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Carta Jerusalem Carta's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

Base on decades of detailed historical research, these specially commissioned paintings help one to grasp the significance of ancient Hebrew ceremonies and rituals - the high point of their encounter with Yahweh. Arranged chronologically according to the ancient calendar, it is an excellent illustrated representation of daily life and rites in the Temple and the special ceremonies performed at festivals. Hundreds of beautiful color paintings (plus photographs of reproductions of vessels and tools used) with informative captions shed light on a variety of fascinating Temple issues such as:
  • The saga of Mount Moriah
  • The history of the Temple from the desert to the destruction
  • The Temple's structure
  • The sacred vessels and instruments
  • The priestly vestments
  • Women in the Temple
  • The Divine service
  • The High Holidays and Pilgrim Festivals and more
270 pages, hardcover from Eisenbrauns.
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Review 1 for Carta's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
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This is a beautifully illustrated book.

Date:April 12, 2011
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Glad
Location:Prince George BC Canada
Age:Over 65
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This book has beautiful illustrations of the Temple in Jerusalem during the period of temple worship. It gives an idea of the probable appearance of the various articles in the Temple, and the traditions of the Jews in their worship.
This is a useful book for any age and would be helpful for Sunday School teachers as well as for personal interest and study.
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Review 2 for Carta's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
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wonderful and beautiful

Date:February 2, 2011
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kistler
Location:PA
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One of the nicest most interesting books I have ever bought. I do not regret the $40 cost, it is worth it!
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Date:November 4, 2008
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Alexander Seinfeld
An amazing book! The pictures are so vivid, and the descriptions really give a sense of what happened in the Temple at different holidays and seasons. I have given several copies away as keepsake gifts, including to my own kids.
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Review 4 for Carta's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem
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Date:January 11, 2006
Some of the 'history' this book reveals appears to be taken more from 'tradition' than from the biblical narrative itself.
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