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Magness, Jodi

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Most widely held works by Jodi Magness
The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jodi Magness( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in the last centuries B.C.E. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness here provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary documents. Magness's work offers a number of fresh conclusions concerning life at Qumran. She agrees that Qumran was a sectarian settlement but rejects other unconventional views, including the view that Qumran was a villa rustica or manor house. By carefully analyzing the published information on Qumran, she refines the site's chronology, reinterprets the purpose of some of its rooms, and reexamines the archaeological evidence for the presence of women and children in the settlement. Numerous photos and diagrams give readers a firsthand look at the site. Written with an expert's insight yet with a journalist's spunk, this engaging book is sure to reinvigorate discussion of this monumental archaeological find
The archaeology of the Holy Land : from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest by Jodi Magness( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of the ancient Near East (modern Middle East) and at a crossroads between once mighty powers such as Assyria to the east and Egypt to the south is a tiny piece of land -- roughly the size of New Jersey -- that is as contested as it is sacred. One cannot even name this territory without sparking controversy. Originally called Canaan after its early inhabitants (the Canaanites), it has since been known by various names. To Jews this is Eretz-Israel (the Land of Israel), the Promised Land described by the Hebrew Bible as flowing with milk and honey. To Christians it is the Holy Land where Jesus Christ -- the messiah or anointed one -- was born, preached, and offered himself as the ultimate sacrifice. Under the Greeks and Romans, it was the province of Judea, a name which hearkened back to the biblical kingdom of Judah. After the Bar-Kokhba revolt ended in 135 C.E., Hadrian renamed the province Syria-Palestina, reviving the memory of the long-vanished kingdom of Philistia. Under early Islamic rule the military district (jund) of Filastin was part of the province of Greater Syria (Arabic Bilad al-Sham). In this book, the term Palestine is used to denote the area encompassing the modern state of Israel, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, and the Palestinian territories"--
"Go out and study the land" (Judges 18:2) : archaeological, historical, and textual studies in honor of Hanan Eshel( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan Eshel before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity
The 2003-2007 Excavations in the Late Roman Fort at Yotvata by Gwyn Davies( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of God with Morgan Freeman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of religion touches all of our lives, no matter what our faith is. This is Morgan Freeman's journey to discover how our beliefs connect us all. The quest of our generation. This is The Story of God
Stone and dung, oil and spit : Jewish daily life in the time of Jesus by Jodi Magness( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit Jodi Magness unearths 'footprints' buried in both archaeological and literary evidence to shed new light on Jewish daily life in Palestine from the mid-first century b.c.e. to 70 c.e. the time and place of Jesus' life and ministry. Magness analyzes recent archaeological discoveries from such sites as Qumran and Masada together with a host of period texts, including the New Testament, the works of Josephus, and rabbinic teachings. Layering all these sources together, she reconstructs in detail a fascinating variety of everyday activities dining customs, Sabbath observance, fasting, toilet habits, burial customs, and more"--Back cover
Debating Qumran : collected essays on its archaeology by Jodi Magness( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesed ve-emet : studies in honor of Ernest S. Frerichs( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Land revealed by Jodi Magness( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Jodi Magness of the Univesrity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents lectures covering the history of the Holy Land, the area covering the modern countries of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories, from around 1000 B.C. to 70 A.D. and exploring the archaeology of the ancient Near East
Jerusalem ceramic chronology : circa 200-800 CE by Jodi Magness( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeology of the early Islamic settlement in Palestine by Jodi Magness( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masada : from Jewish revolt to modern myth by Jodi Magness( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children - the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple - reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. The first extensive archaeological excavations of Masada began in the 1960s, and today the site draws visitors from around the world. And yet, because the mass suicide was recorded by only one ancient author - the Jewish historian Josephus - some scholars question if the event ever took place. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there, how we know it, and how recent developments might change understandings of the story. Incorporating the latest findings, she integrates literary and historical sources to show what life was like for Jews under Roman rule during an era that witnessed the reign of Herod and Jesus's ministry and death. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today
