Rural Settlement in the Vicinity of Yavneh in the Byzantine Period: A Religio-Archaeological Perspective

  title={Rural Settlement in the Vicinity of Yavneh in the Byzantine Period: A Religio-Archaeological Perspective},
  author={M. Fischer and Itamar Taxel and D. Amit},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={7 - 35}
This article deals with the rural vicinity of the towns of Yavneh and Yavneh-Yam (on Israel's coastal plain) in the Byzantine period (ca. mid-fourth to mid-seventh centuries C.E.), and synthesized archaeological data relating to the Jewish, Christian, and Samaritan populations of this region. The present study is based on literary sources and a few previous archaeological discoveries, but mainly is focused on the results of comprehensive archaeological surveys conducted in the region by the… Expand
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