Category Archives: Recommended

Jewish Book Week in London

Beginning next Saturday, February 26th and lasting for 9 days, the JBW2011 has a sparkling programme. There are two talks that I would love to attend: • Jerusalem, the Biography, by Simon Sebag Montefiore (the great-great nephew of the founder … Continue reading

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Volume on The Temple in Jerusalem in honour of Prof. Louis Feldman now out

The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah: Studies in Honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman (Brill Reference Library of Judaism) [Hardcover] On the weekend of May 11 – 12, 2008, I attended a conference at the Yeshiva University, New … Continue reading

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Recommended: Biblical Turkey, A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor

Mark Wilson: Biblical Turkey, A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor, Ege Yayinlari, 2010. Biblical Turkey is one of those rare books that will move only from our desks to our rucksacks. It might not ever make … Continue reading

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Iran from the air

Received this from Jack Sasson [agade]: The full length documentary “Baadeh Sabaah ” [Lover’s Wind, Vent des Amoureux, 1970]  by the late French filmmaker, Albert La Morisse [1922-1970], has been posted online in Persian and English. It runs 70.57 minutes. The documentary was  mostly shot from a helicopter and … Continue reading

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Accordance Carta Collection

Dr. Helen Brown of OakTree Software, which produces the Accordance Bible Software for Mac, told me that Accordance has announced the Carta Collection: The new Carta Collection offers an outstanding collection of Bible Atlases and books on the historical geography … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

This must be required reading: The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine Edited by Catherine Hezser Written by an international and interdisciplinary team of distinguished scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine is … Continue reading

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Recommended: Historic Views of the Holy Land – The American Colony and Eric Matson Collection

I felt like a kid in a candy store when I viewed the “American Colony and Eric Matson Collection” of more than 4,000 photographs of sites and scenes from Palestine (as Israel was called then), Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. … Continue reading

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Recommended: The Online Catalogue of the École Biblique in Jerusalem

Tom Powers, an American citizen living in Jerusalem, runs a lively blog, called View from Jerusalem. Whilst perusing our post Lost in Words – Recommendations from our library, he decided to pass on information about the On-line Catalogue of Jerusalem’s École Biblique, … Continue reading

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Recommended: The Historical Geography of the Holy Land

Before proceeding further with Recommendations from our Library, a giant of a book looms in our path. This is George Adam Smith’s: “The Historical Geography of the Holy Land.” It is not a large book in the physical sense, (or … Continue reading

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Recommended: The Sacred Bridge

We promised to review books that will stand the test of time. One of the books we treasure most (and which we would never dream of lending out, for fear of being left without it!) is The Sacred Bridge by … Continue reading

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