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Fifty Major Cities of the Bible

By John Laughlin

Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages

Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Description

From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated.

Not only covering renowned cities such as Jerusalem and Jericho, the book also includes lesser known towns like Aroer, Beth-Zur and Gibeah, which have all provided their own valuable contributions to the way in which we now understand the biblical world.

A fascinating, easy-to-follow text, key features include:

* the biblical context of each city or town

* a summary of its known archeological history

* non-biblical references to the site

* photographs and illustrations

* a concise bibliography for further reading

Also provided is a handy reference map to the major archaeological sites in Israel, as well as chronological tables for easy reference.

Concise, informative and high accessible, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible is a superb overview of the cities and towns that made up the Biblical world, and an essential resource for students and enthusiasts.

Contents

Preface. Maps. Abbreviations. Introduction. Fifty Major Cities of the Bible. Appendix A: The Philistines. Appendix B: Chronological Tables. Appendix C: Kings of Judah and Israel

Author Bio

John C. H. Laughlin is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion, Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He is an experienced field archaeologist who has served on the staff of several excavations, and is also the author of Archaeology and the Bible (Routledge, 1999)

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Description: By John Laughlin. From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from...
Categories: Ancient Near East, Bible (The), Middle Eastern Archaeology, Archaeology