Israel: the view from Masada. by Ronald Sanders

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .

Written in English

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  • Israel.


  • Zionism -- History,
  • Israel

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LC ClassificationsDS149 .S476
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 310 p.
Number of Pages310
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Open LibraryOL5990033M
LC Control Number66020745

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Ronald Sanders defines ""the central paradox of the Jewish condition"" as ""a universalist sense of mission which refuses to be identified exclusively with a political state, combined with the particularism of a national identity in dispersion."" From this base of definition, he proceeds to the ways in which Jews have struggled to deal with this paradox.

The Year Civilization Collapsed "Masada is the foremost archaeological site in Israel, the most spectacular and one of the most visited.

No one knows the site or its wider contexts better than Jodi Magness. There are few archaeologists who could have pulled off the feat that she has accomplished in this book/5(8).

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sanders, Ronald, Israel: the view from Masada. New York, Harper & Row [] (OCoLC)   Masada National Park: Read the book, view the ruins - See 3, traveler reviews, 5, candid photos, and great deals for Masada, Israel, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).

The book is written from the perspective of the 17 year old son of the Jewish leader at Masada. His diary forms the main narrative for the two years of the siege. The author has also cleverly interwoven some narrative from the leader of the Roman army, which provides a good balance/5(23).

Masada is located in Israel on the edge of the Judean desert, between Ein Gedi and Sodom, on cliffs made up of chalk, dolomite and marl strata about 1, feet ( meters) above the.

Masada is one of the most visited sites in Israel as it holds great historical importance. The ancient fortress on top of a rocky plateau was the last stronghold during the First Roman-Jewish War. The fortress was originally constructed by King Herod in 31 BCE.

The story of the Siege of Masada was brought down the ages thanks to Joseph ben Matityahu, a.k.a. Flavius Josephus, once a commander in the Great Jewish Revolt that began in 67 C.E.

who turned coat and became an advisor to Vespasian. He told of the defenders led by Elazar ben Yair and their decision to die rather than be taken. I first visited Masada in the summer ofwending my way up its treacherous “Snake Path” to the summit.

Since then, I have returned more than a dozen times—though now I ride the cable car. Masada is the second-most visited tourist site in Israel, well.

Special thanks to Israel's National Park Authority. Flying solo (i.e. operating the drone and the camera alone) was a huge challenge, especially on a windy day. Shot in 4K ( x ) @ 24/fps. Note: Masada is a National Park that opens at and closes at ; last entrance at There is an entrance fee. Much of the site is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchairs available in the Visitors’ Center.

Second note: a fabulous exhibit on Herod just opened up at the Israel Museum. Welcome to /r/Israel!!ברוכים הבאים ל-/ר/ישראל مَرحباً بِكُمْ في /ر/اسرائِيلْ. Shalom. This subreddit exists to foster constructive conversation about the modern State of Israel.

Respectful discussion about Israeli news, society, culture, business, politics, economics, and technology is welcome here. Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km east of Arad.

Herod the Great built two palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the siege of Masada by Roman troops Builder: Alexander Jannaeus (?), Herod the Great.

Masada (Hebrew "fortress") is a flat plateau measuring roughly 1, by 2, feet, situated atop an isolated rock cliff at the western end of the Judean Desert. At the eastern end, the rock falls in a sheer drop of nearly 1, feet to the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth, some 1, feet -- meters -- below sea level) and, on the western side, it stands about feet above the.

The archaeological myth-buster portion of the book “Masada” is rather shorter than this reader would have wanted. Magness tantalizes with stories of mismatched skeletons and pig bones. Masada’s summit may be reached by a tortuous “snake path” (which takes a fit person 45 minutes), by a path up the Roman siege ramp (15 minutes) or by a modern cable car.

The view across the Dead Sea metres below is spectacular. After Jerusalem, Masada is Israel’s most popular tourist attraction. The modern Israeli legend on Masada, of the heroic last stand there by the Zealots, does not correspond to the translated writings of Josephus.

For one thing it was the Sicarii who were besieged by the Romans, rather than the Zealots. The Sicarii were a splinter group, detached from, at odds, and in conflict with the by: Masada, ancient mountaintop fortress in southeastern Israel, site of the Jews’ last stand against the Romans after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in Learn more about the history of Masada in this article. Quick View. Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem. reviews. $ per adult. More info. Popular: Booked by 4, travelers. Masada National Park, Masada Israel. Website + Email.

