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The Resource Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth, Jodi Magness

Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth, Jodi Magness

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Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth
Title
Masada
Title remainder
from Jewish revolt to modern myth
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Magness
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children - the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple - reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolise the embattled modern State of Israel. The first extensive archaeological excavations of Masada began in the 1960s, and today the site draws visitors from around the world. And yet, because the mass suicide was recorded by only one ancient author - the Jewish historian Josephus - some scholars question if the event ever took place. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there, how we know it, and how recent developments might change understandings of the story. Incorporating the latest findings, she integrates literary and historical sources to show what life was like for Jews under Roman rule during an era that witnessed the reign of Herod and Jesus's ministry and death. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today
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YDX
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Magness, Jodi
Dewey number
933
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BM150-449
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Masada Site (Israel)
Label
Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth, Jodi Magness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272525
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691167107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059270780
Label
Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth, Jodi Magness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065272525
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691167107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059270780

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