Tabula Imperii Romani: Iudaea • Palaestina. Eretz Israel in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods. Maps and Gazetteer.Yoram Tsafrir, Leah Di Segni and Judith Green, with contributions by Israel Roll and Tsvika Tsuk Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 264 pp., $59.50 (available from Journal of Roman Archaeology, fax: 313-662-3240).
Part of a long-range project to produce maps of the Roman Empire, this volume consists of a comprehensive gazetteer and five wall maps of sites known from literary sources and archaeological research: (1) Iudaea • Palaestina, an overview of the entire research area (western Palestine and Sinai); (2) Iudaea • Palaestina: North, from Mt. Hermon to the northern Negev; (3) Iudaea • Palaestina: South, from the northern Negev to Eilat; (4) Synagogues in Eretz Israel in the Roman and Byzantine Periods, synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and the seats of the Sanhedrin and the Patriarchs; (5) Churches in Byzantine Palestine, the remains of churches and monasteries, the patriarchal see (Jerusalem), metropolitan sees and episcopal sees.