Thirteen essays at the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan, masking cost styles, iconography, cult, palaeography and the archaeology of definite key websites. This quantity deals a really trained replace in a fast-moving sector of discovery and interpretation. the 1st part bargains with spatial archaeology and cost styles, all of the papers according to the fieldwork by means of A. Zertal in Samaria, A. Ofer in Judah, G. Lehmann within the Akko undeniable, and S. Gibson in quite a few components within the hill state of Israel. the second one part covers faith and iconography. the 2 unmarried Iron Age temples recognized at the present time in Israel, at Dan and Arad, are mentioned by way of A. Biran and Z. Herzog. R. Kletter and okay. Prag speak about clay collectible figurines and different cult items; T. Ornan identifies Ishtar on a few seals and on a silver pendant; and N. Franklin examines the iconography and which means of the wall aid in Room V at Sargon's palace in Khorsabad. The final part comprises 3 stories with regards to particular websites. M. Steiner considers city improvement in Jerusalem in the course of Iron Age II; A. Mazar provides facts from Iron Age II Beth Shean, and P. Bienkowski and L. Sedman talk about unearths from Buseirah, the capital of Edom.
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