Cover image for Tel Miqne 10/1: Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1994–1996, Field IV Upper and Field V, The Elite Zone Part 1: Iron Age IIC Temple Complex 650 By Seymour (Sy) Gitin, Steven M. Ortiz, and Trude Dothan

Tel Miqne 10/1

Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1994–1996, Field IV Upper and Field V, The Elite Zone Part 1: Iron Age IIC Temple Complex 650

Seymour (Sy) Gitin, Steven M. Ortiz, and Trude Dothan

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Miqne

Tel Miqne 10/1

Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1994–1996, Field IV Upper and Field V, The Elite Zone Part 1: Iron Age IIC Temple Complex 650

Seymour (Sy) Gitin, Steven M. Ortiz, and Trude Dothan

Tel Miqne-Ekron is one of the largest and most significant Iron Age archaeological sites in Israel. Based on fourteen seasons of excavations, this volume in the Tel Miqne series documents remarkable finds from the late Iron Age II Philistine temple.

 

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Tel Miqne-Ekron is one of the largest and most significant Iron Age archaeological sites in Israel. Based on fourteen seasons of excavations, this volume in the Tel Miqne series documents remarkable finds from the late Iron Age II Philistine temple.

Immediately before its destruction at the hands of the Neo-Babylonians, the biblical city of Ekron had reached its zenith as a vassal of the Neo-Assyrian empire. The remains from Temple Complex 650 mirror Ekron’s wealth and position at the crossroads between Neo-Assyrian, Phoenician, and Philistine cultural traditions. This archaeological report contains stratigraphic analyses; a discussion of the temple’s architectural features; analyses of small finds, including a remarkable trove of ivory objects; comprehensive documentation, including quantification analyses of the vast ceramic assemblage; and, importantly, a discussion of the Ekron Royal Dedicatory Inscription, considered one of Israel’s most noteworthy archaeological finds of the twentieth century. Together with the evidence from the other fields of excavation, Tel Miqne-Ekron 10/1 establishes the basis for defining Ekron as the type-site for Philistia in the Iron Age II.

An essential resource for archaeologists, biblical scholars, and historians specializing in the ancient Near East, Tel Miqne-Ekron 10/1 is of vital importance for reconstructing the history of the Southern Levant in the Iron Age.

In addition to the coauthors, the contributors include Eleanor F. Beach, David Ben-Shlomo, Baruch Brandl, Jeffrey R. Chadwick, Alexandra S. Drenka, Adi Erlich, Amir Golani, Edward F. Maher, Ianir Milevski, Alla Rabinovich, Christa SchŠfer-Lichtenberger, and Anna de Vincenz.

Seymour (Sy) Gitin is Emeritus Dorot Director and Professor of Archaeology at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and the author of numerous volumes, including his recent memoir, The Road Taken: An Archaeologist's Journey to the Land of the Bible, also available from Eisenbrauns.

Steven M. Ortiz is Director of the Center of Archaeological Studies at Lipscomb University.

Trude Dothan (1922–2016) was Eliezer L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology Emerita at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Together with Sy Gitin, she directed the fourteen seasons of excavations at the Philistine site of Tel Miqne-Ekron.

Preface

Seymour Gitin

Map of Philistine Coastal Plain and Shephelah Sites in the Iron Age

Tel Miqne-Ekron Iron Age II Stratigraphic and Chronological Chart

Tel Miqne-Ekron Field Reports and Monographs

Excavation Staff

Photos of Staff, Student Volunteers, and Workers

Abbreviations and Additional Terms Used in Pottery Reading

Introduction: Goals, Field Report, and Archives

Seymour Gitin

Chapter 1. Revised Top Plan of Tel Miqne-Ekron

Seymour Gitin and Jeffrey R. Chadwick

Chapter 2. Occupational History: The Stratigraphy and Architecture of Iron IIC Stratum IB/C and the Persian–Hellenistic, Roman–Byzantine, and Islamic Periods

Steven M. Ortiz, Seymour Gitin, and True Dothan

Chapter 3. Achish and the Goddess of Ekron: What’s in a Name?

Christa Schäfer-Lichtenberger

Chapter 4A. The Iron Age IIC Stratum IB Pottery Corpus

Seymour Gitin

Chapter 4B. A Quantitative Analysis of the Stratum IB Pottery from Temple Complex 650 and a Comparison with the Assemblage from the Temple Auxiliary Buildings: Character and Function

Appendix 1: Pottery Quantification Data

Seymour Gitin

Chapter 5. Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Period Pottery

Anna de Vincenz

Chapter 6. Ceramic and Other Small Finds

David Ben-Shlomo

Chapter 7. Glyptic Objects

Baruch Brandl

Chapter 8. Persian Period Figurines

Eleanor Ferris Beach and Add Erlich

Chapter 9. Jewelry

Amir Golani

Chapter 10. Metal Objects

Alla Rabinovich, Alexandra S. Drenka, and Seymour Gitin

Chapter 11. Ivories in the South Syria-Samaria Style

Baruch Brandl, Seymour Gitin, and True Dothan

Chapter 12. An Egyptian Canopic Jar Lid, Early Ramesside Cylinder Seal, and Gold Cobra

Baruch Brandl

Chapter 13. Stone Tools and Vessels

Ian Milevski

Chapter 14. Faunal Remains

Edward F. Maher

Color Figures

Color Photos

Bibliographic Abbreviations

References

Download a PDF sample chapter here: Introduction