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Overview

The phrase “the Holy Land,” evokes many thoughts and images from God’s Word, Jesus’ life, and our own Christian history. Nineteenth-century archaeological expeditions and surveys were fascinating to Western Christians who had grown up on the Bible and the Crusades, but hadn’t ever been able to explore the sacred ground itself. Archaeological and Theological Studies of Jerusalem brings this exciting historical period to life with narratives of travel and exploration, theological discussions, and archaeological discoveries, enhanced by hundreds of illustrations.

In this collection, heroes of exploration like Sir Charles Warren and Sir Charles William Wilson offer their travel stories, influential German philosopher Moses Mendelssohn expounds upon the plight of the Jews, and George Williams takes you on a historical and topographical tour of the Holy City. Over 4,500 pages of text and illustrations offer insights from a variety of perspectives, including those from topographers, linguists, architects, missionaries, and more. This collection is an excellent resource for Bible scholars searching for a comprehensive context of the Holy Land.

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Key Features

  • Insights into the Holy Land from a variety of fields of expertise
  • Hundreds of illustrations, maps, and sketches
  • Fascinating accounts of nineteenth-century expeditions and archaeological discoveries

Product Details

  • Title: Archaeological and Theological Studies of Jerusalem
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 4,643

Individual Titles

Jerusalem: A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Authority and Judaism, vol. 1

  • Author: Moses Mendelssohn
  • Translator: M. Samuels
  • Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, and Longmans
  • Publication Date: 1838
  • Pages: 329

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Moses Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem was part of his mission to improve the acceptance and position of Judaism in the late eighteenth century. In it he strongly argues a case for freedom of conscience, wherein no state has the right to impose religious restrictions or persecutions on its citizens.

This volume contains a preface by translator M. Samuels, an English version of Mendelssohn’s German translation of Vindicaiae Judaeorum, by Menasseh Ben Israel, and Mendelssohn’s preface to Vindicaiae Judaeorum. Other contributions include an epistle to Mendelssohn titled, “Search for Light and Right,” a letter written to Mendelssohn during the Lavater controversy, Mendelssohn’s reply to Charles Bonnet, and notes on these works.

An irrefutable book.

Immanuel Kant, author, A Critique of Pure Reason

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was a German philosopher who is known as the father of Reform Judaism. Self-educated, Mendelssohn became a leading philosopher and critic early in his life, and dedicated much of his later life to civil and religious reform to improve the rights and acceptance of Jews in Germany. One of his influential works is Phädon or On the Immortality of Souls.

Jerusalem: A Treatise on Ecclesiastical Authority and Judaism, vol. 2

  • Author: Moses Mendelssohn
  • Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, and Longmans
  • Publication Date: 1838
  • Pages: 372

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Moses Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem was part of his mission to improve the acceptance and position of Judaism in the late eighteenth century. In it he strongly argues a case for freedom of conscience, wherein no state has the right to impose religious restrictions or persecutions on its citizens.

This volume contains the main text of Mendelssohn’s Jerusalem and notes.

Underground Jerusalem

  • Author: Charles Warren
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 617

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This volume contains an account to the Palestine Exploration Fund of a difficult exploration of the Holy Land, and describes the results of the expedition. Charles Warren, head of the expedition, outlines the exploration’s dangers, difficulties, and discoveries and describes the various archaeological sites, natural features, cities and cultural groups, religious phenomena, and artifacts that they encountered. Underground Jerusalem is also enhanced by 29 illustrations.

Charles Warren (1840–1927) attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned in the British Royal Engineers in 1857, rising to the rank of general by 1905. Warren was one of the earliest European archaeologists of Jerusalem, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1884. A devoted Anglican and Freemason, Warren wrote several archaeological works, including The Temple of the Tomb and The Ancient Cubit and Our Weights and Measures.

The Holy City, or, Historical and Topographical Notices of Jerusalem, vol. 1

  • Author: George Williams
  • Publisher: John W. Parker
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 582

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In this volume of The Holy City, George Williams opens with a description of the history of Jerusalem, from its foundation to its Islamic occupation. Williams then outlines the topography and antiquities of Jerusalem, and discusses modern Jerusalem and its inhabitants. This volume also contains 11 topographical plates (with explanations) and other sketches by Rev. W. F. Witts, a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge.

George Williams (1814–1878) attended King’s College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1837, and accompanied Bishop Alexander as chaplain to Jerusalem from 1841 to 1843. He was England’s greatest authority on the topography of Jerusalem in his day, and received a medal from the King of Prussia for literary merit based on his two-volume work, The Holy City. Throughout his career, he served many posts at various academic institutions, including King’s College and Cumbrae College, and was made honorary canon of Winchester Cathedral in 1874. Another one of his notable works is The Orthodox Church of the East in the Eighteenth Century.

The Holy City, or, Historical, Topographical, and Antiquarian Notices of Jerusalem, vol. 2

  • Author: George Williams
  • Publisher: John W. Parker
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 701

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George Williams’ second volume of The Holy City covers the general topography of the site of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as historical evidence of it. Williams then covers the Temple Mount and the antiquities of Jerusalem and modern Jerusalem. This volume also includes “An Architectural History of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre” by Rev. Robert Willis, and 24 illustrations.

