Download Ancient Israel: Highlights from the Collections of the by Gabrielle V. Novacek PDF

By Gabrielle V. Novacek

ISBN-10: 1885923651

ISBN-13: 9781885923653

On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the authentic public commencing of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This get together marked the go back of a few of the main remarkable artifacts ever excavated within the southern Levant to everlasting public reveal. The Oriental Institute's prolific historical past of exploration within the sector is testomony to a long-standing scholarly ardour for discovery and the pursuit of data. This quantity attracts from the momentum generated via the hole of the Megiddo Gallery and provides a range of highlights from the Institute's higher Israel assortment.

Show description

Read or Download Ancient Israel: Highlights from the Collections of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (Oriental Institute Museum Publications) PDF

Similar israel & palestine books

Nixon and Israel: Forging a Conservative Partnership

New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli courting through the Nixon years

Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians: A History of Tolerance and Tensions

Islamic Jerusalem has a distinct position within the hearts of the 3 monotheistic religions. all through its historical past it's been the positioning of tolerance and tensions. Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians offers a serious examine historic occasions throughout the time of 2 key figures within the heritage of Islam: first of all Caliph 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, who performed a significantly vital function within the delivery and unfold of Islam.

The Jewish Temple: A Non-Biblical Sourcebook

Robert Hayward deals a cautious research of surviving money owed of the Temple and its carrier. all of the crucial texts are supplied in translation, with a close observation. whereas descriptions of the Temple and its carrier can be found, discussions of the which means of these items are much less simply came upon.

Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel

This is often the 1st learn to introduce the topic of Arab-Jewish family and encounters in Israel from either clash solution and academic views. via a serious exam of Arab and Jewish come across courses in Israel, the e-book stories clash solution and intergroup theories and approaches that are used in facing ethnic conflicts and gives an in depth presentation of intervention types utilized via numerous stumble upon courses to advertise discussion, schooling for peace, and democracy among Arabs and Jews in Israel.

Extra resources for Ancient Israel: Highlights from the Collections of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (Oriental Institute Museum Publications)

Example text

The surfaces were then burnished and painted with a variety of motifs in red and black on the upper part of the body. These motifs were typically arranged into windows, or metopes, separated by triglyphs. Within the metopes, ibexes, birds, and fish were all commonly depicted. ONE OF THE MOST Early studies of Bichrome Ware postulated that many vessels could be ascribed to a single workshop in the vicinity of Tell el-‘Ajjul (located in modern Gaza City). Since then, a more rigorous evaluation of the clay sources used to create the vessels, as well as their shapes, has demonstrated that the ware is in fact of Cypriot origin and was distributed across a wide region including much of Egypt and the Levant.

A marked absence of fortifications at the Canaanite cities in this period suggests that the local rulers were not permitted to build their own defensive systems. At Megiddo, there was a large ceremonial gate which led to the palace upon entering the city, but there was no city wall. A remarkable archive of documents from the Egyptian royal city of El-Amarna has provided scholars with an unparalleled glimpse into the complex relationships between the city-states of the southern Levant in the context of vassalage.

Astarte would later continue as the principle goddess in Phoenician religion. Astarte has been connected to the Greek goddess Aphrodite and was also adopted by the ancient Egyptians as a lunar goddess and the daughter of Ra or Ptah. The cult of Astarte appears in the Bible as a competitor with ancient Israelite religion with one of the clearest examples occurring in relation to the “Queen of Heaven,” the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar, equivalent to the Canaanite Astarte. The writings of Jeremiah, dated several centuries later, describe the women of Judah making special cakes and burnt offerings as part of her rituals: Don’t you see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 16 votes