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Deserted Galilee testifies to Assyrian conquest of the Northern Kingdom
Between 734 and 732 B.C.E., the Assyrian monarch Tiglath-pileser III campaigned to the west, from the Assyrian capital at Nineveh, cutting a swath into the northern kingdom of Israel as well as the southern kingdom of Judah. We know this from...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1998
A new look at the Ekron inscription identifies a mysterious deity
In 1996, in the final season of the 13-year excavation of Tel Miqne, excavators discovered a monumental inscription that is surely one of the most sensational finds of the 1990s. It is a royal dedicatory inscription that mentions Ekron, thus...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1998