alastair.adversariaalastair.adversaria Book Archive

Ancient History

Kings of the Jews: Exploring the Origins of the Jewish by Norman Gelb

By Norman Gelb

Israel often positive aspects within the information this present day, frequently for the incorrect purposes. Violence within the Holy Land is an all-too-common incidence. to appreciate why this a part of the center East is this sort of flashpoint, figuring out its lengthy background is key, and Norman Gelb's 'Kings of the Jews' illuminates the evolution of the Jewish kingdom, forerunner of the fashionable country of Isael. this is often the tale of teh lives and occasions of the lads and girls who governed it in a center East arguably much more turbulent than it really is this day, from Saul, its first king, to Herod Agrippa II, its final. it's also the tale of key formative stories of the Jews, together with the disperson of the 'Lost Tribes of Israel', the demanding Babylonian Exile, the Maccabee rebellion and the battle with Rome. together with informative illustrations and maps, it's a vital advisor to the early background of the Jewish humans. "Makes Jewish historical past extra approachable to the fashionable reader - wealthy, epic and sure to keep up curiosity" - Kirkus assessment. "A fair-minded, ordinary heritage. i will not compliment this booklet enough." Walter Abish, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow. "A very readable account" - Jeremy Zwelling, Director of Jewish experiences & Hebrew, Wesleyan University

Show description

Read Online or Download Kings of the Jews: Exploring the Origins of the Jewish Nation PDF

Similar ancient history books

The Kings of Israel and Judah

George Rawlinson (1812 – 1902) used to be an English pupil, theologian, and historian. This booklet includes the subsequent chapters:I. RehoboamII. JeroboamIII. AbijahIV. AsaV. BaashaVI. ElahVII. ZimriVIII. OmriIX. AhabX. JehosaphatXI. Ahaziah of IsraelXII. AhaziahXIII. Jehoram of JudahXIV. Ahaziah of JudahXV.

The Rise & Fall of Pontius Pilate

Where of Pontius Pilate in background is guaranteed. He has been a determine of controversy from the day he handed the sentence of loss of life by means of crucifixion of Jesus Christ. used to be he a guy stuck in a political nightmare, created via the individuals of the Jewish Sanhedrin, who have been persecutors of Jesus and decided to work out him achieved?

The Greatest Show on Earth, The Destruction Of A Chosen Nation

The USA has set a deadly platform for Blacks and Latinos, this platform is camouflaged via leisure and Christianity. The Popes of Rome were conserving a mystery handed down by way of there forefathers.

The Universal History of Step),anos Tarōnec),i: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford Studies in Byzantium)

The common heritage (Patmut),iwn tiezerakan) of Step),anos Tarōnec),i is a heritage of the realm in 3 books, composed via the Armenian student on the finish of the 10th century and increasing from the period of Abraham to the flip of the 1st millennium. It used to be accomplished in 1004/5 CE, at a time whilst the Byzantine Empire was once increasing eastwards around the districts of ancient Armenia and tough key features of Armenian identification.

Additional info for Kings of the Jews: Exploring the Origins of the Jewish Nation

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 36 votes