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Ein Gedi - Oasis and Refuge - Field Guide from Carta

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This lavishly illustrated and clear and easy-to-use guide takes us through the history of Ein Gedi, followed by a description of hiking trails and principal sites that may be visited in and around the oasis. 


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Ein Gedi - Oasis and Refuge - Field Guide from Carta By Hanan Eshel

The abundance of fresh water always drew people to Ein Gedi, the largest oasis on the western side of the Dead Sea. There is plentiful evidence of inhabitants here as early as the Chalcolithic period, fourth millennium BCE. En-Gedi (of the Bible) is mentioned in the description of the pursuit of David by King Saul (1 Samuel 24:1). From the beginning of the seventh century BCE (the period of the kings Hezekiah and Manasseh) until the Early Arab period, Ein Gedi was almost continuously inhabited. From the end of the seventh century BCE (in the days of Jeremiah the Prophet) until the first century BCE, the settlement at the oasis was located at the ancient mound of Ein-Gedi situated on the northern bank of Nahal Arugot.
During the five years of excavations conducted at this tel (from 1961 to 1965), strata from the end of the First Temple period until the end of the Second Temple period were uncovered.
This lavishly illustrated and clear and easy-to-use guide takes us through the history of Ein Gedi, followed by a description of hiking trails and principal sites that may be visited in and around the oasis.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • A Historical Survey of Ein Gedi
  1. The Chalcolithic Period
  2. The Biblical Period
  3. The Persian Period
  • The Village of Ein Gedi within the Oasis
  • Ein Gedi between the Destruction of the Second Temple and the Bar Kokhba Revolt
  • Ein Gedi During the Late Roman and Byzantine Period
  • Ein Gedi in the Early Arab Period
  • Revival of Ein Gedi in the Twentieth Century
  • A Tour of Ein Gedi
  1. The Area North of Ein Gedi
  2. The Sabar and Other Caves North of the Field School
  3. The Hermit Cave
  4. Trails to the Desert Plateau
  5. The Har Yishai Cave
  6. The Tzafit Trail
  7. The Cave of the Pool
  8. \The Lower Part of Nahal David and the Dodim Cave
  9. The Cahlcolithic Temple
  10. The Ein GEdi Spring
  11. Teh Cells Site
  12. Metzad Arugot
  13. Tel Goren
  14. The Ancient Synagogue of Ein Gedi
  15. Nahal Arugot
  • Around Ein Gedi (Azaria Alon)
  • Select Sources
  • Picture Sources
  • Index

Hanan Eshel is Associate Professor and former head (2002-2004) of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.  He received his Ph.D. in Jewish History from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Among his many honors, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harry Starr Fellowship at Harvard University, and was visiting lecturer in Late Second Temple Judaism at Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Eshel has directed a number of excavations in Israel, including Qumran and Ein Gedi.  His publications include The Bar-Kokhba Refuge Caves (Hebrew) and The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State (Grand Rapids 2008), and over 200 articles.

Language: English

Soft Cover
144 pages
4 3/4×8½ in. (12×21.5 cm)