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The Growth and Influence of Interregional Exchange in the Southern Levant's Iron Age I-II Transition, Examined through Biblical, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources

  title={The Growth and Influence of Interregional Exchange in the Southern Levant's Iron Age I-II Transition, Examined through Biblical, Epigraphic, and Archaeological Sources},
  author={Sarah Malena},
One of the most significant problems in historical and archaeological investigations of ancient Israel's early Iron Age is a great disparity between text and artifact. Our most extensive written source, the Hebrew Bible, is frequently at odds with our other primary source of information, archaeological remains. The discrepancy between these resources is most pronounced in images of an early kingdom and its relations with other groups in the ancient Near East (during roughly the late eleventh… 


Early History of the Israelite People: From the Written & Archaeological Sources
Through a review of historical scholarship of the past century, and an analysis of data drawn from archaeological excavations and surveys and from written and historical records from the late second
Archaeological Sources for the History of Palestine: The Iron Age II Period: Emerging Nations
  • L. Herr
  • History
    The Biblical Archaeologist
  • 1997
What were the salient features of the best known archaeological period in the history of Palestine? The three hundred and fifty years of Iron Age II open with the onset of the new millennium as
Report on the First Stage of the Iron Age Dating Project in Israel: Supporting a Low Chronology
The traditional chronology of ancient Israel in the 11th–9th centuries BCE was constructed mainly by correlating archaeological phenomena with biblical narratives and with Bible-derived chronology.
Israelite Ethnicity in Iron I: Archaeology Preserves What Is Remembered and What Is Forgotten in Israel's History
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The question of the origins of the Philistines, who settled in the southern Levant in the early Iron Age (12th century BC) has long been the subject of debate. Traditionally, they have been
The Philistines and Acculturation: Culture Change and Ethnic Continuity in the Iron Age
  • B. Stone
  • Sociology
    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1995
Acculturation influenced the development of Philistine culture for its entire 600-year history. Using an anthropological approach to examine archaeological and textual data, this article develops a
Some Aegean Reactions to the Chronological Debate in the Southern Levant
Abstract This paper presents an Aegean angle on the current discussion about Early Iron Age chronology in the eastern half of the Mediterranean. Although lacking any evidence for absolute dates, the
Back to Bethel: Geographical Reiteration in Biblical Narrative
The history of Syro- Palestine did not begin with the appearance of the Israelites. The topography and climate of that region helped to shape cultures for thousands of years. As a result, many of the
Biblical History and Israel’s Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History
Although scholars have for centuries primarily been interested in using the study of ancient Israel to explain, illuminate, and clarify the biblical story, Megan Bishop Moore and Brad E. Kelle