Churches and Monasteries in the Holy Land

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Although Christians worship the world over, the lands around Jerusalem are known as The Holy Land because it is here that Jesus was born and lived, where He taught and performed miracles, and where He died and was resurrected. These lands have been venerated for centuries, and many houses of worship have been built to commemorate the various events portrayed in the New Testament. This book takes readers on their own beautiful tour of the Holy Land through breathtaking photography and lucid commentary.

Photographer Hanan Isachar sensitively captures the dedication of followers as they worship in the various cathedrals and monasteries. He includes photographs of the amazing artwork that adorns them, their architecture, and their surrounding environment, whether that is in the middle of a bustling city (Greek Catholic Church and Synagogue Church in Nazereth), out in the desert (Baptismal Site), or carved into a cliff face of rock (Monastery of the Temptation). The accompanying essays explain the artwork and the history of the region and each building, including present-day uses – it is a fascinating art history course that is a beautiful tour for believers, and will also appeal to anyone interested in this historically important land.

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Author David Rapp • Hanan Isachar, Photographer
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Arcade Publishing
Publish Date 03-Nov-2015
ISBN 9781628725643
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Issue April 2016
Category Religion


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