By Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers
Drawing at the newest, groundbreaking archaeological examine, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the historical past of historical Palestine during this richly illustrated and expertly built-in book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the nice within the fourth century BCE until eventually the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine within the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological proof with historical literary resources (including the Bible) to provide a sustained evaluation of the tumultuous highbrow and spiritual adjustments that impacted global heritage in the course of the Greco-Roman period.
The authors show how the transformation of the traditional close to East less than the effect of the Greeks after which the Romans resulted in foundational alterations in either the fabric and highbrow worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by way of the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the 2 disastrous Jewish revolts opposed to Rome, and its complete incorporation into the Roman Empire offer a heritage for the emergence of Christianity. The authors realize within the archaeological checklist how Judaism and Christianity have been almost undistinguishable for hundreds of years, until eventually the increase of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine.
The basically book-length review on hand that makes a speciality of the archaeology of Palestine during this interval, this complete and powerfully illuminating paintings sheds new mild at the lands of the Bible.
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Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III: 3 (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) by Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers