Jerusalem in the Time of Nehemiah from Carta By Leen & Kathleen Ritmeyer
Nehemiah was the great reformer who rallied the people to repair the walls of jerusalem that were broken down in the Babylonian destruction of 586 B.C. In the guide, we are first immersed in the historical background to the time of Nehemiah. Then, in an imaginative reconstruction, one of the builders of the wall (a Tekoite) describes for us some of the moving events of those stirring times. The primary focus of the book, however, is a detailed archaeological tour of Nehemiah's Jerusalem. Profusely illustrated with photographs of a recently constructed model, this second, revised edition also contains rare photographs of archaeological remains extant from the period.
"Jerusalem has been forsaken under the cruelty of the Babylonians. Its exiles retuned under the beneficence of the Persians. What had changed? Everything had changed for Jerusalem. The Lamentations of Jeremiah describes it thus: The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying; therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together. Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars. (Lam. 2:8-9)."
Jerusalem in the Time of Nehemiah takes us on an Archaeological Tour of Nehemiah’s Jerusalem illuminating all the sites, gates and walls of the city. It is richly illustrated with models of reconstructions, photographs, drawings and illustrative maps.
- Written Sources for the Time of Nehemiah
- Historical Background to the Time of Nehemiah
- The Story of Ashur - An Imaginative Reconstruction
- The Book of Nehemiah - Chapter 3
- The Archaeological Tour of Nehemiah's Jerusalem
About the Authors: Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer met in 1975 during the Temple Mount Excavations in Jerusalem. Leen, origionally from holland, is an archaeological architect, lecturer and teacher. He has been involved in all of Jerusalem's major excavations, producing site plans and reconstruction drawings for all of them. In Jerusalem, he directed prestigious restoration projects such as the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas and taught Biblical Archaeology at the Universities of Leeds and Cardiff in the U.K. In 2006, his major work, The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was published after thirty years of intensive research. Kathleen holds a BA degree in Archaeology from University College Dublin and a postgraduate certificate in education.
2ND REVISED EDITION
8¼ x 10¾ in. (21 x 27 cm)
Weight: 266 g (9.4 oz)