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Bibil Identifier bibil:218118
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Incense-Burning Rituals
Title (English, ) From Philistine Fire Pans at Yavneh to eh Improper Fire of Korah
Author Kletter, Raz
Author Ziffer, Irit
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 166-187 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Dozens of pottery fire pans composed of a bowl-like part and a handle were found in the Philistine repository pit at Yavneh, Israel. They date from the ninth-eighth centuries BCE and are published here for the first time. These vessels, derived from second-millennium BCE Aegean forms, have never before been identified in the Southern Levant. On the basis of the location of marks of burning, their relation to other finds and the pictorial evidence, we contend that the Yavneh fire pans were used in a cultic context for burning incense. Their discovery reopens the complex issues of the 'shovel' in the Old Testament and the use of incense in the Iron Age.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Yavneh / Jamnia / Jabneel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Fire
Terms מַחְתָּה מחתה
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