This unique Atlas traces the history of Jerusalem from biblical times to the present day. Each map is illustrated by a facing page of prints or photographs, to give a complete pictorial and cartographic overview of this fascinating city of the Middle East. Coverage begins in ancient times, showing the impact of the Jews, Christians, Muslims, Romans and Crusaders on the development of this holy city. Special emphasis is placed on the last 150 years, during which Jerusalem grew from a remote and impoverished town of the Ottoman Empire to a flourishing capital city. Up-to-date maps and figures show the recent expansion of suburbs and settlements, the Wall and new urban and political developments. An extensive bibliography provides a rich source of information on further reading.
The Routledge Historical Atlas of Jerusalem presents the history of a remarkable city, focal point of Jewish, Christian and Muslim sentiment and capital of the State of Israel, serving, despite conflict, as a flourishing, vibrant metropolis. In 69 maps and more than 100 prints and photographs, the atlas reveals the complete history of Jerusalem. It covers biblical Jerusalem - the city as a centre of pilgrimage through the ages; imperial rule - the impact of the Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks; growth and idealism - Jerusalem as a focal point of Jewish aspirations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; British Mandate Jerusalem - the Holy Places, Arab-Jewish strife, urban growth and the emergence of a modern city; divided Jerusalem - two separate cities and their reunification in 1967; and conflict and hope - Jerusalem in the twenty-first century.
This unique atlas presents the results of all the latest excavations and research. Presented in a highly visual manner, by means of maps and diagrams, floorplans and photographs, the historical and architectural development of the Holy City unfolds before the reader. Twelve full-page maps of Jerusalem -- one for each chapter -- show the growth of the city through the ages. Each period in the 4,000 years of Jerusalem's history is dealt with instructively and at length. Book jacket.
This volume presents a visual, pictorial history of Jerusalem from the most ancient records to the most up-to-date excavations. The narrative text is accompanied by hundreds of specially prepared drawings, maps, and photographs that illuminate every aspect of human settlement from topography, water sources, and agriculture to security, architecture, and historical sites from the Temples of Solomon, Nehemiah, and Herod to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock.
It is my hope that this Atlas of Biblical Jerusalem, excerpted from The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem, will be helpful to readers of the scriptures and visitors alike, who wish to visualize the Holy City as it was in biblical times. Jerusalem was at the apex of its glory and beauty during the last century before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Herod had built many magnificent edifices in the city, with the Temple and its Mount the crowning glory. These works gained fame, and the Talmud goes out of its way to describe the physical qualities of the city, which "took nine measures of beauty out of the ten with which the world was bestowed, leaving one measure to the rest of the world."--Foreword.
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The history of Jerusalem from the biblical period up to the reunification of the city in 1967, combining biblical sources with archaelogical evidence presenting a detailed account of the historical geographical development.
The Bible tells the story of God meeting real people in a real time and place, yet we rarely take the time to wonder, Why there? Maybe we have a hard time even picturing where there is. To begin to fully understand the Bible, we must understand the geographical settings of Scripture and how each place participates in the biblical story. With its colorful maps, The Basic Bible Atlas helps us link geography to Bible study so we can understand how place impacted events in the Bible. From Eden to Egypt, from the promised land to Persia, from Bethlehem to the New Jerusalem, The Basic Bible Atlas is a fascinating guide to the land of the Bible. Your Bible study will never be the same.
by Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Ḥug le-geʼografyah