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Bibil Identifier bibil:203408
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Tieferes Verstehen
Title (German, ) Erwägungen zur Epistemologie der Archäologie am Beispiel der Ausgrabung von Ramat Rahel (Jerusalem)
Author Gadot, Yuval
Author Lipschits, Oded
Author Oeming, Manfred
Journal Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (Volume: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 33-55 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des illustrations.
Abstract The article examines the epistemology of archaeology based on the case example of the excavations at Ramat Rahel, the southern most area of Jerusalem. It first describes the hermeneutical changes that occurred over the past 20 years that are aimed at creating "objective"archaeology for the eastern Mediterranean instead of traditional "biblical archaeology". The article then examines for the case of the Iron Age and Persian artefacts
found at Ramat Rahel how interpretation is always also determined by politial, military and economic contexts as well as the ideological convictions of the excavators. Looking at the first interpretation of the artefacts by Yohanan Aharoni (1954-1962), it can be shown how the needs and struggles of the young state of Israel subtly influenced the reconstruction of the supposed history of this ancient site. The leaders of the recent excavation (2005-2009) present a brief overview of their newest findings as well as their own interpretations and hypotheses. They discuss self-critically how their own personal backgrounds and their ideological influences are noticeable in their own reconstructions that they have developed independently - including the differences between them.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Ramat Rahel / Beth Haccherem
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Israel (Modern State)
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