Essentials of the Land of Israel by Brandon Marlon
Essentials of the Land of Israel is a companion volume to its predecessor, Essentials of Jewish History: Jewish Leadership Across 4,000 Years, and likewise aims to serve as a comprehensive compendium for ready reference. As a geographical history of the Land of Israel, it foregrounds the most significant political and natural features of the landscape (borders; capitals; mountains; valleys; rivers; lakes; seas; deserts; forests) and the major biblical and historical events associated with them, and its unique value is in outlining and assembling all of these discrete categories in one convenient volume. Essentials of the Land of Israel is an exceptionally useful resource for scholars and laypersons alike. For knowledgeable readers, it offers the advantages of its systematic organization and inclusivity of content. For readers unfamiliar with the Land of Israel or Jewish history prior to encountering this book, it affords a newfound and solid grasp of both the lay of the land and the numerous momentous events that occurred therein.
Year first published: 2021