By Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers
Drawing at the newest, groundbreaking archaeological learn, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the heritage of old 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 facts with historic literary assets (including the Bible) to supply a sustained assessment of the tumultuous highbrow and spiritual alterations that impacted international heritage throughout the Greco-Roman period.
The authors show 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 cloth and highbrow worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule via the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the 2 disastrous Jewish revolts opposed to Rome, and its complete incorporation into the Roman Empire offer a historical past for the emergence of Christianity. The authors discover 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 in simple terms book-length evaluation on hand that specializes in the archaeology of Palestine during this interval, this entire 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