The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan

The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan

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The Late Bronze Age in the Levant is a period of much interest to archaeologists, historians and biblical scholars. This is a period with intense international relations, rich in ancient sources, which provide historical data for the period, and is a crucial formative period for the peoples and cultures who play central roles in the Hebrew Bible. Recent archaeological research in Israel and surrounding countries has provided new, exciting, and in some cases, groundbreaking finds, interpretations and understanding of this period.
The fourteen papers in this volume represent the proceedings of a conference held at Bar-Ilan University in 2014 (with the additional of several invited papers not presented at the conference), which provide both overviews of Late Bronze Age finds from several important sites in Israel and surrounding countries, as well as several synthetic studies on the various issues relating to the period. These papers, by and large, represent a broad view of cuttting edge research in the archaeology of the ancient Levant in general, and on the Late Bronze Age specifically.

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ISBN-13: 9783110628050
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Series: Archaeology of the Biblical Worlds , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 295
File size: 106 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan Universtiy; Itzhaq Shai, Ariel University; Chris McKinny, Texas A&M University.

Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University; Itzhaq Shai, Ariel University; Chris McKinny, Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

The Late Bronze Age at Tell es-Safi/Gath and the site's role in Southwestern Canaan Aren M. Maeir Jeffrey R. Chadwick Amit Dagan Louise A. Hitchcock Jill Katz Itzhaq Shai Joe Uziel 1

The Wheat-People of Canaan Suembikya I. Frumin Yoel Melamed Ehud Weiss 19

Late Bronze Age Azekah - an almost forgotten story Sabine Kleiman Ido Koch Lyndelle Webster Vanessa Linares Karl Berendt Orner Sergi Manfred Oeming Yuvai Gadot Oded Lipschits 37

A reevaluation of Gezer in the Late Bronze Age in light of renewed excavations and recent scholarship Steven Ortiz Samuel Wolff 62

Tel Batash in the Late Bronze Age - a retrospect Amihai Mazar Nava Panitz-Cohen 86

First impression on the urban layout of the last Canaanite city of Lachish: a view from the northeast corner of the site Yosef Garfinkel Igor Kreimerman Michael G. Hasel Martin G. Klingbeil 122

Lachish is Lachish on the Lachish bowl: an object lesson for reading Hieratic, with little surprising results Stefan Jakob Wimmer 136

Tel Burna in the Late Bronze - assessing the 13th century BCE landscape of the Shephelah Chris McKinny Aharon Tavger Itzhaq Shai 148

Jerusalem in the Late Bronze Age - The Glass Half Full Joe Uziel Yuval Baruch Nahshon Szanton 171

Hebron in the Late Bronze Age: Discoveries of the of the American expedition to Hebron (Tell er-Rumeide) Jeffrey R. Chadwick 185

The Transjordanian Jordan Valley in the Late Bronze Age: under Egyptian control? Peter M. Fischer 217

Shifting meanings and values of Aegean-type pottery in the Late Bronze Age Southern Levant Philipp W. Stockhammer 233

Prestige and authority in the Southern Levant during the Amarna Age Emanuel Pfoh 247

Southwestern Canaan and Egypt during the Late Bronze Age 1-IIA Ido Koch 262

Index 283

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