Jesus and his Jewish influences( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow an acclaimed archaeologist to unearth the roots of Jesus's actions and teachings within the traditions and beliefs of ancient Judaism
Fouilles archéologiques de ʻAïn ez-Zâra/Callirrhoé, villégiature hérodienne by Christa Clamer( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eagle imagery in Jewish relief sculpture of late ancient Palestine: Survey and interpretation by Steven H Werlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following study examines the image of the eagle in the architectural relief sculpture of Palestinian synagogues as well as on Jewish sarcophagi. The buildings and sarcophagi on which these objects were displayed are dated between the third and sixth century C.E
Jesus and his Jewish influences by Jodi Magness( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For anyone interested in understanding the profound effect Jesus had on the world, it's important to realize that his actions and teachings didn't emerge from a vacuum. Rather, they were the product of a fascinating dialogue with-and reaction to-the traditions, cultures, and historical developments of ancient Jewish beliefs. In fact, early Judaism and Jesus are two subjects so inextricably linked that one cannot arrive at a true understanding of Jesus without understanding the time in which he lived and taught. In search of a more complete comprehension of Jesus's legacy, this course explores fundamental questions such as: - How was early Judaism markedly different from the Rabbinic Judaism practiced today' - What kind of world did early Jewish sects envision, and how does Jesus's world view relate to theirs' - How did events like the Babylonian exile and the reign of Herod the Great affect the development of Judaism up to Jesus's time' - What did it really mean to be a Jew in ancient Israel-and what did it mean for Jesus' Answers to these and other thought-provoking questions about ancient Judaism and the roots of Jesus's ministry can be found in the 24 intriguing lectures of Jesus and His Jewish Influences. Crafted by acclaimed archaeologist and biblical scholar Jodi Magness of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this fascinating course approaches the subject of Jesus from a historical, rather than scriptural, perspective; one rooted in the study of ancient texts and archaeological discoveries. You'll embark upon an in-depth investigation of the ancient world that Jesus was born into, and you'll revisit the tumultuous events of early Jewish history with the specific purpose of gleaning hidden insights into how they shaped an individual-and a movement-whose legacy endures to this very day. Learn How Ancient Israel Gave Rise to Jesus Instead of focusing on historically authenticating the Gospel accounts of Jesus's sayings and activities, Jesus and His Jewish Influences is interested in exploring how the Gospel accounts are better understood through the lens of early Judaism. To this end, Professor Magness's lectures are a veritable survey of some of the most defining moments in ancient Israel, from the establishment of Mosaic Law to the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 A.D. These include: - The destruction of Solomon's Temple: In 586 B.C., the Kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians, and Solomon's Temple was destroyed. Signaling the end of the First Temple Period, this traumatic event was drawn upon later by the Gospel authors as a way to illustrate Jesus's foreshadowing of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. - The Babylonian exile: After the conquest of the Kingdom of Judah, the inhabitants were forced into exile. The exile ended in 539 B.C. after the Persian king Cyrus allowed the exiled Jews return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple. This return, however, led to a powerful schism between the Jews and Samaritans-one reflected in Gospel parables about Samaritans. - The Maccabean Revolt: When Judaism was outlawed under the orders of Antiochus IV, a priestly clan named the Maccabees (or Hasmoneans) led a revolt in 167 B.C. to oppose this new reality. Lasting for years, the revolt was a reaction to Antiochus IV's edict outlawing Judaism and rededicating the Jerusalem temple to the worship of Olympian Zeus. The rise of the Maccabean Kingdom also provides interesting context for understanding the Gospel birth narratives about Jesus. Along the way, you'll encounter a fascinating range of early Jewish sects, including the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. You'll also meet some of the predecessors and contemporaries of Jesus who played a pivotal role in shaping or recording the world Jesus was born into, such as - Herod the Great, the tyrannical and murderous ruler of Judea infamous for the (historically questionable) Massacre of the Innocents; - Flavius Josephus, the ancient historian whose writings complement the works of the Gospel authors and who offers first-hand accounts of events during the time of Jesus and afterwards; - King Josiah, the ruler of Judea loved by the biblical writers (and described in glowing terms) for his religious reforms asserting the centrality of the Jerusalem Temple and its priesthood. Draw Illuminating Connections between Jesus and Judaism At