Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Book: Architecture of Herod

A new book on the buildings of Herod the Great includes a chapter on the Temple, as well as materials on archaeology, engineering and design that can help us visualize how the Temple may have looked.

Ehud Netzer
Architecture of Herod, the Great Builder
(Baker, 2008)
ISBN 0801036127

From the Blurb:
Herod the Great, one of the most famous builders of the biblical world, is a name well known to New Testament readers. Recently a team led by Ehud Netzer, a leading Israeli archaeologist of the Herodian period, discovered the tomb of Herod in one of his palaces two thousand years after his death. This volume highlights Herod's personal involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, creative imagination, and deep understanding of the building and planning process. In many ways, the book presents the first comprehensive synthesis of Herod's enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints.

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