The Holy Land - A Historical Geography From The Persian To The Arab Conquest 536 B.C. To A.D.640 from Carta By Michael Avi-Yonah & Anson F. Rainey
This revised and newly published book covers the historical geography of the Holy Land from 536 B.C. to A.D. 640.
- Part I deals in chronological order with the historical factors which have affected the map of the Holy Land during this period.
- In Part II the boundaries of each one of the territorial units making up the country are analyzed in detail, with the available evidence assessed in each case.
- Part III deals with the development of the Roman road system, attempts a summary of the economic geography of the country by regions, and the composition of the population, as reflected in literary and epigraphical sources.
Since The Holy Land: A Historical Geography from the Persian to the Arab Conquest was first published in 1966, no other work of similar scope has been attempted. It covers the historical geography of the Exilic, Intertestamental, New Testament and post-New Testament Periods. The publishers have decided to re-issue this title in its present form, fully confident that it will guide scholars and students to further study and research.
- List of Maps
- Chapter I. Judaea under Persian Rule
- Chapter II. The Beginnings of the Hellenistic Period; Ptolemaic Rule
- Chapter III. Palestine as Part of the Seleucid Kingdom
- Chapter IV. The Formation of the Hasmonaen Kingdom
- Chapter V. The Decline of the Hasmonaen State
- Chapter VI. Herod and His Kingdom
- Chapter VII. The Internal Organizatioin of Herod's Kingdom
- Chapter VIII. The Division of Herod's Kingdom
- Chapter IX. From Vespasian to Diocletian
- Chapter X. From Dioclentian to the Arab Conquest
Part Two: City Territories
- Chapter I. The Roman Road System
- Chapter II. Economic Geography
- Chapter III. Population
About the Authors:
- Michael Avi-Yonah (1904-1974, one of the greatest scholars of all time, was professor of Archaeology and History of Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote numerous books and papers.
- Anson F. Rainey, professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics at Tel Aviv University, has enhanced this work by adding the toponymic index.
6 x 9 in. (15 x 22.5 cm)
Weight: 540g (18.25 oz)