Thursday, August 04, 2022

The palace of the High Priest Annas?

LEEN RITMEYER: Palatial Mansion publication. A palace fit for a High Priest.
My friend and colleague Hillel Geva, director of the Israel Exploration Society and editor cum publisher of the Jewish Quarter Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem Conducted by Nahman Avigad, 1969-1982, sent me a copy of Volume VIII of this important series. Hillel is to be congratulated on the preparation and publication of this beautiful volume which sets a high standard of how excavations should be studied and published.


This is considerably more than a book review, since Ritmeyer was himself involved with the publication and restoration of the site.

For discussion of his idea that this building is the palace of the High Priest Annas, see the essay linked to here.

Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.