Redefining the Centre: The Emergence of State in Judah

  title={Redefining the Centre: The Emergence of State in Judah},
  author={Z. Herzog and L. Singer-Avitz},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={209 - 244}
Abstract Analysis of settlement traits in Judah during the Iron Age IIA generates fresh insight into the process of state formation in the Kingdom of Judah. Our conclusions are based on observation of the settlement patterns, combined with detailed review of the pottery typology. Instead of assigning the Iron Age IIA to a single century (10th century BCE in traditional High Chronology or 9th in Finkelstein's Low Chronology), we maintain that the period covers about 150–200 years, from the mid… Expand
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