The Judahite Shephelah in the Late 8th and Early 7th Centuries BCE

  title={The Judahite Shephelah in the Late 8th and Early 7th Centuries BCE},
  author={Israel Finkelstein and Nadav Na’aman},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={60 - 79}
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