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Bethsaida in Archaeology, History and Ancient Culture

A Festschrift in Honor of John T. Greene

Editor(s): J. Harold Ellens
Contributors: Fred Strickert, Gregory Jenks, Azila Reisenberger, Carl Savage, Jacob Neusner, Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn, Elizabeth McNamer,

Book Description

This volume is an archaeological analysis, history, and description of a key excavation of the site of biblical Bethsaida, the most important Holy Land location in the narrative of Jesus’ life. This volume presents some of the pre-eminent biblical archaeological scholars in the field, all of whom were associated with Professor John T. Greene, either in the process of decades of archaeological exploration of the ancient site of Bethsaida, or in some other related activity in the field of biblical studies and religion. Professor Greene has been a leading scholar in the excavation and publication of field reports and historical and biblical analysis of the rich lode of discoveries that Bethsaida has revealed to us. This volume will be the highly sought-after summary of the historical-biblical information now available about ancient Bethsaida, the location at which Jesus vacationed, taught, healed, and announced his self-perception as the promised Jewish Messiah who became a new kind of Christian Messiah after his death by crucifixion on a Roman cross in approximately 30 CE in Jerusalem.

Bethsaida in Archaeology, History, and Ancient Culture: A Festschrift in Honor of John T. Greene, describes the operational life of the ordinary people, religious communities, military movements, and socio-political hierarchy, from a ground-level perspective of the centuries before and during the lifetimes of Philo Judaeus, Jesus of Nazareth, and Flavius Josephus. It is unique in its popular presentation of this key era for scholarly research, appealing to both scholars in the field and informed non-professional readers, as well as scholars in corollary disciplines. This volume will be immensely sought after by a wide range of those persons who expect interesting, important, and highly readable works from municipal and academic libraries, as well as the popular book stores throughout the English speaking world.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5364-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5364-X
Date of Publication: 01/01/2014
Pages / Size: 550 / A5
Price: £59.99


Professor J. Harold Ellens holds a PhD from Wayne State University in Psychology and a PhD from the University of Michigan in Near Eastern Studies. He has published 246 volumes in a wide range of subjects in Biblical Studies and the interface of psychology and religion/spirituality. His work may be viewed or acquired via his website at or online from Amazon and other such sources, as well as from local bookstores.