By David Ussishkin
Biblical Lachish was one of the most important cities in the Land of Israel for more than three thousand years. In the second millennium B.C.E. Lachish was a large Canaanite city-state, and during the period of the Judean kingdom, a mighty fortress city. Sennacherib, king of Assyria, conquered it in the course of a fierce battle in 701 B.C.E. That conquest was immortalized in a series of reliefs erected in Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh in Assyria.
Excavating the City of David
By Ronny Reich
This is the definitive book on the City of David—the oldest part of Jerusalem—by the current excavator of the site. It will be read, enjoyed and studied now and a hundred years from now. It is, in fact, more than one book: It is a fascinating account of the history of the site’s excavation—by scholars and charlatans; by the British, French and Israelis; by a Catholic priest and by Jews; by the competent and by amateurs.
Hazor: Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City
By Amnon Ben-Tor
Amnon Ben-Tor has the unique opportunity to witness the reliability of the Biblical historiography first-hand and to cast his eyes upon the structures attributed to the days of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Israel, from Solomon, through Ahab and Jeroboam II, until the days of Pekah son of Remaliah.