Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

byJerome Murphy-O'Connor

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor has lived in Jerusalem for 48 years, during which time he has taught graduate students its history and archaeology, and also compiled a bestselling archaeological guidebook for visitors.The current volume provides an initial survey of the history, archaeology and theology of Jerusalem, but the twelve articles that make up the body of the book deal with problems that the author feels have not been given a satisfactory solution. Thus Murphy-O'Connor discusses the precise location ofa number of important buildings, i.e. the Temple, the Antonia and the Capitol and also treat of events in the life of Jesus that are located in Jerusalem; his dispute with the money-changers in the Temple, his agony in the garden of Gethsemane, his route from Pilate to Golgotha. The previously unpublished chapters dealing with the Christian Quarter are perhaps the most original. They describe the creation of the Christian Quarter in 1063 and define its limits relative to the present Old City. Its two most important buildings, the Holy Sepulchre and the great Hospital of theKnights of St John, are treated in great detail. The concluding chapter is a classified bibliography of sources for the study of Jerusalem.Thoughtfully illustrated with maps, photographs, and diagrams, this book is a mine of information for specialists working on Jerusalem, and for the interested reader with some prior knowledge of this fascinating and complex city.

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise de Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous books and articles on New Testament subjects including The Holy Land: An Archaeological Guide, Paul: A Critical Life, and Paul: His Story.
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Title:Keys to Jerusalem: Collected EssaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199642028

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1. Jerusalem: History, Archaeology and TheologyNew Testament Jerusalem2. The Temple and the Antonia3. Hierosolyma/Ierousalem in Galatians4. Jesus and the Money-Changers (Mark 11:15-17; John 2:13-17)5. What Really Happened at Gethsemane?6. Tracing the Via Dolorosa7. The Cenacle and the Community. The Background of Acts 2:44-458. The Tomb of JamesRoman Jerusalem9. The Location of the Capitol in Aelia CapitolinaChristian Jerusalem from Constantine to the Crusades10. The Authenticity of the Holy Sepulchre11. Restoration and Discovery: Bringing to Light the Original Holy Sepulchre Church12. The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem13. The Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem14. Sources for the Study of Jerusalem