Spanning ten millennia, from the earliest civilization to the Arab conquest, The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land is the definitive one-volume reference to the ancient lands of the Bible, fusing scientific discovery and literacy and religious tradition to produce a deeper understanding of the history of human culture. Here the settings of the world's three major religions are examined, incorporating the most up-to-date archaeological information with the biblical record of the Holy Land. The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land visits the ancient Near East site-by-site, with comprehensive descriptions of hundreds of archaeological discoveries as well as historical commentary and relevant biblical citations. General articles on such subjects as burial, warfare, cult objects, and clothing provide further insight into the material culture and social systems of the biblical period.
“The name Sodom, however, has been preserved in the Arab Jebel Usdum, Mount Sodom, a hill of table salt near the southwestern shore of the Dead Sea.” (source)
“All efforts to locate the site of Sodom have been fruitless.” (source)
“This city flourished in the Hyksos period and came to a violent end in about 1560 bc.” (source)
“JERICHO One of the oldest fortified cities in the ancient Near East” (source)
“GILGAL The last station on the route of the Exodus west of the Jordan, where Joshua set up 12 stones to commemorate the crossing of the river (Josh. 4:19–20). Here, in the plain of Jericho, the Children of Israel were circumcised (Josh. 5:3). Eusebius (Onom. 46:18 ff.) stated that the site was located at a distance of 2 miles from Jericho. It is often mentioned by ancient pilgrims some of whom ‘saw the stone’. On the Medaba map the 12 stones are shown north of Jericho. According to Arculf (c. ad 680) a church was built above the stones. The latest mention of this church occurs at the beginning of the 12th century. The site has been identified with Khirbet el-Mefjer as well as with other sites in the region of Jericho. (See also massebah).” (source)
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
John T Reagan