This work portrays every aspect of Jewish history that lends itself to cartographic interpretation, from biblical times to the present day. This is the fascinating story of how an ancient people, separated from their roots and dispersed throughout the world, survived in exile for 2000 years and eventually returned and recreated itself within the framework of a modern state. In one illustrated volume, the reader is presented with in-depth coverage of major themes in biblical, Mishnaic, Talmudic, Medieval, and modern Jewish history by the foremost authorities in their field.
Schmuel Ahitiv is Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva. He has written and edited several books. He was co-editor of the Hebrew Biblical Encyclopaedia and director for the Ben-Gurion University Press.