Best nearby. 1 Restaurant within 5 miles. 3 Other Attractions within 5 miles. Masada National Park Restaurant ()5/5(K). The siege of Masada was one of the final events in the First Jewish–Roman War, occurring from 73 to 74 CE on and around a large hilltop in current-day Israel.

The siege is known to history via a single source, Flavius Josephus, a Jewish rebel leader captured by the Romans, in whose service he became a ing to Josephus the long siege by the troops of the Roman Empire led to Location: Masada, Israel (then part of Judaea.

The Siege of Masada: The History and Legacy of the Battle that Ended the First Jewish–Roman War looks at the background that led to the siege and its notorious end. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the siege of Masada like never before/5(18).

It was on Masada that the first parchment from this era was discovered in an Israeli archaeological excavation. On the parchment was the prophecy of Ezekiel “ I will take the children of Israel from among the nations and bring them into their own land ” (Ezekiel 37).

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. Masada in Wikipedia. Masada (Hebrew מצדה, pronounced Metzada, from מצודה, metzuda, "fortress") is the name for a site of ancient palaces and fortifications in the South District of Israel on top of an isolated rock plateau, or large mesa, on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea.

Israel Travel Sites for - Masada King Herod was a builder. He built palaces and fortresses in many locations throughout Israel. The fortress he built near the Dead Sea is Masada.

While not adjacent to the Dead Sea, Masada offers an impressive view of the Dead Sea from the top. One can ascend Masada. Josephus, War of the Jews: Book VII () Read the story of Masada in the words of Josephus. Chapters 8–10 deal specifically with Masada. Masada, Tragic Fortress in the Sky (Times of Israel) A fairly lengthy article about the site, and an interesting read if.

Visitor center with modern services for visitors. Film telling the story of Masada, model showing Masada and the surrounding area, display of archaeological finds. Yigal Yadin Masada Museum, donated by the Shuki Levy Foundation; The impressive light and sound show illustrating the history of the Masada National Park, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Masada (suggests the word “fortress” in Hebrew) Masada had been built up as a Roman fortress by Harod in the 30s BC.

AD- the First Jewish Revolt starts up. -Between 66 and 68 AD a super radical splinter group of Zealots, the Sicarii, overtook the Roman garrison at Masada and moved in. From this location they raided nearby Roman towns. Dead Sea and Masada Tours Our Dead Sea and Masada Tours offer a variety of ways to explore two of Israel’s most impressive and iconic sites.

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The Masada Rock - view from the west Masada was Herod 's royal citadel and later the last outpost of Zealots during the Jewish Revolt. The citadel was a site of the most dramatic and symbolic act in Jewish history, where rebels chose mass suicide rather than submit to Roman capture.

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'The View From Masada' by Jennifer Lang A San Francisco native, Jennifer Lang now lives and writes in Ra'anana, Israel and serves as Assistant Editor for.

Masada: Josephus had only a vicarious view of events at the doomed desert fortress. Moshe Gilad Perhaps Josephus took some creative license and added an extra day before the fall of Jerusalem, so he could claim that the city fell on the exact same date that the First Temple fell based on Jeremiah – the 10th day of Av.

The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine Gerizim Ghor gorge Greek Hajla heaps hills horses Jebel Jericho Jerusalem Jordan Kerak Kishon Kurn land Lebanon limestone looked Maronites Masada miles Moab morning Moslem Mount mountain mules muleteers Nablous Nahr-el-Kelb Nazareth once Palestine party Pasha passed pinx in the view.

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Explore our Masada tours below or go back to browse our most popular Israel tours. His subsequently published book, Masada: Herod’s Fortress and the Zealots’ Last Stand (), was a bestseller. It was no secret that Yadin’s excavations at sites in Israel, such as at Hazor in the s and at Masada in the s, were in part under­taken in the hope of reinforcing Jewish claims to the land by linking them to biblical.

The Observer Masada Exhibition was held at the Royal Festival Hall, 23 November to 15 Decemberaccompanied by a book by the paper's Ronald Harker. Masada was Author: Richard Nelsson.

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See all 2 The Masada Museum tours on Tripadvisor/5(). Siege of Masada, (73 ce). After the fall of Jerusalem Emperor Titus returned to Rome and received a triumphant welcome. At the same time, the Romans began to restore order in Judaea by putting down any final resistance and regaining control of the last few strongholds held by Zealots.

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