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Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Seymour Gitin, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-50046-06
The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon: Ashkelon 3, The Seventh Century B.C. (Book)
Title: The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon: Ashkelon 3, The Seventh Century B.C.
Editor: J. David Schloen
Editor: Lawrence E. Stager
Editor: Daniel M. Master
Abstract: The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon continues its final report series with a study of the city destroyed in the campaign of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar in December of 604 B.C. In this era, Ashkelon's markets linked land routes from the southeast to a web of international Mediterranean merchants, and this volume describes the Iron Age bazaar where shopkeepers sold the goods of Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Judah.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/final-reports-of-the-leon-levy-expedition-to-ashkelon-ashkelon-3-the-seventh-century-bc-by-lawrence-e-stager-daniel-m-master-and-j-david-schloen-with-contributions-by-adam-j-aja-et-al/oclc/773497721&referer=brief_resul
Type: Edited Volume
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes
A Stratified Account of Jephthah’s Negotiations and Battle: Judges 11:12-33 from an Archaeological Perspective (Article)
Title: A Stratified Account of Jephthah’s Negotiations and Battle: Judges 11:12-33 from an Archaeological Perspective
Author: Elizabeth Bloch-Smith
Abstract: The account of Jephthah's battle against the Ammonites in Judg 11:12-33 contains glaring inconsistencies. Negotiations preceding the battle invoke Israelite conflict with Amorites and Moabites -- none of which pertain to Ammon. An archaeological survey of the vacillating fortunes of Transjordanian Moab, Ammon, and Gilead suggests historical contexts an approximate dates for periods of territorial contention between Israel and its neighbors. Reading the invocation of war against Sihon/Moab (early ninth century) in the context of later conflicts with Ammon (late ninth or eighth century) explains some of the apparent inconsistencies and dates the historical contexts invoked in this and other biblical texts that pit Israel against these Transjordanian nations. Archaeological remains from Hesban (Heshbon) and Dhiban (Dibon) add datable parameters for texts or the updating of passages that feature these sites. So, for example in the Judges text, celebrating Heshbon rather than Dibon as Sihon's capital city likely dates this version of events to the seventh or perhaps the sixth century.
Primary URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.15699/jbl.1342.2015.2707
Periodical Title: Journal of Biblical Literature
Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature