Biblical Archaeology Review 37:1, January/February 2011

Philistine Cult Stands

Yavneh yields over a hundred Philistine cult stands

Long known as the birthplace of rabbinic Judaism in the first century C.E., Yavneh is rich in both Jewish and Christian history. We now know that a Philistine temple was located here as well: Recent excavations have produced thousands of eighth-century B.C.E. Philistine cult objects—all found in a repository pit in a single 5-square-meter excavation. What still lies buried here?
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