Biblical Archaeology Review 44:1, January/February 2018

Romancing the Stones

The Canaanite Artistic Tradition at Israelite Hazor

By Danny RosenbergJennie Ebeling

The most important city-state in the southern Levant during the second millennium B.C.E., Hazor was known for its magnificent architecture and artifacts that attest to the craftsmanship of its Canaanite population. Following a hiatus of 200 years, Hazor was resettled by the Israelites, who, it seems, inherited one particularly Canaanite craft tradition. Explore the surprising continuity in the production of basalt vessels at Hazor.

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