Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1994
Reviled by the Bible and targeted for destruction by King Hezekiah and King Josiah, the religious sanctuaries called bamot played an important role in Israelite religion
A new restoration of a famous inscription reveals another mention of the “House of David” in the ninth century B.C.E.
Lavish First Temple burial caves of Jerusalem’s elite became, in turn, Roman stone quarries, Byzantine hermit huts, Christian chapels and Muslim cellars
Israel’s God was abstract, but he may also have had a consort
This is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Israel, yet it is rarely visited even by aficionados because it is so difficult to get to—unmarked and neglected.