Jar-Burial Customs and the Question of Infant Sacrifice in Palestine

@article{WoodJarBurialCA,
  title={Jar-Burial Customs and the Question of Infant Sacrifice in Palestine},
  author={W. H. Wood},
  journal={The Biblical World},
  volume={36},
  pages={166 - 175}
}
  • W. H. Wood
  • Published 1 September 1910
  • History
  • The Biblical World
Did the Israelites offer up human sacrifices, especially of children ? Students of this problem have awaited anxiously the results of the excavation work in Palestine because it was hoped that therefrom some knowledge would be gained of the religious practices of the people who were dispossessed of their land by these Hebrew conquerors. If the Canaanites kindled upon their altars "the sacrificial fire" or by any other means offered their gods a human sacrifice, then it was argued that a strong…