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Zealots of Masada.

Moshe Pearlman

Zealots of Masada.

by Moshe Pearlman

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I have been intrigued by Masada for quite some time but this is the first book I've read about the subject. The story of the excavation is first and foremost, and where appropriate Yadin includes excerpts of Josephus' account of the Zealots and the Roman siege.4/5(23). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages 12 plates, 15 illustrations, map, portrait 23 cm: Contents: Part 1: The dig --Part II.

Masada (Hebrew: מצדה metsada, "fortress") is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km (12 mi) east of Arad.. Herod the Great built two palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. Masada: Herod's Fortress and the Zealots' Last Stand Author S. Kent Brown Author Yigael Yadin One of the strangest phenomena in human history is the struggle of the Jewish people for their spiritual independence, always the few against the many.

Masada, The Novel Alice Hoffman channels the panoramic history of the fortress through the first-person narrative voices of four women. By Diane Cole Decem , am 0 Edit. Tourists visit the archaeological site in Masada, the desert fortress that was the scene of a mass suicide 2, years. A new research paper offers a new theory on the remains at Masada.


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The book tells both the story of Masada, the zealots' conflict with the Romans as told by Josephus and the story of Yigael Yadin, archaeologist, professor, Israeli army veteran who took to task the effort to find proofs that Josephus' story was true in Cited by: 3.

The book tells both the story of Masada, the zealots' conflict with the Romans as told by Josephus and the story of Yigael Yadin, archaeologist, professor, Israeli army veteran who took to task the effort to find proofs that Josephus' story was true in /5(3).

The book tells both the story of Masada, the zealots' conflict with the Romans as told by Josephus and the story of Yigael Yadin, archaeologist, professor, Israeli army veteran who took to task the effort to find proofs that Josephus' story was true in /5. The scrolls were from the Books of Deuteronomy and Ezekiel (see below for extracts from these books) and may have belonged to the Zealots who made their last stand at Masada.

Below are some passages from Deuteronomy and Ezekiel, the two Bible scrolls that were found at Masada. In Israel’s Professor Yigal Yadin lead a two-year international excavation to discover Masada’s secrets.

Their hundreds of discoveries support Josephus’ history, with the archeologists even finding the clay tokens on which the zealots had carved names and used as lots to decide who would “euthanize” their families and themselves first and last.

The trapped Zealots hoped to inspire the rest of the nation to join together in an insurrection against the Roman Empire. However, trapped on Masada, the Zealots realized that they had nowhere to run. The Zealots decided that it was by the will of God that they were to die on the mountain.

Instead of becoming slaves, they chose to Zealots of Masada. book. Masada was the scene of a last stand when a group of Jewish rebels, whom Josephus refers to as the Sicarii (modern-day scholars tend to consider them part of a group called the Zealots.

Troubles in defining a “Zealot” Although the word “zealot” has been applied loosely to many fanatical rebels from Phineas, to Mattitiah the Maccabee, to Simon the “zealot” and to all of the insurgents of the First and Second Revolts, these are not to be confused with the political group known as the “Zealots” (note upper case “Z”), which defended the temple building in.

Zealot, member of a Jewish sect noted for its uncompromising opposition to pagan Rome and the polytheism it Zealots were an aggressive political party whose concern for the national and religious life of the Jewish people led them to despise even Jews who sought peace and conciliation with the Roman authorities.

A census of Galilee ordered by Rome in ad 6 spurred the Zealots to. Excavated Remains of Masada. Decades after Jesus’ death, Zealots engineered a revolt against Rome.

The uprising was brutally stamped out and ended with Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 AD. Survivors fled to Masada, a fortress built by Herod near the Dead Sea. Today, the excavated remains of Masada have become a national symbol for all Israelis. The Zealots were a political movement in 1st-century Second Temple Judaism, which sought to incite the people of Judea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms, most notably during the First Jewish–Roman War (66–70).

Zealotry was the term used by Josephus for a "fourth sect" or "fourth Jewish philosophy" during this period. I’m soon taking a tour of Israel and this is one of the sites included in the tour.

This book (which I bought used), was so informative. It covered the history of Herod’s palace through the eventual rise of the Romans against the zealots who had overtaken themselves years prior.

Discoveries found on Masada are included. Very informative/5(24). Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Donor bostonpubliclibrary External-identifierPages: The Zealots of Masada by Moshe Pearlman,Scribner edition, in EnglishCited by: 3.

Zealots of Masada. New York, Scribner [] (OCoLC) Online version: Pearlman, Moshe, Zealots of Masada. New York, Scribner [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Juvenile audience: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Moshe Pearlman.

Interested in learning more about the Zealots of Masada. Moshe Pearlman, acclaimed and prolific author of Israeli themed publications, brings you this fine masterpiece of historic marvel. Vivid photography accompanies detailed descriptions of various locations on site at the ruins.

Paperback, pages. Size: " X " / 17 X 24 cm. Cave on the South Face of Masada Yadin also relates the find in chapter 15 “The Remains of the Last Defenders” in his popular illustrated book Masada: Herod’s Fortress and the Zealots’ Last Stand (Jerusalem: Steimatzky’s;pp.

His book includes a photo of a portion of the cave floor with a some of the skeletons visible. For most visitors, Masada is the place to hear tour guides retell of “the heroic life and struggle of the Jewish zealots.” While peering over the edge, they see how Flavius Silva ordered his troops to construct a huge ramp against the western slope, and imagine how the Romans launched heavy catapults and used an enormous battering ram to.

Get this from a library. The Zealots of Masada: the story of a dig. [Moshe Pearlman] -- Describes the excavation of Masada, Herod the Great's stronghold built near the Dead Sea in 30 B.C. The Sicarii (Modern Hebrew: סיקריים siqariyim) were a splinter group of the Jewish Zealots who, in the decades preceding Jerusalem's destruction in 70 CE, strongly opposed the Roman occupation of Judea and attempted to expel them and their sympathizers from the area.

The Sicarii carried sicae, or small daggers, concealed in their cloaks. At public gatherings, they pulled out these. The Pillage of Ein Gedi refers to the Sicarii raid of Ein Gedi during the First Jewish–Roman ing to Josephus, on Passover, the Sicarii of Masada raided Ein Gedi, a nearby Jewish settlement, and killed of its inhabitants.

Josephus' account is the only known record of the pillage and its perpetrators. Pliny the Elder however described the destruction of Ein Gedi after the end of.COVID Resources.

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