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Bar-Kokhba; the rediscovery of the legendary hero of the last Jewish revolt against Imperial Rome epub

by Yigael Yadin


Bar-Kokhba; the rediscovery of the legendary hero of the last Jewish revolt against Imperial Rome epub

ISBN: 0297003453

ISBN13: 978-0297003458

Author: Yigael Yadin

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Language: English

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; 1st Edition edition (1971)

Pages: 271 pages

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The story of Bar-Kokhba was a legend in Jewish history - some actually believed he wasn't a real person. Yigael Yadin will remain Israel's most famed archeologist of all time.

The story of Bar-Kokhba was a legend in Jewish history - some actually believed he wasn't a real person. Yadin, along with 3 other scholars, were each given a section of land (much like that of the Qumran community) to dig for evidence regarding the people that inhabited the caves thousands of years earlier.

by. Yadin, Yigael, 1917-1984. Bar Kokhba, d. 135. Publisher. New York, Random House.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Los Gatos Library Cathedral City Historical Society Palo Alto Historical Association Monterey Peninsula College Western Sonoma County Historical Society Placer County Museums Division. by.

Includes bibliographical references (page 265).

Yadin was appointed Chief of Staff of the IDF on 9 November 1949, following the resignation of Yaakov Dori, and served . Bar-Kokhba: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the Second Jewish Revolt against Rome. New York: Random House, 1971.

Yadin was appointed Chief of Staff of the IDF on 9 November 1949, following the resignation of Yaakov Dori, and served in that capacity for three years. He resigned on 7 December 1952, over disagreements with then prime minister and defense minister David Ben-Gurion about cuts to the military budget, which he argued should be at least one third of the national budget. By age thirty-five, he had completed his military career. The Temple Scroll published posthumously London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,1985.

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from a woman's bag hidden from almost two thousand years came the key to the mystery of a great warrior hero, the last prince of israel.

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s/t: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the Last Jewish Revolt Against Imperial Rome From a crevice in a canyon near the Dead Sea, archeologists discovered the letters of Bar-Kokhba, guerrilla leader of the revolt against Hadrian's Rome, written almost 2000 years ago.

Bar-Kokhba: The Re-discovery of the Legendary Hero of the Last Jewish Revolt Against Imperial Rome. Published in the United States by Random House, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York

Bar-Kokhba: The Re-discovery of the Legendary Hero of the Last Jewish Revolt Against Imperial Rome. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971). Yourcenar, Marguerite. New York. Hadrian and the triumph of Rome, Anthony Everitt. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-58836-896-6. 1. Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76–138.

from a woman's bag hidden from almost two thousand years came the key to the mystery of a great warrior hero, the last prince of israel
The story of Bar-Kokhba was a legend in Jewish history - some actually believed he wasn't a real person. Imagine the incredible excitement of those involved in the discovery of the caves when they learned they had finally uncovered the final resting place of Bar-Kokhba and others who were with him. It is a sad story in some ways as these people were trapped by the Romans who, from a neighboring hilltop fort, could watch for attempted escapes and with deadly accuracy kill them. They literally starved to death. From their sad demise to their joyful discovery, their story has affected history. This is a detailed and exciting book written by a dedicated historian and professor of world renown, Yigael Yadin. This discovery is as exciting and important as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi codices.
Yigael Yadin will remain Israel's most famed archeologist of all time. Yadin, along with 3 other scholars, were each given a section of land (much like that of the Qumran community) to dig for evidence regarding the people that inhabited the caves thousands of years earlier.

This book starts off with the historical documentation of Bar-Kokhba by writers such as Eusebius and Dio Cassius, along with commentary from the Talmud and Midrash Rabbah. Yadin goes out of his way to provide this documentation in the back of the book (with citations) and to me, was the most valuable information of the entire book, outside of the archeological dig itself.

This book is very well constructed, but could have been better written at times. While he offers first hand accounts of his archeological dig, at times the book appears to be more of a diary entry than a novel. (Yadin also provides translations of Bar-Kokhba's letters as well as photographs of them.)

Among other finds at the site, the most intriguing is saved for the last chapter of the book and interestingly, has nothing to do with Bar-Kokhba, but of a Jewish woman named Barbata. She was a widower who saved all of her legal documents in a leather bound purse that was found in the same cave as Bar-Kokhba's letters.

This is a good addition to any library, however, wish the book contained more historical documentation of the Second Roman-Jewish war and Bar-Kokhba himself, even though the letters provide an abundance of information in and of themselves.
When this archaeologist found the Bar Kokhba site, it wasn't known anymore whether Kokhba was a real person or a fictionalized folk hero. Reading this book you learn how the find was made, about the actual archaeological site, what the find meant, and what was first learned about Bar Kokhba. A fun read and timeless.
Anyone who is interested in Archaeology in general, or more specifically, in the Archaeology of the Holy Land will love that book. It is informative and well written, with abundant pictures. It is not a dry scientific treatise, but a work of vulgarization, within anyone's reach. It convey very well the excitement of the discoveries of the letters of Bar-Kokhba, who, until then, was more a figure of legend than history. I really like it and I read it twice in a row!
For those into Israel's history as seen thru the eyes and knowledge of Yigael Yadin, this is a must read
Fabulous book!!! Yadin brings to life both the excitement of the archeological discovering as well as the immediacy of the objects found. If you want to understand what Bar Kokhba was all about in very readable, personal manner, read this book.
I have two of these books in my library and it is a very good book in all respects. A narrative that weaves the exciting discoveries as if you are there with him.
If you are interested in the history of Israel and/or Palestine, then this is a book for you. Mr Yadin writes well and makes you want to be on the scene, digging in the dirt for traces of an ancient civilization.