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Ssors of four modern men and women we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions the impact of Christianity the. This was a book that helped me have a complete view of world history and all the tensions surrounding the middle east I read in in high school during the first gulf war My high school was pretty substandard it was a small town and the students didn t care or try very hard The school was struggling just to teach the basics I wanted than that and I read a lot of stuff My mom had a subscription to Newsweek and I read it nearly cover to cover every week since I was 12 Despite all my history classes the Newsweek articles about Middle East confrontations and extra reading that I had done I didn t know that that Israel had only been created as a nation in 1948 until I read James Michener s The SourceThe Source was a favorite book of my parents and they recommended it me It was a mind expanding experience for me from my little town or even the self centered attitude of California in general to imagine a place in the world that had history going back so many thousands of years It was epicI almost think this book should be reuired reading in our world history classesAs a side note when I read this book the first time I followed it up with Exodus by Leon Uris

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In the grand storytelling style that is his signature James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith thousands of years ago Through the predece. I can remember reading this thing for hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology fingers crossed for grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo it tells the story of a fictional Tel from its birth to its excavation 12000 years later It follows the path of a single family against many gods as it tells the story of Canaanite Hebrew Greek Roman Ottoman and Israeli civilization While some of the material is dated it nevertheless remains one of the most creative and well written books I ve ever had the pleasure of reading and re reading

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Crusades and the Spanish Inuisition all the way to the founding of present day Israel and the Middle East conflictA sweeping chronology filled with excitementTHE PHILADELPHIA INUIRE. This is typical Michener and he went on the archaeological excavations at Hazor to research it I really loved it when I read it in junior high which I did partly to prove that I could read such long books I reread it several times afterwards Now as an archaeologist who specialized in ancient Israel I can say that it s a fun book to read but the interpretations are sensationalist overtly Zionist and now out of date On the other hand it probably stirs up interest in my field and it is fun to read


10 thoughts on “The Source

  1. says:

    I can remember reading this thing for hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology fingers crossed for grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo it tells the story of a fictional Tel from its birth to its excavation 12000 years later It follows the path of a single fami

  2. says:

    I have mixed fond and not so fond memories about The Source I am a huge Michener fan and have read all of his books The Source is at the top of my Michener list along with The Drifters I started The Source in 1974 when I was visiting Israel the subject of the book Part of my visit included a bus tour of Israel I was delighted to read about a place then reach the actual site of which Michener was writing The p

  3. says:

    The Source is definitely a highly entertaining and extremely interesting work and I never lost interest It presents the panorama of history of the Holy Land particularly the Galilee through the agesI had to read it a second time to realize what a work of genius it isThere is so much in this incredibly long book that does depict t

  4. says:

    This was a book that helped me have a complete view of world history and all the tensions surrounding the middle east I read in in high school

  5. says:

    If you've ever held something really old in your hands and wondered what was life like when this was made? The Source is a chance to have your musings answered Michener weaves fiction and history together seamlessly as he intertwines a narrative of an archeological dig in the 1960s think Indiana Jones without the bullwhip with the stories of the artifacts and the people who created them He traces the history of a sing

  6. says:

    The Source is a thing of beauty in its planning and intricacies This books is three things at once A novel a collection of short sto

  7. says:

    After reading 'Alaska' immediately before this one I did not find this as good This book tells the tale of the Middle East and the spark of e

  8. says:

    This is typical Michener and he went on the archaeological excavations at Hazor to research it I really loved it when I read it in junior high which I did partly to prove that I could read such long books I reread it several times afterwards Now as an archaeologist who specialized in ancient Israel I can say that it's a fun book to read but the interpretations are sensationalist overtly Zionist and now out of

  9. says:

    The current news of a 1500 year old church uncovered in an archaeological dig in Israel was like déjà vu for me after reading The Source early this New Year's This picture above and its story could be straight out of a movie version of The Source I think the book's dig was based on Tel Megiddo but Michener observed archaeologists at work

  10. says:

    I began reading with enthusiasm for the premise of this book looking at the history of Israel through the eyes of archaeo

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