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Seller: ancientgifts (4,387) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122195661615 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Time-Life The Emergence of Man Series - The Israelites. CONDITION: Excellent. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover: 159 pages. Publisher: Time-Life Books Inc; (1975). The “Emergence of Man” series was released in the mid-1970’s. Each volume undertakes to describe the major events that happened in one specific time period in the development of mankind’s civilization(s). The volumes are richly illustrated, and designed as an introduction to the time frame covered. Especially compelling are the artists interpretations or recreations of what various ancient civilizations would have looked like – their architecture, homes, monuments, cities, daily life, jewelry, food, family life, dwellings, occupations, etc. As just one instance, the ruins of Babylon and Ur, Athens and Rome hint at the incredible richness of those fabled cities. The artist’s recreations in this series are simply mind-numbing. This is as close as you can be to actually having been there. The entire series is truly a magnificent introduction to the history of the era. If you could have just one book (or series of books) to introduce the history of humankind, this would have to be it. The overviews are concise and well-written. Together with the illustration and pictures they impart a wonderful mental and emotional “picture” of what life must have been like in various civilizations and at various times. Done in a style so wonderfully characteristic of Time-Life’s publications, these are over-sized “coffee table” type books full of impressive imagery. The pictures of the world’s greatest art and architecture alone are worth the cost of these books. But don’t get the impression that these volumes are “fluff”. While a particular volume might not quite take the place as a university degree, the material is well-written, informative, and immensely intellectually gratifying, overview though it might be. This particular volume is titled “The Israelites”, and could serve as a remarkably well illustrated introduction to biblical archaeology. The material is divided into a number of subjects which will give you an idea of the rich content; and includes: “Wanderers Who Forged a Faith” (The Ark of The Covenant: Frieze 300AD – An Israelite Chronology - The Babylonian Exile – The Fertile Crescent: The Cradle of Monotheism – The Kings of Syria - Pastoral Forefathers of the Israelites – Astarte in the Land of the Philistines – Plants Rooted in Scriptural Lore – Desert Nomads: Centuries of Harsh Lifestyles – The Canaanites o the Second Millennium B.C. – The City of Ugarit – The Neighbors: Hittites, Egyptians, Babylonians – The Epic of Gilgamesh – Fragile reassures from the Dead Sea Caves – In Search of a Biblical Trove – Unlocking 2,000 Year Old Secrets – Shrine of the Book: A Shrine for Ancient Texts ). “The Promise and the Covenant” (Abraham, The Book of Genesis and the Land of Canaan - Semitic Patriarchs – Close Cousins: The Amorites and Akkadians – Ur to Haran: Terah to Abraham – Jacob and Esau – Ancient Trade and The Caravaners – Reconstructing Early Life in Jericho – Jacob’s Dream – Edible Offerings: Animal Sacrifices – A Libation of Wine – Propitiation Ceremonies: Sacrificing the Bull – Ancient Egyptian Accounts and Depictions of Genesis-Era Semitic Nomads). “Exodus and Commandments” (A Depiction of Moses: Syrian Dura-Europos – Egyptian Labor – The Nile Delta: Nomadic Refuge – The Arrival of the Indo-Europeans: The Hyksos – A Pharaoh’s Own Monotheism: Aton – Fantastic Gods from Egypt’s Pantheon: Horis, Anubis, Bastet, Tawaret, and Aton –Egyptian Overlords of Canaan: Thutmose III + Ramses II – The Sea Peoples – Exodus from Egypt – Akhenaton’s Monotheism – Idolatry and the Worship of Bulls – Yahweh and Moses – The Route of the Exodus and the Reed Sea – Red Sea or Sea of Reeds – Long Years in a Parched and Stony Wasteland – Respites at Desert Springs and Streams – Jebel Musa: Mount Sinai). “A New Life in Canaan” (Israelite Conquest of Baal’s Canaan – The Age of Judges – The Fall o0f Jericho – Israels Adversaries: The Canaanites, Edomites, Moabites and Ammonites – Canaanite Prototypes for Solomon’s Temple – The Song of Deborah – The Philistine Sea Peoples – Gideon and the Midianites – The End of Nomadic Lifestyles – The Professional Priesthood – Philistines: Defeated In Egypt, Triumphant in Canaan – Sacred Rituals of Joy and Thanksgiving – Passover: Memory of Divine Deliverance – Shavuoth: Celebrating Spring’s Harvest – Succoth: In Praise of Autumn’s Gifts). “The First Kings” (Monarchy: Saul, Solomon and David - Evidence of David’s Triumph at Gibeon – Ancient Soldiers: Assyrian Slingers – Saul’s Military Leadership – David: Samuel’s Choice – David’s Capital of Jerusalem – Solomon’s Fort at Megiddo – David and Absalom – Solomon’s Kingdom and the Queen of Sheba – A Way of Life Shared With Friends and Enemies: Spun Yard, Hammered Metal, Thrown Pots – A Glimpse of Peaceful Pursuits: Kneading Dough, Bathing, Spinning Wool – The Spoke Wheeled Chariot – Camel Mounted Syrian Warriors – Wheels and Mounts for a Mobile People – Masters of the Martial Arts – Aramaean Cavalrymen – Spearmen and Archers from Judah – Conquering Assyrians – The Vital Role of Music Makers: Tambourines, Pipes, Harps, Cymbals, Drums and Lyres). “Into the Long Exile” (Assyrian Domination – The Prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah – The Split: Judah and Israel – A Bronze Shrine of the King of Elam – Jonah: A Fable of the Universal God – Ancient Depictions of Jonah – Assyria’s Sargon – Destruction in the North as Foretold by Amos and Hosea – The Horror of the Assyrian Onslaught – A Record of Torture and Mutilation – Isaiah and Jeremiah and the Fall of Jerusalem – Three Great Sovereigns Who Made a Nation – King Saul: A Soldier Burdened by Tragedy – King David: Poet, Politician, Conqueror – King Solomon: Builder, Businessman, Sage.) I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional 12.99 to $33.99 for insured USPS global priority mail (padded flat rate envelope) with delivery confirmation. Rates vary a bit from country to country, and not all books will fit into a USPS global priority mail flat rate envelope (this book will NOT – so it will cost considerably more to ship internationally). You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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