Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Unsensational Archaeological and Historical Interpretation

  title={Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Unsensational Archaeological and Historical Interpretation},
  author={Israel Finkelstein and Alexander Fantalkin},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={38 - 63}
Abstract The article deals with the finds at the late Iron I settlement of Khirbet Qeiyafa, a site overlooking the Valley of Elah in the Shephelah. It points out the methodological shortcomings in both field work and interpretation of the finds. It then turns to several issues related to the finds: the identity of the inhabitants, their territorial affiliation and the possibility of identifying Khirbet Qeiyafa with sites mentioned in the Bible and in the Shoshenq I list. 
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