From the First Temple period through to the time of Jesus, this Atlas graphically illustrates the colorful history of the city through maps, drawings and photographs.
The Atlas of Biblical Jerusalem, which is excerpted from the more extensive The Carta Jerusalem Atlas, is a helpful and instructive tool for readers of the Scriptures and all who wish to visualize the Holy City as it was in biblical and New Testament times.
Jerusalem was at the apex of its glory and beauty during the last century before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Herod had built many magnificent edifices in the city, with the Temple and the Temple Mount as its crowning glory. The Talmud goes out of its way to describe the physical qualities of the city, which "took nine measures of beauty out of the ten with which the world was bestowed, leaving one measure to the rest of the world." This illustrated volume is based on the results of the latest archaeological excavations.
Dan Bahat is one of Israel's leading archaeologists. Married with four sons, he lives and lectures between Canada, as associate professor at the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, and Israel, as senior lecturer at the Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is a foremost expert on Jerusalem in general, and on the Temple Mount, Herod's Palace, and the 1,600-foot tunnel that runs under the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount in particular. Bahat served as Jerusalem district archaeologist from 1978 to 1990 after having been district archaeologist for the Galilee. He has published and lectured extensively on the history of Jerusalem.