the heart of these lectures are eye-opening, illuminating insights into the numerous historical connections between Jesus and the story of early Judaism. You'll see firsthand how this background provides a deeper, more well-rounded context for understanding Gospel accounts of Jesus's life and ministry-and, conversely, the Gospels themselves provide valuable information about how Judaism was lived and practiced in Jesus's time. Here are just a few of the many connections you'll make in Jesus and His Jewish Influences: - Schismatic Samaritans: The historic schism between the Jews and Samaritans after the Babylonian exile can be found hidden within the popular parable of the Good Samaritan. The story itself puts a strange spin on the person who comes out looking good (the Samaritan) considering that Samaritans were, in the eyes of Jews during the time of Jesus, schismatics. - Golden rules: The passage in Matthew that recounts Jesus's "golden rule" illustrates a broad disagreement among early Jews about whether or not to love one's enemies. Jesus's views about loving everyone (and healing the sick) stem not from pure kindness alone but from his view of holiness-that one can only enter the Kingdom of Heaven by emulating God's perfection. - Political executions: Why was James, the brother of Jesus, not crucified but stoned to death' The answer is that he was charged with violating Jewish law, unlike Jesus, who was executed by the Romans on a charge of treason. James's execution by the Sanhedrin (on possibly trumped-up charges) reflects the early hostility of elite Jews toward the proto-Christians. - Mountaintop revelations: What makes the episode of the Sermon on the Mount so interesting is its clear connection with Moses's revelation of the law on Mount Sinai. Both revelations take place on sacred mountaintops, and both involve the establishment of new laws meant to guide an entire people Get a Fresh Look at the Origins of History's Most Influential Figure Throughout the course, Professor Magness speaks directly from her hands-on experience as a classical archaeologist digging in Israel and her depth of knowledge as a scholar of early Judaism. The winner of numerous teaching awards and honors, she's spent her entire career immersed in the rich history of the ancient Holy Land, making her the perfect professor for a course designed to place Jesus within his contemporary socio-political environs. Every lecture of Jesus and His Jewish Influences draws on a wealth of excerpts and passages from some of the most important and influential texts ever written, including: - the Hebrew Bible - the New Testament (specifically the four canonical Gospels) - the Apocrypha ("hidden works") and Pseudepigrapha ("false writings") - historical accounts, including Josephus's The Jewish War - the Dead Sea Scrolls What made Jesus Jesus' How did his life and teachings reflect his Jewish roots-and break away from them' Prepare for a fresh look at Jesus that will bring you closer than ever to the dawn of a spiritual figure-and revolution-that would change the world
A typology of the late Roman and Byzantine pottery of Jerusalem by Jodi Magness( )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study represents an attempt to establish a ceramic typology for the coarse wares of Jerusalem from the fourth through seventh centuries C.E. The typology is based on the study of unpublished ceramic material from the excavations of the late Y. Shiloh in the City of David and of N. Avigad in the Jewish Quarter. Two main bodies of ceramic types can be distinguished during the period of time studied. The first corpus, for which the term "late Roman" is suggested, is characteristic of the fourth to sixth centuries C.E. These types were replaced in about the middle of the sixth century C.E. by a new ceramic repertoire that remained current through the seventh century C.E. The term "Byzantine" is suggested for the mid-sixth through seventh century C.E. corpus of types. This typology is then applied to an examination and re-evaluation of the stratigraphic and ceramic sequences published from the excavations of Saller at Bethany, Crowfoot and Fitzgerald in the Tyropoeon Valley, Hamilton against the north wall of Jerusalem, Aharoni at Ramat Rahel, and Tushingham in the Armenian Garden. The application of the typology to the material published from these excavations confirms the validity of the suggested ceramic sequence and clarifies the chronology of the occupation of these sites
Jesus and his Jewish influences by Jodi Magness( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish daily life in late Second Temple Palestine by Jodi Magness( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Land revealed by Jodi Magness( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Jodi Magness provides lectures that cover the ancient history of what many people know as the Holy Land
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The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Stone and dung, oil and spit : Jewish daily life in the time of JesusDebating Qumran : collected essays on its archaeologyHesed ve-emet : studies in honor of Ernest S. FrerichsJerusalem ceramic chronology : circa 200-800 CEThe archaeology of the early Islamic settlement in PalestineJewish daily life in late Second Temple Palestine
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Jodi Magness American woman Biblical scholar

Jodi Magness archeologa e biblista statunitense

Jodi Magness arqueóloga estauxunidense

מגנס, ג'ודי


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