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Bibil Identifier bibil:225200
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Tel Azekah 113 Years After: Preliminary Evaluation of the Renewed Excavations at the Site
Author Lipschits, Oded
Author Gadot, Yuval
Author Oeming, Manfred
Journal Near Eastern Archaeology (Volume: 75, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 196-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Tel Azekah is located on a prominent ridge in the heart of the Judean Lowlands, Israel. Biblical as well as extrabiblical sources mention Azekah as one of the Judahite border towns of the late eighth to early sixth century B.C.E. that faced the territory of the Philistines. The site was first excavated in 1898–1899 by the British archaeologist F. J. Bliss, assisted by R. A. S. Macalister, on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund. In the summer of 2012, 113 years later, excavations were renewed by the Tel-Aviv and Heidelberg Lautenschlüger Azekah expedition. This article presents the research goals of the team, followed by a preliminary report of the finds from the first season, including substantial remains from the Late Bronze Age. Other remains found date to the Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Iron Age II, and Hellenistic and Late Roman periods.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes
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