Ancient Israel
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Ancient Israel a short history from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the Temple

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Published by Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, D.C .
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  • Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Hershel Shanks.
ContributionsShanks, Hershel.
LC ClassificationsDS117 .A66 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 267 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2067661M
ISBN 10096130894X, 0130364355
LC Control Number88071586

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