jacket.
Contributors to this book include Anson F. Rainey, Shmuel Safrai, Haim Beinart, and Evyatar Friesel.This is the first atlas of its kind to document in such great detail the turbulent history of the Jewish people. A work of prodigious and meticulous scholarship by some of Israel's most brilliant scholars, this atlas portrays every aspect of Jewish history that lends itself to cartographic interpretation, from biblical times to the present day. This is the fascinating story of how an ancient people, separated from their roots and dispersed throughout the world, survived in exile for two thousand years and eventually returned and recreated itself within the framework of a modern state.Now, in one profusely illustrated volume, the reader is presented with in-depth coverage of major themes in biblical, mishnaic, talmudic, medieval, and modern Jewish history by the foremost authorities in their field.Anson F. Rainey is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics at Tel Aviv University. Shmuel Safrai is Professor of the History of the Mishnaic and Talmudic periods at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Haim Beinart is Professor of Jewish History in the Middle Ages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Evyatar Friesel is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
This pioneering reference guide will fascinate anyone interested in the history and diversity of cultures, and prove vital to an understanding of today's ethnic conflicts and refugee crises. Here the very definition of diaspora is examined in detail.
Tracing the world-wide migrations of the Jews from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Israel, this atlas spans over four thousand years of history in 140 maps. The themes covered include: prejudice and violence; migrations and movements; society and status; trade and culture; and politics, government and war.