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Archaeological Field Manuals

W.C. Dever and H.D. Lance, eds. A Manual of Field Excavation (Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1978)

Martha Joukowski. A Complete Manual of Field Archaeology. (Englewood Cliffs, N.Y.: Prentice Hall, 1980)

Larry G. Herr and Randall W. Yonker, eds. Excavation Manual: Madaba Plains Project (Andrews University Institute of Archaeology, 1994)

General Archaeology

Amihai Mazar. Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000-586 B.C. (New York: Doubleday, 1990)

Keith Schoville. Biblical Archaeology in Focus. (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978)

Nelson Glueck. The Other Side of the Jordan (Cambridge, Mass.: ASOR, 1970)

---., The River Jordan. (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1946)

G. Lankester Harding. The Antiquities of Jordan. (New York: Crowell, 1959)

Thomas F. Levy, ed. The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land. (1997)

O. S. LaBianca. Hesban 1: Sedentarization and Nomadization (1990)

John D. Currid. Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible

Abila of the Decapolis

1980 Abila Survey: Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (NEASB), New Series, Nos. 1, 18, and in The Biblical Archaeologist, summer, 1981, pp. 179, 180.
(NEASB has carried Preliminary Reports on all excavation seasons up to 1997).

The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 1 (New York: Doubleday, 1992).

The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993).

Fuller, Michael. Abila of the Decapolis: A Roman-Byzantine City in Transjordan. (Dissertation, Washington University, 1987).

Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan, Vols. 4 and 5 (Amman: The Department of Antiquities, 1992, 1994).

American Journal of Archaeology. (April, 1992, July, 1992, July, 1993).

ARAM, Vols. 4 and 5 (Oxford: ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, University of Oxford, 1993, 1995).

Mare, Harold W. The Christian Church of Abila of the Decapolis of the Yarmouk Valley System in the Umayyad Period. ARAM 6 (1994): 359-79.

Schumacher, Gottlieb. Abila of the Decapolis. (London: Palestine Exploration Fund, 1889).

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, Vol. 1 (1997).

Wineland, John. Tell Abil, Northern Jordan: An Archaeological and Historical Examination of the Evidence (Dissertation, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1996).

Wineland, John. The Region of the Decapolis. (Masters Thesis, Miami University, 1988).

Wineland, John. Ancient Abila: An Archaeological History (Archaeopress, 2001).

Background of Decapolis and Hellenism in Middle East

Victor Tcherikover. Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews (1999)

Robert L. Cate. A History of the Bible Lands in the Interbiblical Period. (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1989).

G.W. Bowersock. Roman Arabia (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1983).

Lester L. Grabbe. Judaism From Cyrus to Hadrian, Volume 2: The Roman Period. (Fortress Press, 1992)

Arabic Language

Paul W. Lapp. Arabic for the Beginner in Archaeology. (Pittsburgh:Zimmer Printing, 1990).

Samy Abu-Taleb. Conversational Arabic in 7 Days (1995). Audio Cassette.

James R. Smart. Arabic(1992).

Learning Pottery

D. Homes-Fredericq & H. J. Franken. Pottery and Potters-Past and Present: 7000 years of Ceramic Art in Jordan. (1986).

Ralph H. Hendrix, Philip R. Drey, J. Bjornar Storfjell. Ancient Pottery of Transjordan.

Cultural Orientation to Jordan and the Rest of the Middle East

Matthew Teller. The Rough Guide: Jordan (1999).

Joe E. Pierce. Understanding the Middle East. (Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1971).

Dorothy Standard, ed. Insight Guides: Jordan (Singapore: Hofer Press, 1994--APA Publications).

Mamien Simonis & Hugh Finlay, 3rd ed. Lonely Planet: Jordan and Syria (1997).

Sue Rollin & Jane Streetly. Blue Guide: Jordan (1998).

VIDEO--Video Visits: Jordan (IVN Communications--51 minutes).
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