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Bibil Identifier bibil:220955
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Figurines from Persian Period Jerusalem?
Author de Hulster, Izaak
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 124, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 73-88 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the context of Jewish monotheism in the Persian period, this article contributes to the debate about figurines in Yehud by drawing attention to the 51 figurine fragments found by the Shiloh excavations in the City of David (1978-1985) in the Persian stratum. These figurines have been found in four areas and show typological continuity with Iron Age figurines. This article problematizes attempts to assign these figurines to the Iron Age in the excavation reports and argues on archaeological grounds that it is most natural to conclude that the figurines were still in use amongst the majority population in Persian Jerusalem.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2012-0005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (H - L) : Jerusalem / Yerushalayyim / El-Quds
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period (586-332)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ustensils
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