Farming in the Judean Desert during the Iron Age

  title={Farming in the Judean Desert during the Iron Age},
  author={Lawrence E. Stager},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={145 - 158}
  • L. Stager
  • Published 1 February 1976
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
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