Recommended Reading

Israel archaeological tours Archaeology of the Land of the Bible

Amihai Mazar

One of the most comprehensive books of archaeological findings covering the period of 10,000 B.C. till 586 B.C., written by a leading scholar of new generation Israeli archaeologists.

Roman history of Israel.In the Name of Rome

Adrian Goldsworthy

Important events in Roman history told through the biography of Roman military leaders who later became political leaders.


Abba Eban

A brilliant work of the story of Jewish history told by Abba Eban, Israel’s most famous foreign minister and scholar.

Israel biblical coinsGuide to Biblical Coins

David Hendirn

An excellent method of shedding light on history, this book covers hundreds of various ancient coins in great detail.

Jerusalem maps

The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem

Dan Bahat

One of the leading archaeologists in Israel today, Prof. Dan Bahat, covers the history of Jerusalem page by page with excellent illustrations.

Holy land history of alcohol.

Drink and Be Merry – Wine and Beer in Ancient Times

Michal Dagagi-Mendels

Published by the Israel Museum, this book discusses the history of alcoholic beverages, with photographs from the actual exhibit.


A Day at Qumran – The Dead Sea Sect and its Scrolls

Adolfo Roitman

The everyday life of the people who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls is described in this book.

Early Christianity from Jewish sources

Jewish Sources in Early Christianity

David Flusser

One of the most important researchers of early Christianity, David Flusser shows how Christianity emerged from Judaism.

Allenby in IsraelOne Palestine Complete

Tom Segev

For those of you interested in British history in the Holy Land between 1918 – 1948, in my opinion, this book is the best written ever about the subject.

christianity and the holy landCradle of Christianity

Yael Israeli and David Meronah

In the year 2000, most of the archaeological findings relating to the beginnings of Christianity, was on special exhibit of at the Israel Museum. This book commemorates that event.

JosephusFlavius - the Jewish War

The Jewish War

Josephus Flavius

Without this almost 2000 years old book, written by Josephus Flavius, we would be in the dark about most of the events that occurred in the first century in the Holy Land.


Living in the Time of Jesus of Nazareth

Peter Connolly

This book reconstructs the everyday life and historical background of the first century in Judea and Galilee and can be read by both young and old..

The Middle east revlotuion

Gun, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond

The best book ever written, explaining the revolution that began in the Middle East, about thirteen thousand years ago that led to the terminology “Cradle of Civilization”.


Constantine’s Sword

James Carroll

A fascinating journey through 20 centuries of history of relationships between Jews and Christians.


The Pity of It All

Amos Elon

An in-depth collective biography that summarizes the fascinating world of cooperation and toleration.



David And Solomon: In Search of the Bible’s Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

Questions the  characters of David & Solomon, through archaeological findings.


Revolution in Judea: Jesus and the Jewish Resistance

Hyam Maccoby

Jesus, as one of the leaders in the Jewish Resistance against the Romans

The Myth-maker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

Hyam Maccoby

Maccoby challenges the accepted views of Jesus being the reincarnation of god and his crucifixion being for the salvation of man.

Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot and the Myth of Jewish Evil

Hyam Maccoby

A discussion the Jews as the “Chosen People”, what led to it and it’s influence in the church


For those of you who wish to read any of the following articles, please contact us and request the article by title.

Title Source Subject
A Bit About The War Frederick Forsyth Lebanon War July 2006
History of Cleanliness Unknown  
How Real is History ? Thomas Cahill  
Letter to the Governorate 1924 Ronald Storrs The grave at the entrance to the Holy Sepulchre
Myrrh and Frankincense    
One Palestine Complete Dr. Tom Segev Introduction to the book
Passion of the Christ Sharon Roubach Christ in films (by Mel Gibson and others)
The Egyptian Battle of Megiddo Kelly Abbananto The first recorded battle in history
The Mystery of Hate Yair Lapid  
Undeclared WW III Haim Harari – Former President of Weizmann Institute of Science  
Ancient Lessons from a ‘Modern’ Wonder (referring to Petra) Rami Khouri – Director at the American U. of Beirut and editor at the Beirut-based Daily Star The human qualities and values of the Nabateans made their magnificent achievements possible