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Architecture of Herod, the Great Builder

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ISBN-10: 0801036127

ISBN-13: 9780801036125

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ehud Netzer

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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. Netzer here highlights Herod's involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, imagination, and understanding of the building and planning process. The book presents a comprehensive synthesis of Herod's enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints. Originally published in hardcover by Mohr Siebeck, it is now available in paper.
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface to the Hardcover Edition
Herod's Building Projects
Herod, the Man and King
Masada: Three Phases of Construction
Building Projects at Jericho: Three Palaces and a Hippodrome
Building Projects in Samaria-Sebaste
The Port-City of Caesarea Maritima
Building Projects in Jerusalem
The Rebuilding of the Second Temple and its Precinct
Herodium - Palace, Burial Site and Memorial to the King's Name
The Desert Fortresses
Other Building Projects: Inside and Outside the King's Realm
General Discussion
The Planning of Palaces
The Planning of Temples
The Planning of Sport and Entertainment Facilities
The Planning of Cities
Architectural Influences from the Greco-Roman World
Herod's Personal Involvement in His Building Projects
Epilogue: Herod's Building Program
Herodian Building Materials and Methods
Herodian Architectural Decoration
Herodian Stuccowork Ceilings
Wall Paintings of the Herodian Period in the Land of Israel
Mosaic Pavements in Herod's Day
Index of Sources
General Index