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Glueck, Nelson 1900-1972

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Works: 347 works in 754 publications in 4 languages and 9,490 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Pictorial works  Terms and phrases  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Diaries  Catalogs  Biography  Maps  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Speaker
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Rivers in the desert; a history of the Negev by Nelson Glueck( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deities and dolphins : the story of the Nabataeans by Nelson Glueck( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of explorer-archaeologist Nelson Glueck's latest book is not whimsical. It capsules accurately and in the fewest possible words the results of some of the author's archaeological discoveries in present-day Transjordan, once the land of the ancient Nabataeans, who flourished in the first centuries B.C. and A.D. The kingdom of the Nabataeans extended from Transjordan across the Negev to Sinai and from Arabia to Syria, controlling Damascus when Paul visited that city after emerging from the desert. Their capital was Petra, "the rose-red city, half as old as time." The deities and dolphins were discovered by Dr. Glueck when, as director of the American School of Oriental Research, Jerusalem, he excavated the Nabataean temple of Khirbet Tannur, the most complete temple of its kind to be opened up. Among the deities was a goddess wearing on her head a stone tiara of two dolphins facing each other in heraldic juxtaposition. In this book the author searches out and pieces together the evidence explaining why there are likenesses of dolphins in the desert-land of Arabia -- the old Roman Provincia Arabia. The importance of the dolphins lies in the clues they furnish for increased understanding of the Hellenistic-Semitic cultures of the Near East at the time of the Nabataeans (who spoke both an Aramaic dialect and Greek), and for revealing in a new light the commerce and other contacts between the Orient and the Occident. Employing his knowledge of Biblical history and modern archaeological techniques, Nelson Gluek uncovers the forgotten past and breathes new life into its buried stones and artifacts. We journey with him and with Paul and the Nabataean Syllaeus from Herod's Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast of Palestine to Puteoli near Naples, and consider with him the geopolitical factors pitting powerful kingdoms against one another for control of the heartland of the Near East. We see the relationships of the Judaeans, Syrians, Parthians, Egyptians and Romans with the Nabataeans, whose dolphins were symbols of safety, fortune and immortality from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean. The centrality of the zodiac and the planets in the religious orientation of the Nabataeans and their contemporaries is clarified. Deities and Dolphins is the story of a gifted and artistic people, the cultures they were molded by, the arts they developed, the fears and ambitions that motivated them, the likenessesd with and differences from their most immediate neighbors, the Judaeans, the tightrope they walked between Rome and Parthia
The river Jordan : being an illustrated account of earth's most storied river by Nelson Glueck( Book )

46 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated Account of Earth's Most Storied River
Hesed in the Bible by Nelson Glueck( Book )

46 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in German and English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other side of the Jordan by Nelson Glueck( Book )

38 editions published between 1940 and 1970 in English and Hebrew and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near Eastern archaeology in the twentieth century : essays in honor of Nelson Glueck by James A Sanders( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Jordan by Nelson Glueck( Book )

23 editions published between 1945 and 1968 in Hebrew and English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel, the reality : people, places, events in memorable photographs by Cornell Capa( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nature of the land of Israel, the people who live there, and the dramatic events that have shaped it
Gezer I : preliminary report of the 1964-66 seasons by William G Dever( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers in the desert; the exploration of the Negev, an adventure in archaeology by Nelson Glueck( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Eastern Palestine by Nelson Glueck( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography of Holy Land sites : compiled in honor of Dr. Nelson Glueck by Eleanor K Vogel( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Eastern Palestine by Nelson Glueck( Book )

10 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Eastern Palestine II by Nelson Glueck( Book )

8 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in eastern Palestine by Nelson Glueck( Book )

in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Eastern Palestine I by Nelson Glueck( Book )

8 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excavations of Solomon's seaport: Ezion-geber by Nelson Glueck( Book )

4 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News letter by American Schools of Oriental Research( )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wort ḥesed :im alttestamentlichen Sprachgebrauche als menschliche Verhaltungsweise in profaner und religiöser Bedeutung by Nelson Glueck( Book )

9 editions published in 1927 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent archaeological work in Palestine by Nelson Glueck( Book )

7 editions published between 1919 and 1929 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hesed in the Bible
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Nelson Glueck : biblical archaeologist and president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Alternative Names
Gliḳ, Nelson 1900-1971

Gliḳ, Nelson 1900-1972

Glīq, Nelsōn 1900-1971

Gliyq Nelswn 1900-1971

Gliyq, Nelswn 1900-1972

Gliyq Nelswn ben Mošeh Yiṣḥaq 1900-1971

Gliyq, Nelswn ben Mošeh Yiṣḥaq 1900-1972

GLJQ, Nelson 1900-1971

Glueck, Nelson, 1900-

GLYQ, Nelson 1900-1971

Nelson Glueck American rabbi, academic and archaeologist

Nelson Glueck Amerikaans antropoloog (1900-1971)

גליק, נלסון

גליק נלסון 1900-1971

גליק, נלסון 1900-1972

גליק נלסון בן משה יצחק 1900-1971

גליק, נלסון (ניסן) בן משה יצחק

נלסון גליק

ネルソン・グリュック

Languages
English (313)

German (39)

Hebrew (30)

Spanish (1)