Discover the Holy Land: A Travel Guide to Israel and Jordan

Discover the Holy Land: A Travel Guide to Israel and Jordan

by Max Miller


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This travel guide focuses on places that Holy Land tour groups typically visit and gives major attention to connections between the Bible and the land. The Holy Land is understood to overlap both present-day Israel and Jordan, so places like Gilead, Mount Nebo, Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, and Petra are included. And while the biblical periods and biblical connections remain in the forefront, these are explored in the context of the Holy Land’s long and fascinating history. Ancient “tells” dating back to the Bronze Age, colonnaded streets and temples from Hellenistic and Roman times, early Christian pilgrimage destinations, Crusader castles, Mamluk and Ottoman fortifications—all illustrated with chronological charts, maps, site plans, and photographs.

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ISBN-13: 9781532660313
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2020
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 1,278,147
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Max Miller is professor emeritus of Emory University and also served ten years as archaeologist for Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. He has authored numerous books and articles on ancient Israelite history and biblical archaeology. From 1980 through 2014, Miller directed an annual Middle East travel seminar, by which he introduced Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, and Greece to more than a thousand seminary students and laypeople.

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