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Back To Masada

Author : Amnon Ben-Tor
ISBN : 9652210757
Genre : History
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Masada in the Hasmonean period -- Masada in the Herodian period -- Building materials -- Ornamentation -- Construction at the time of the procurators and the Roman garrison -- Construction during the priod of the rebels -- The eastern gate -- Building 8 (the commandant's residence?) -- The storerooms -- The large bathhouse -- The approach to the northern palace -- The northern palace -- The water supply system -- The synagogue -- The casemate wall -- Building 9 (hostel?) -- Building 10 : the western palace -- The small palaces -- The layout of the palaces -- The phases of construction of Herodian Masada -- Pottery Written finds -- Coins -- Other finds -- The battle for Masada -- Masada in the Byzantine period -- Archaeology and the Masada myth.

Masada

Author : Gloria D. Miklowitz
ISBN : 1439578826
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As the Roman army marches inexorably across the Judean desert towards the fortress of Masada, Simon and his family and friends prepare, along with the rest of the Jewish Zealots, to fight and never surrender.

Masada

Author : Yigael Yadin
ISBN : 1857999495
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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Illustrated on-site account of the author's archaeological expedition to excavate the Jewish stronghold that fell to Rome in 73 A.D.

The Dovekeepers

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781451617498
Genre : Fiction
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The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel: “striking….Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose” (Entertainment Weekly). Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.

Masada Myth

Author : Nachman Ben-Yehuda
ISBN : 9780299148331
Genre : Social Science
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In 73 A.D., legend has it, 960 Jewish rebels under siege in the ancient desert fortress of Masada committed suicide rather than surrender to a Roman legion. Recorded in only one historical source, the story of Masada was obscure for centuries. In The Masada Myth, Israeli sociologist Nachman Ben-Yehuda tracks the process by which Masada became an ideological symbol for the State of Israel, the dramatic subject of movies and miniseries, a shrine venerated by generations of Zionists and Israeli soldiers, and the most profitable tourist attraction in modern Israel. Ben-Yehuda describes how, after nearly 1800 years, the long, complex, and unsubstantiated narrative of Josephus Flavius was edited and augmented in the twentieth century to form a simple and powerful myth of heroism. He looks at the ways this new mythical narrative of Masada was created, promoted, and maintained by pre-state Jewish underground organizations, the Israeli army, archaeological teams, mass media, youth movements, textbooks, the tourist industry, and the arts. He discusses the various organizations and movements that created “the Masada experience” (usually a ritual trek through the Judean desert followed by a climb to the fortress and a dramatic reading of the Masada story), and how it changed over decades from a Zionist pilgrimage to a tourist destination. Placing the story in a larger historical, sociological, and psychological context, Ben-Yehuda draws upon theories of collective memory and mythmaking to analyze Masada’s crucial role in the nation-building process of modern Israel and the formation of a new Jewish identity. An expert on deviance and social control, Ben-Yehuda looks in particular at how and why a military failure and an enigmatic, troubling case of mass suicide (in conflict with Judaism’s teachings) were reconstructed and fabricated as a heroic tale.

Masada And The Dead Sea

Author : Giovanna Magi
ISBN : 8870099601
Genre : Travel
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Masada

Author : Ernest Kellogg Gann
ISBN : 0515054437
Genre : Fiction
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A historical novel of the invasion of Israel by 15,000 Romans in 73 A.D., focusing on the bravery of the 900 Jews who resisted the attackers rather than submit to slavery

Sacrificing Truth

Author : Nachman Ben-Yehuda
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111761941
Genre : History
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Legend states that a group of heroic Jews committed mass suicide at the site of Masada in the Judean desert of Israel, rather than surrender to their Roman oppressors. The author of this book charges Professor Yigael Yadin and his co-excavators who worked at the site between 1963 and 1965, with 'falsifying historical evidence and concealing facts, adapting techniques and inventing historical realities'. Ben-Yehuda retraces the progress of the archaeological investigation that took place through transcripts of daily meetings held by Yadin and his workers. He explores how they reached particular interpretations of the finds and overcame or ignored facts that did not fit the story they were trying to justify. Broader questions of moral responsibility and deception are raised throughout.

Masada

Author : Neil Waldman
ISBN : 0688144810
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the history of Masada, from the building of Herod's Temple through its use by Zealots as a refuge from the Romans to its rediscovery in the mid-20th century.

Die Zeloten Von Massada

Author : Moshe Pearlman
ISBN : 9652800740
Genre : Israel
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Describes the excavation of Masada, Herod the Great's stronghold built near the Dead Sea in 30 B.C.

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