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Tel Malhata

A Central City in the Biblical Negev

By Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Liora Freud

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Tel Aviv University Monograph Series

Tel Malhata

A Central City in the Biblical Negev

By Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Liora Freud

Tel Mal?ata: A Central City in the Biblical Negev presents the results of nine seasons of excavations—two by the first expedition and seven by the second.

 

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Tel Mal?ata: A Central City in the Biblical Negev presents the results of nine seasons of excavations—two by the first expedition and seven by the second.

Tel Mal?ata is an elliptical-shaped mound located in the eastern sector of the Arad–Beer-sheba Valley and spreads across some 18 dunams. Tel Mal?ata is generally identified with biblical Moladah, one of the cities of Judah, although other identifications have been suggested. The Arabic name of the site, Tell el-Mil? (“Hill of the Salt”), is apparently indicative of its association with the production and distribution of salt from the Dead Sea in more recent times. The many Bedouin graves on the upper terrace of the tell significantly hindered the planning of the excavations, and consequently the excavations were concentrated mainly where no graves were discerned. The two-volume report consists of 22 chapters that take the reader through six strata of civilization, ranging from the Middle Bronze Age to the early Byzantine period.

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