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Masada - An Epic Story - Field Guide from Carta

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Masada, a natural, isolated rock cliff overlooking the Dead Sea, has an awesome history. The site was populated for close to 200 years and the historic, epigraphic and archaeological evidence combined gives us an idea of the drama that engulfed the site. 


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Masada - An Epic Story - Field Guide from Carta By Hanan Eshel

Masada, a natural, isolated rock cliff overlooking the Dead Sea, has an awesome history. The site was populated for close to 200 years and the historic, epigraphic and archaeological evidence combined gives us an idea of the drama that engulfed the site. The visitor to Masada encounters remains from three distinct historical periods, each containing its own unique characteristics:
• Masada during the time of Herod, even though at this time he was not in residence on the rock cliff
• The fortress during the Herodian period when the King resided there
• Masada of the First Jewish Revolt whose refugees dwelt on the cliff top following the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, until its conquest and occupation by the Romans three to four years later.
Professor Yigael Yadin excavated the famous Masada during the mid-1960’s and the results of the excavation gives a poignant picture of these three salient periods of Masada’s occupation.
This richly illustrated and easy to read gem of a book tells the whole story.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  1. The Hasmonean Period
  2. The Flight of Herod's Family to Masada During the Parthian Invasion
  3. Herod's Masada
  4. Masada in the Post-Herodian Period
  5. Masada After the Roman Conquest
  6. Byzantine Masada
  • A Tour of Masada
  1. The Roman Siege Apparatus
  2. The Eastern Cistern
  3. The Snake Path Gate
  4. The Room in the Casemate Wall in which the Ben Sira Scroll was Found
  5. The Swimming Pool
  6. The Western Palace
  7. The Point of the Roman Breach
  8. The Casemate of the Scrolls
  9. The Synagogue
  10. The Water Gate
  11. Entrance to the North Complex
  12. The "Sortition" Room and a Summation of the Masada Visit
  • Conclusion
  • Select Bibliography
  • Picture Sources
  • Index

Featuring:

  • Maps
  • Plans
  • Photographs
  • Reconstructions
  • Illustrations
  • Full Color

 

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)
Weight: 320g (11.29 oz)

Printed in Israel