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Biblical Archaeology Review 47:3, Fall 2021

Canaanite Worship at Lachish—New Details Emerge

By Itamar Weissbein

Recent excavations of a temple found at Tel Lachish offer a window into Canaanite worship in the mid-12th century B.C.E., just before the powerful city-state was destroyed. Our authors examine the rich array of cultic and ritual objects found amid the destroyed remains of the site’s Northeast Temple and explain what these finds reveal about Canaanite religious practice.

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