New PDF release: Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the

By Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers

Drawing at the most modern, groundbreaking archaeological learn, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the background of historic 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 evaluate of the tumultuous highbrow and spiritual alterations that impacted global heritage throughout the Greco-Roman period.

The authors exhibit how the transformation of the traditional close to East less than the impact 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 supply a historical past for the emergence of Christianity.  The authors discover within the archaeological checklist how Judaism and Christianity have been nearly undistinguishable for hundreds of years, till the increase of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine.

The purely book-length assessment on hand that specializes in the archaeology of Palestine during this interval, this finished and powerfully illuminating paintings sheds new gentle at the lands of the Bible.

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