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The Fire Signals of Lachish

Studies in the Archaeology and History of Israel in the Late Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Persian Period in Honor of David Ussishkin

Edited by Israel Finkelstein and Nadav Na'aman

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The Fire Signals of Lachish

Studies in the Archaeology and History of Israel in the Late Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Persian Period in Honor of David Ussishkin

Edited by Israel Finkelstein and Nadav Na'aman

In this volume honoring Tel Aviv University archaeologist David Ussishkin, colleagues and students representing some of the major names in the field today present 25 essays on a variety of topics of interest to the honoree. The contributions cover a range of periods from the Late Bronze Age through the Persian period and disparate subjects such as Judahite bullae, destruction levels at Megiddo, a diversity of results from various tells in Israel (and one in Jordan), Egyptian influence on Canaan, the city of Jerusalem and its temple, and much on the archaeology of the Shephelah, an area of particular interest to the honoree—who is best known for his excavations at Tell ed-Duweir, the site of biblical Lachish. The volume takes its title from a reference in one of the Lachish ostraca.

 

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In this volume honoring Tel Aviv University archaeologist David Ussishkin, colleagues and students representing some of the major names in the field today present 25 essays on a variety of topics of interest to the honoree. The contributions cover a range of periods from the Late Bronze Age through the Persian period and disparate subjects such as Judahite bullae, destruction levels at Megiddo, a diversity of results from various tells in Israel (and one in Jordan), Egyptian influence on Canaan, the city of Jerusalem and its temple, and much on the archaeology of the Shephelah, an area of particular interest to the honoree—who is best known for his excavations at Tell ed-Duweir, the site of biblical Lachish. The volume takes its title from a reference in one of the Lachish ostraca.

From 1966 until his retirement in 2004, David Ussishkin taught in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. Between 1975 and 1978, he served as Chair of the Department, and between 1980 and 1984 as the Director of the Institute of Archaeology. In 1996, he was nominated incumbent of the Austria Chair in Archaeology of the Land of Israel in the Biblical Period. He served as the editor of Tel Aviv: The Journal of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University for 30 years.

Publications of David Ussishkin

Indelible Impression: Petrographic Analysis of Judahite Bullae Eran Arie, Yuval Goren, and Inbal Samet

Excavations at Tel Malḥata: An Interim Report Itzhaq Beit-Arieh

Close Yet Apart: Diverse Cultural Dynamics at Iron Age Beth-Shemesh and Lachish Shlomo Bunimovitz and Zvi Lederman

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On: The Possible Destruction by Earthquake of Stratum VIA at Megiddo Eric H. Cline

Tel Azekah: A New Look at the Site and Its “Judean” Fortress Yehuda Dagan

Why Did Nebuchadnezzar II Destroy Ashkelon in Kislev 604 b.c.e. Alexander Fantalkin

Tall al-Umayri in the Iron Age I: Facts and Fiction, with an Appendix on the History of the Collared Rim Pithoi Israel Finkelstein

From Megiddo to Tamassos and Back: Putting the “Proto-Ionic Capital” in Its Place Norma Franklin

Voyage to Yarimuta Baruch Halpern Iron Age IIA Occupational Phases in the Coastal Plain of Israel Zeʾev Herzog and Lily Singer-Avitz

Distribution and Use of Storage Vessels in the Kingdom of Judah Hayah Katz and Avraham Faust Inside the Walls of Nehemiah’s Jerusalem: Naboth’s Vineyard Ernst Axel Knauf

The Evolution of the 8th-Century b.c.e. Jerusalem Temple André Lemaire

The Origin and Date of the Volute Capitals from the Levant Oded Lipschits

Comparative Aspects of the Aramean Siege System at Tell Eṣ-Ṣāfi/Gath Aren M. Maeir and Shira Gur-Arieh

Egyptian-Type Pottery at Late Bronze Age Megiddo Mario A. S. Martin

Tel Reḥov in the Assyrian Period: Squatters, Burials and a Hebrew Seal Amihai Mazar and Shmuel Aḥituv

The Shephelah according to the Amarna Letters Nadav Naʾman

Reconsidering the Buildings in Area A at Edomite Buseirah Ronny Reich

The Persian Period City Wall of Jerusalem Margreet Steiner

Phoenician Clay Masks from Tel Dor Ephraim Stern

The Waters of Shiloah (Isaiah 8:5–8) H. G. M. Williamson

On the Toponymy of the Jezreel Valley and Adjacent Plains Ran Zadok

Reexamining Area DD at Megiddo Anabel Zarzecki-Peleg

Ruin Cults at Iron Age I Hazor Sharon Zuckerman

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