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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
H erzliya is given a m uch len g th ie r an d fu lle r t re a tm e n t . V o lum e
X, devo ted to trave le rs an d re se a rch e rs an d th e l i te ra tu re they
p ro d u c e d on E re tz -Israe l, is rep le te with typog raph ica l e r ro r s .
T h e resu lts o f archaeo log ica l re sea rch a re summ a r iz ed in th e
2-volume
Encyclopedia o f Archaeological Excavations in the Holy
Land
(H ebrew ), pub lish ed in 1971. T h e 4 -vo lum e Eng lish v e r­
sion (1975-1978) is u p d a te d in re la tion to those sites w h e re r e ­
search was c a rr ied on in th e in te r im pe r iod . As so m uch has
been d o n e in this field since the pub lica tion o f the English e d i ­
tion , a new, rev ised ed ition is called for.
A new geog raph ica l-h is to rica l re fe ren c e work , ex c lud ing the
tw en tie th cen tu ry , is th e 3-volume
Encyclopedia o f the History o f
Eretz-Israel: Events, Terms, Sites and Names from Prehistory until
the First World War
(H ebrew ), ed ited by Yoel R appe l an d U riel
R ap p ap o r t .
A highly p o p u la r com b ined gu ide an d d ic tiona ry is th e
Israel
Guide
(Hebrew ). Pub lished be tw een 1978-1980 in 10 volum es
( la ter p r in ting s have t ra n s fo rm e d th e index an d app end ic e s
which fo rm ed p a r t o f vo lum e X in to an e leven th volume), it
divides Israel an d Sinai in to 22 reg ions. Each reg ion is gene ra lly
tre a ted in th e follow ing m an n e r : in tro d u c to ry essay, an a lp h a ­
betical listing o f sites with sh o r t descrip tive en tr ie s , suggestions
fo r excu rsions on foo t o r by car, an d b ib liog raphy . Desp ite the
geog raph ic a r ra n g em en t , in fo rm a t io n on ind iv idua l sites is
read ily re tr ievab le by use o f the index .
A sh o r t b u t u se fu l a lphabe tica l gu ide to the new se ttlem en ts
in the areas occup ied by Israe l d u r in g the Six-Day W a r is
A h a ro n B ie r ’s
Settlement in Eretz-Israel since the Six-Day War
(H e ­
brew).
H ISTORICAL INFORMATION
A weak spo t in any E re tz -Israe l re fe re n ce lib ra ry will be the
prov ision o f h istorical da ta . T h e r e is no scholarly “D ictionary
o f E re tz -Israe l H is to ry” ; th e works available a re in no way com ­
pa rab le to a work o f the s ta n d a rd o f th e
Dictionary o f American
History.
T h e se a re :
Zionist Lexicon
(H eb rew ), by E p h ra im an d
M enahem T a lm i, an d E liezer D o ro n ’s
Arakhim: Lexicon o f Zionism
and Israel
(Hebrew ). En tries in bo th a re sh o r t an d on no a ccoun t
do they cover all th e im p o r ta n t o rgan iza tion s , comm ittees ,
events, te rm s etc. th a t c ro p u p as on e re ad s even th e re c en t