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Tel Malhata

A Central City in the Biblical Negev

By Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Liora Freud

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$179.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-293-8

2015

Tel Aviv University Monograph Series

Tel Malhata

A Central City in the Biblical Negev

By Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Liora Freud

Tel Malata: 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 Malata: 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 Malḥata is an elliptical-shaped mound located in the eastern sector of the Arad–Beer-sheba Valley and spreads across some 18 dunams. Tel Malḥata 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-Milḥ (“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.

Volume 1

Section One: History and Background

Chapter 1. General Introduction Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Oren Tal

Section Two: Stratigraphy and Architecture

Chapter 2. The Excavation Itzhaq Beit-Arieh and Liora Freud

Section Three: The Finds from the Middle Bronze Age

Chapter 3. The Middle Bronze Age Pottery Gilad B. Jaffe

Section Four: The Finds from the Iron Age

Chapter 4. The Pottery of Strata V–III Liora Freud et al.

Volume 2

Chapter 5. Inscriptions Itzhaq Beit-Arieh et al.

Chapter 6. Iron Age Stamp Seals, a Cylinder Seal and Impressions Irit Ziffer

Chapter 7. An Egyptian and a Phoenician Scarab Nir Lalkin

Chapter 8. Scale Weights Raz Kletter

Chapter 9. Iron Age Figurines Raz Kletter

Chapter 10. A Phallus-Shaped Clay Object Itzhaq Beit-Arieh

Chapter 11. Remains of Wooden Furniture from Area H Itzhaq Beit-Arieh

Chapter 12. Stone Artifacts from the Iron Age Liora Freud and Nadin Reshef

Chapter 13. Metal Artifacts from the Iron Age Nadin Reshef

Chapter 14. Small Finds from the Iron Age Liora Freud and Nadin Reshef

Section Five: The Finds from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods

Chapter 15. Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Pottery Oren Tal

Chapter 16. Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Coins Arieh Kindler

Chapter 17. Glass Vessels Ruth E. Jackson-Tal

Chapter 18. Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Small Finds Oren Tal et al.

Section Six: Interdisciplinary Studies

Chapter 19. Archaeobotanical Remains Nili Liphschitz

Chapter 20. Archaeozoological Remains Moshe Sade

Chapter 21. Shells Henk K. Mienis

Section Seven: Summary

Chapter 22. Tel Malḥata:

From the Middle Bronze Age to the Byzantine Period Itzhaq Beit-Arieh, Liora Freud, and Oren Tal

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