Jerusalem and Its Vicinity: A Series of Familiar Lectures on the Sacred Localities

  • Author: William Henry Odenheimer
  • Publisher: E. H. Butler & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 232

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This series of lectures by William Henry Odenheimer follows Jesus’ journey day by day through Holy Week. Beginning with the Monday before Easter and concluding on Holy Saturday, Odenheimer offers spiritual instruction, reflections, and topographical information to connect you to the “storied scenes, and haunts of sacred lore.” Travel narratives from visitors to the Holy Land are also sprinkled throughout the work.

William Henry Odenheimer (1817–1879) was an American Episcopal bishop. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1835, and from the General Theological Seminary in 1838. He received his Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Pennsylvania. He was rector of St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia until he became bishop of New Jersey in 1859. He wrote The True Catholic No Romanist and Essay on Canon Law.

Archaeological Studies in Jerusalem: Two Lectures

  • Author: George J. Wigley
  • Publisher: C. Dolman
  • Publication Date: 1856
  • Pages: 26

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Archaeological Studies in Jerusalem consists of two lectures given at the Royal Institute of British Architects by George J. Wigley. These lectures illuminate the antiquities of Jerusalem through architectural archeology and modern ecclesiology, and are the first works written on the Holy City from the perspective of a practicing architect.

George J. Wigley was an English architect and journalist who was one of the founding members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He was the architect of the Church of Il Santissimo Bedentore, Rome, and he received the Cross of St. Gregory the Great from Pius IX in 1860. He died in Rome in 1866, while working on a case for the Society.

The City of the Great King; or, Jerusalem as It Was, as It Is, and as It Is to Be

  • Author: J. T. Barclay
  • Publisher: James Challen and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1858
  • Pages: 664

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J. T. Barclay gathered information for The City of the Great King while working as a missionary in Jerusalem. Published upon his return, this text became the standard authority on Jerusalem in England and the United States. His map of Jerusalem was considered to be the only reliable one at the time. Barclay offers observations on ancient, medieval, modern, and millennial Jerusalem, and includes 62 illustrations of various types including wood and steel engravings, illuminations, and lithographs.

J. T. Barclay (1807–1874) or James Turner Barclay, was an American missionary to Jerusalem. He graduated from the University of Virginia, and obtained a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania when he was 22. In 1850, he became a missionary to the Holy Land, and in 1865, he took up the post as chair of Natural Sciences in Bethany College. In 1868, he retired and moved to Alabama where he preached in mountain villages until his death.

Jerusalem, the City of Herod and Saladin

  • Authors: Walter Besant and E. H. Palmer
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 491

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This volume presents a history of the city of Jerusalem from AD 30 to the late nineteenth century. It covers the siege and capture by Titus, the last revolts of the Jews, the Christian occupation, the Muslim conquest, the Crusades, the Christian kingdom, and the retaking of the city by Muslims. This volume is drawn from two sources with differing perspectives—one from Christian chronicles of the Crusades and another from Arabic historians.

Walter Besant (1836–1901) was an English novelist and philanthropist. He taught at Royal College, Mauritius, from 1861 to 1867, and became secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund in 1868. He helped found the Society of Authors in 1884, and was knighted in 1895. Besant was a prolific author, and his novel, All Sorts and Conditions of Men—which depicted the evils of social inequality in London—was influential in starting reform to aid the poor.

E. H. Palmer (1840–1882) was an English orientalist who graduated from St. John’s College in 1863, becoming a fellow in 1867. He joined the Palestine Exploration Fund’s survey of Sinai in 1869. He became Lord Almoner’s Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University in 1871, and in 1881 left to join the staff of the Standard. He became a barrister in 1874. In 1882, Palmer was sent to Egypt as an interpreter for the British government, and was ambushed and murdered on a desert mission. His works include The Desert of the Exodus, Poems of Beha-ed-Din, and Arabic Grammar.

The Recovery of Jerusalem

  • Authors: Charles William Wilson and Charles Warren
  • Publisher: Richard Bentley
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 629

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This volume offers an account of Sir Charles William Wilson’s survey of Jerusalem, and Sir Charles Warren’s excavations there. The title was taken from a rallying cry of the Crusades, “Recovery of Jerusalem,” however, the text also covers the Holy Land including the Sea of Galilee, Palestine, the Hauran, the Moabite Stone, and Sinai. This volume contains 55 maps and illustrations of the Holy Land, artifacts, and more.

Charles William Wilson (1836–1905) was a decorated British military officer and geographer. He attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and became an officer in the Royal Engineers in 1855. He worked on the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem in 1864, and Wilson’s Arch is named for him. He joined the Palestine Exploration Fund in 1867, and the Society of British Archeology in 1872. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1874. He was consul-general in Anatolia from 1879 to 1882, and was a hero of the Khartoum Relief Expedition from 1884 to 1885. Over the course of his career, Wilson participated in various Ordnance Surveys around the world. He was director-general of military education from 1895 to 1898, and held the position of chairman of the Palestine Exploration Fund from 1901 to 1905. Among his honors are the Order of the Bath, the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and the Doctor of Civil Law.

Charles Warren (1840–1927) attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned in the British Royal Engineers in 1857, rising to the rank of general by 1905. Warren was one of the earliest European archaeologists of Jerusalem, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1884. A devoted Anglican and Freemason, Warren wrote several archaeological works, including The Temple of the Tomb and The Ancient Cubit and Our Weights and Measures.