Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity was all but destroyed. It was in the time of Nehemiah, governor of the province of Judah or Yehud, that the grand reconstruction of the city took place. Jerusalem in the Time of Nehemiah takes us on an archaeological tour of Nehemiah’s Jerusalem illuminating all the sites, gates and walls of the city. It is richly illustrated with models of reconstructions, photographs, drawings and illustrative maps.
Nehemiah was the great reformer who rallied the people to repair the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down in the Babylonian destruction of 586 b.c. In this guide, 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 (a Tekoite) 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. Profusely illustrated with photographs of a recently constructed model, this second, revised edition also contains rare photographs of archaeological remains extant from the period.
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Leen Ritmeyer, originally from Holland, is an archaeological architect, lecturer and teacher. He has been involved in all of Jerusalem’s major excavations, producing site plans and reconstruction drawings for all of them. In Jerusalem, he directed prestigious restoration projects such as the Byzantine Cardo and the Herodian Villas and taught Biblical Archaeology at the Universities of Leeds and Cardiff in the U.K. In 2006, his major work, The Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, was published after thirty years of intensive research.
Kathleen Ritmeyer holds a BA degree in Archaeology from University College Dublin and a postgraduate certificate in education. Since 1983, she has been a partner with Leen in their firm, Ritmeyer Archaeological Design (www.ritmeyer.com), producing educational materials on the subject of biblical archaeology.