December 23, 2016
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The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah

Excerpt from The cult of Asherah in ancient Isreal and Judah By JUDITH M. HADLEY, Cambridge Universiry Press. In recent years archaeological discoveries have helped to shed some light on the goddess Asherah and her possible role in Israelite religion. … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
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The Philistines Enter Canaan: Were They Egyptian Lackeys or Invading Conquerors?

This article is a revised version of a paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Chicago, November 19, 1988. Published in Biblical Archaeology Review, Nov.-Dec. 1991.   Archaeology has brought the Philistines to … Continue reading

October 24, 2015
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The Origins of Israel in Canaan: An Examination of Recent Theories

Themelios 15.1 (October 1989): 4-15. [Reproduced by permission of the author] Dr Bimson teaches Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. Introduction ‘There have been only two important views of the conquest of Palestine by ancient Israel’, wrote G. E. Mendenhall … Continue reading

October 24, 2015
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Were the Hapiru/Apiru and the Hebrews one and the same?

A people known as “habiru” or “hapiru” appear in cuneiform texts dated from the 20th to the 18th centuries b.c. in southern Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and in the Haran and Mari areas. They are frequently mentioned in the Amarna letters … Continue reading

October 17, 2015
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Books about Middle Bronze Age Canaan

These partial google books have really come in handy studying Middle Bonze Age Canaan. Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives By Jonathan Michael Golden   Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean, C. 1500-1000 B.C …By Michael Heltzer, Edward Lipiński … Continue reading