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Shanks, Hershel

Overview
Works: 117 works in 425 publications in 8 languages and 17,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Compiler, Publishing director, Other, Respondent, Originator, Director, Narrator
Classifications: BM487, 296.155
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Most widely held works about Hershel Shanks
 
Most widely held works by Hershel Shanks
Understanding the Dead Sea scrolls : a reader from the Biblical archaeology review by Hershel Shanks( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sourcebook of articles by the world's leading Dead Sea Scroll authorities
The brother of Jesus : the dramatic story & meaning of the first archaeological link to Jesus & his family by Hershel Shanks( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a limestone burial box with the inscription, "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" set the world of biblical archaeology abuzz. Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III reveal not only what the discovery means for understanding the Bible, but also what it shows about the family of Jesus and the earliest Christians
The mystery and meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls by Hershel Shanks( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although almost everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, few people can explain what they say or why they are significant. In The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hershel Shanks, the distinguished editor of Biblical Archaeology Review, gives a vivid account of their religious and historical context and their dissemination, meaning, and implications." "Of the eight hundred manuscripts that were eventually found, fewer than a dozen were more or less intact. The rest were mere fragments, many no bigger than a fingernail. The scrolls contain a vast array of bewildering new material: unknown psalms, biblical commentaries, calendrical texts, and apocalyptic manuscripts, many of which seem to foreshadow Christian doctrine. Over two hundred biblical manuscripts were hidden in the Qumran caves, some dramatically different from accounts in the Bible." "This is a clear, definitive account, from beginning to end, for the layperson as well as the scholar, of the mystery and meaning of the scrolls."--Jacket
Ancient Israel : from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the Temple( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the complete history of ancient Israel--from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Provides numerous color and black-and-white photos, maps, charts, and timelines. Adds and updates evidence, analysis, and insights of events, based on developments since the book's first edition. --From publisher's description
Jerusalem : an archaeological biography by Hershel Shanks( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the turbulent history of the Holy City on the 3,000th anniversary of its establishment by King David as the capital of Israel
Christianity and rabbinic Judaism : a parallel history of their origins and early development( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls : after forty years : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, October 27, 1990( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and craft of judging : the decisions of Judge Learned Hand by Learned Hand( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism in stone : the archaeology of ancient synagogues by Hershel Shanks( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of ancient Israel( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is composed of three outstanding lectures about the emergence of the ancient Israelites and their religion presented at a symposium held at the Smithsonian Institution in the fall of 1991. Professors William Dever, Baruch Halpern, and P. Kyle McCarter Jr., specialists in the fields of biblical archaeology and Near Eastern studies, present provocative theories on the arrival of the Israelites in ancient Canaan and the provenance of their religion. Did the Israelites enter Canaan according to the books of Joshua and Judges or were they already there as part of the indigenous population? Is there any reality to the biblical account of the Exodus? Where and when did belief in the God Yahweh originate? Edited under the aegis of Shanks, the well-known editor of Biblical Archaeological Review and Bible Review , this work can easily be understood by interested lay readers. Highly recommended for larger collections. Robert A. Silver, Shaker Heights P.L., Ohio. Library Journal
Recent archaeology in the land of Israel by Kinus ha-artsi li-yediʻat ha-arets( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Jesus : modern scholarship looks at the Gospels : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, September 11, 1993 by Stephen J Patterson( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does research on the historical Jesus have to do with Christian faith? What does the term "Son of Man" mean? Have scholars been looking for the wrong Jesus? What is the evidence for Jesus' existence outside the Bible? These are just some of the issues discussed by several of today's most famous experts in the debates raging about the historical Jesus--who he was, what he said and what he is telling us. - Publisher
Jerusalem's Temple Mount : from Solomon to the golden Dome by Hershel Shanks( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the Hebrew Bible, King Solomon built a Temple to the Lord in Jerusalem on a threshing floor that his father, King David, purchased from Araunah the Jebusite for 50 shekels of silver. "No other building of the ancient world," claims the Anchor Bible Dictionary, "either while it stood in Jerusalem or in the millennia since its final destruction has been the focus of so much attention throughout the ages." This stunning book, with its 160 illustrations, is a history of the Temple or Temples in Jerusalem from Solomon's time to the present. The book reads like an archaeological excavation, digging deeper and deeper at one site. Starting with a discussion of the Palestinian denial of a Jewish Temple, the book proceeds to explore the Islamic Dome of the Rock, the little-known Roman Temple of Jupiter, Herod's massive Temple Mount, the Temple built by the exiles returning from Babylon, and finally Solomon's Temple. With a lively and informative text to accompany the pictures, Jerusalem's Temple Mount is replete with archaeology, history, legends (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim), inscriptions, biblical interpretations, and forgeries. - Publisher
The City of David : a guide to Biblical Jerusalem by Hershel Shanks( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist approaches to the Bible : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, September 24, 1994( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology and the Bible : the best of BAR( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of monotheism : how God is one : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, October 19, 1996, sponsored by the Resident Associate Program( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeology of Jerusalem from David to Jesus by Hershel Shanks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the great archaeological finds from Jerusalem from its Canaanite beginnings to the time of Jesus
Abraham & Family : new insights into the patriarchal narratives by Lippman Bodoff( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turmoil and tragedy, deception and violence, passion and desire, love and reconciliation -- they are all found in the family stories from Genesis. But Abraham and his family persevered and survived to found a great nation. Fifteen biblical experts wrestle with these stories from Genesis, and each provides a different avenue to understanding the biblical text -- serious, controversial, humorous, scholarly or challenging, but always intriguing. - Back cover
Frank Moore Cross : conversations with a Bible scholar by Frank Moore Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Understanding the Dead Sea scrolls : a reader from the Biblical archaeology review
Alternative Names
Hershel Shanks American archaeologist

Hershel Shanks Amerikaans antropoloog

Shanks, Herschel 1930-

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The brother of Jesus : the dramatic story & meaning of the first archaeological link to Jesus & his familyThe mystery and meaning of the Dead Sea scrollsAncient Israel : from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the TempleJerusalem : an archaeological biographyChristianity and rabbinic Judaism : a parallel history of their origins and early developmentThe Dead Sea scrolls : after forty years : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, October 27, 1990The rise of ancient IsraelThe search for Jesus : modern scholarship looks at the Gospels : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, September 11, 1993