Follow the exciting journey of the Ark of the Covenant from where it was made in Sinai to its final resting place in Solomon’s Temple.
The wonderful story of the Wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant has fascinated Bible readers for generations. It is one of the most exciting events recorded by man and vividly described in the Bible. The authors offer a wide-ranging and possible scenario with the region as a backdrop, by combining original photographs, interpretive full-color drawings, and reconstructions based on archaeological evidence together with contemporary finds. A rich source of reference, this handy volume provides a fount of knowledge accumulated over time for the enjoyment of the reader. Scholars, teachers and students may use it as a stepping stone for further reading and research.
Follow Nehemiah on his night journey around the walls of Jerusalem
In the updated 2nd edition of this popular book 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 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.
See what the city looked like in the time of Christ
Walk the streets of Jerusalem at a momentous time in its history. The result of many years of study and research, this important teaching aid combines text, photographs and reconstructions to present a lucid picture of the archaeology of Jerusalem, the remains of its former glory that survived and can still be seen today.
Explore the ritual of the Temple against the background of the first century
Based on the ancient sources and Alfred Edersheim’s classic work on the Temple services, this is one of our most popular books. Following the detailed description of the Temple platform, the buildings and the interior of the Temple, are chapters on the priestly functions, the service in the Temple on weekdays and the Sabbath and on holy days. A special chapter deals with the Jewish calendar and festivals as they were celebrated in the days of Christ. Finally, there are the authors’ thoughts on the eternal hope of rebuilding the Temple.
The definitive work on the Temple Mount
With this magnificently unique volume, Leen Ritmeyer provides us with the ideal textbook from which to understand the development of the man-made plateau that is the focus of the world’s interest. His experience as architect of the Temple Mount Excavations following the Six-Day War, coupled with his exploration of parts of the mount now completely out of bounds and his doctoral research into the problems of the Temple Mount make him singularly qualified for the task. Illustrator of the book as well as its author, his reconstruction drawings make the stones of the Temple Mount cast off the mantle of time and leap to vibrant life. Truly comprehensive in scope, the book commences with the period in which the Temple Mount reached its zenith, that of King Herod the Great. Here, the author masterfully weaves together an incredible amount of archaeological data with the historical sources to produce an authoritative and exhaustive reconstruction. Then, with the features of the Herodian Temple Mount well in mind, the reader is equipped to progress to the next stage in the research, the quest for the earlier square Temple Mount, described by Josephus and the Mishnah. The theories of other researchers are fairly examined and evaluated and the search progresses like the best detective story. Clues are turned up by the author’s sharp eye to provide compelling evidence that all the previous proposals must be rewritten. The accumulation of evidence, both archaeological and literary, gathers force to solve Jerusalem’s oldest archaeological controversy, namely the actual location of the temple, from the time of Solomon onwards. A completely unforeseen result was the discovery of the original emplacement of the Ark of the Covenant on the rocky floor of what can be identified as the Holy of Holies. This work distils the history of three millennia and thirty years of intensive research into the definitive book on the Temple Mount. Scholars, students and all lovers of Jerusalem – make room on your bookshelves for a book you will refer to time and again!
Discover the hidden secrets of Solomon’s Temple and King Herod’s expansion of the Temple Mount
Published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, this edition brings the best-selling “Secrets” book up to date with the latest research on the Temple Mount. Still concise, still affordable, it now contains new chapters on why we can rely on the description in Middot to describe the structure of Herod’s Temple and a look at how model making can help us to understand what Solomon’s Temple looked like. A unique feature of this new book is a tour of the Temple Mount guided by King Herod the Great.