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Bibil Identifier bibil:246925
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Albright's Identification of Gibeah with tell El-Ful
Author Harris, Horton
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 146, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 17-30 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Tell el-Ful was first excavated by Albright in 1923. Having studied carefully the topographical and historical arguments for the site, Albright became convinced that this was the biblical Gibeah. He was not the first to reach this conclusion: it was already the considered judgment of many other biblical authorities. Albright's archaeological interpretation of the site was based on his view that this was the site where King Saul resided. Israel Finkelstein rejects this identification, eliminating Gibeah by identifying it with Geba. In place of Gibeah, Finkelstein proposes that the site belonged to a fortress of the Maccabean age, and interprets the archaeology of the site according to this viewpoint. Here the evidence for the identification of Gibeah with Tell el-Ful is re-examined.
DOI 10.1179/0031032813Z.00000000061
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : Ful, Tell el- / Gibeah / Gibeah of Saul / Gibeah of Benjamin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Albright, William F.
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