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The Temple of Jerusalem
Exact title of book
The Temple of Jerusalem
Book author
Simon Goldhill
ISBN
9780674017979
Published
Mar 31, 2005
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
208
File size (in PDF)
1872 kB

Some brief overview of book

Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II) It was destroyed nearly 2000 years ago, and yet the Temple of Jerusalemcultural memory, symbol, and siteremains one of the most powerful, and most contested, buildings in the world. This glorious structure, imagined and re-imagined, reconsidered and reinterpreted again and again over two millennia, emerges in all its historical, cultural, and religious significance in Simon Goldhills account. Built by Herod on a scale that is still staggeringon an earth and rock platform 144,000 square meters in area and 32 meters highand destroyed by the Roman emperor Titus 90 years later, in 70 A.

D., the Temple has become the worlds most potent symbol of the human search for a lost ideal, an image of greatness. Goldhill travels across cultural and temporal boundaries to convey the full extent of the Temples impact on religious, artistic, and scholarly imaginations. Through biblical stories and ancient texts, rabbinical writings, archaeological records, and modern accounts, he traces the Temples shifting significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

A complex and engaging history of a singular locus of the imaginationa site of longing for the Jews; a central metaphor of Christian thought; an icon for Muslims the Dome of the Rock The Temple of Jerusalem also offers unique insight into where Judaism, Christianity, and Islam differ in interpreting their shared inheritance. It is a story that, from the Crusades onward, has helped form the modern political world.

About book author

Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge. ldhills account. Built by Herod on a scale that is still staggeringon an earth and rock platform 144,000 square meters in area and 32 meters highand destroyed by the Roman emperor Titus 90 years later, in 70 A. D., the Temple has become the worlds most potent symbol of the human search for a lost ideal, an image of greatness.

Goldhill travels across cultural and temporal boundaries to convey the full extent of the Temples impact on religious, artistic, and scholarly imaginations. Through biblical stories and ancient texts, rabbinical writings, archaeological records, and modern accounts, he traces the Temples shifting significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. A complex and engaging history of a singular locus of the imaginationa site of longing for the Jews; a central metaphor of Christian thought; an icon for Muslims the Dome of the Rock The Temple of Jerusalem also offers unique insight into where Judaism, Christianity, and Islam differ in interpreting their shared inheritance.

It is a story that, from the Crusades onward, has helped form the modern political world.

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