Jerusalem's Temple Mount: From Solomon to the Golden Dome

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According to the Hebrew Bible, King Solomon built a Temple to the Lord in Jerusalem on a threshing floor that his father, King David, purchased from Araunah the Jebusite for 50 shekels of silver. "No other building of the ancient world," claims the Anchor Bible Dictionary, "either while it stood in Jerusalem or in the millennia since its final destruction has been the focus of so much attention throughout the ages."

This stunning book, with its 160 illustrations, is a history of the Temple or Temples in Jerusalem from Solomon's time to the present. The book reads like an archaeological excavation, digging deeper and deeper at one site. Starting with a discussion of the Palestinian denial of a Jewish Temple, the book proceeds to explore the Islamic Dome of the Rock, the little-known Roman Temple of Jupiter, Herod's massive Temple Mount, the Temple built by the exiles returning from Babylon, and finally Solomon's Temple. With a lively and informative text to accompany the pictures, Jerusalem's Temple Mount is replete with archaeology, history, legends (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim), inscriptions, biblical interpretations, and forgeries.

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About the Author:

Hershel Shanks is editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review and was a leading figure in making the complete Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world.

Review:

Mentioned in author's own article, Wall Street Journal, 20/07/07 (The Wall Street Journal)

"Filled with interesting full-color photographs, reconstruction drawings, and charts accompanied by excellent descriptions, this is a useful survey of the history of the Temple Mount, by the founder and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. With a journalist's eye for what isinteresting, Shanks takes the reader backward through the history of the area,from the current state to its early period. The book is replete with archaeological details, history and legends, inscriptions, changing interpretations, and even discussions of forgeries. One learns of the various rival, overlapping, and fluid claims of Muslims, Christians, and Jews, while following how the archaeological details illuminate the various historical developments in clear, conciselanguage geared to the non-specialist." —Jewish Book World



"The colored photographs are beautiful, and the architectural projections illuminating. The text distills a great deal of scholarship into readable prose...A few years ago I mentioned favorably in this column Simon Goldhill's The Temple of Jerusalem (Harvard University Press), but if I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Shanks' book, if only because it is so beautifully illustrated. It will help students—and teachers—visualize Solomon's great building program." —Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal, February 29, 2008

(Lawrence S. Cunningham)

"In this beautifully illustrated volume he lends his charismatic writing style to one of the most fascinating and contentious topics in religion, archaeology, and history...The work does not present any new evidence or theses, but rather consolidates research published in BAR and in academic journals, offering the material in a condensed and very readable manner, perfect for a popular audience. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-level undergraduates and general readers." —S. H. Werlin, CHOICE, April 2008, Vol. 45, No. 8 (S.H. Werlin)

"Shank's book is a masterpiece of haute vulgarization. Hebegins his narrative with the Temple Mount as it exists todayand works backwards from there, digging deeper and deeper into the past, untilhe gets to Solomon's temple. The colored photographs are beautiful, and thearchitectural projections illuminating...It will help students- and teachers-visualize Solomon's great building program." —Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal
(Lawrence S. Cunningham)

"stunning...The book reads like an archaeological excavation, digging deeper and deeper at the site." Reviewed in Church Building, 2008

"An exciting and accurate account of the discovery and the decipherment of the Copper Scroll, bringing to life the intrigue and controversy surrouding this buried treasure." Church Building

"This is a wonderful pictorial history of one of the world's most famous sacred areas ... Readers interested in the debate about allegedly forged or perhaps authentic inscriptions will enjoy the discussion of the so-called Yehoash inscription that came to light in 2003. Although the book is meant for the non-specialist, scholars will benefit from using its fine plates, bibliographical notes and index." International Review of Biblical Studies, vol. 54:2007/08

"Many readers will gain much enlightenment and enjoyment by perusing this attractive volume." (J. Day Journal for The Study of the Old Testament)

"This lavishly illustrated book by the editor of Biblical Archaeology Review covers the period from Solomon to the Dome of the Rock.... Along the way S. deals in his inimitable way with controversies, such as what happened in the tenth century BCE according to archaeologists and recently found inscriptions, some of which may be forgeries." — Currents in Theology and Mission (Currents In Theology and Mission)

"...a publishing tour de force."
-Biblical Archeology Review

“Filled with interesting full-color photographs, reconstruction drawings, and charts accompanied by excellent descriptions, this is a useful survey of the history of the Temple Mount, by the founder and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. With a journalist’s eye for what isinteresting, Shanks takes the reader backward through the history of the area,from the current state to its early period. The book is replete with archaeological details, history and legends, inscriptions, changing interpretations, and even discussions of forgeries. One learns of the various rival, overlapping, and fluid claims of Muslims, Christians, and Jews, while following how the archaeological details illuminate the various historical developments in clear, conciselanguage geared to the non-specialist.” –Jewish Book World



"The colored photographs are beautiful, and the architectural projections illuminating. The text distills a great deal of scholarship into readable prose...A few years ago I mentioned favorably in this column Simon Goldhill's The Temple of Jerusalem (Harvard University Press), but if I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Shanks' book, if only because it is so beautifully illustrated. It will help students—and teachers—visualize Solomon's great building program." —Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal, February 29, 2008

(Sanford Lakoff)

"In this beautifully illustrated volume he lends his charismatic writing style to one of the most fascinating and contentious topics in religion, archaeology, and history...The work does not present any new evidence or theses, but rather consolidates research published in BAR and in academic journals, offering the material in a condensed and very readable manner, perfect for a popular audience. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-level undergraduates and general readers." —S. H. Werlin, CHOICE, April 2008, Vol. 45, No. 8 (Sanford Lakoff)

“Shank’s book is a masterpiece of haute vulgarization. Hebegins his narrative with the Temple Mount as it exists todayand works backwards from there, digging deeper and deeper into the past, untilhe gets to Solomon’s temple. The colored photographs are beautiful, and thearchitectural projections illuminating...It will help students- and teachers-visualize Solomon’s great building program.” —Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal
(Sanford Lakoff)

"Many readers will gain much enlightenment and enjoyment by perusing this attractive volume." (Sanford Lakoff Journal for The Study of the Old Testament)

“...a publishing tour de force.”
-Biblical Archeology Review

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