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With unqualified certainty, Margreet Steiner asserts that in the Late Bronze Age (1550–1150 B.C.E.), the period just before the Israelite settlement, there was “no … town, let alone a city” of Jerusalem. As far as the archaeological record is...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1998
Were they really Jewish defenders? Did Yadin deliberately obfuscate?
On July 7, 1969, with due solemnity, the earthly remains of the last defenders of Masada were buried near the foot of the Roman ramp leading up to the site. The chief chaplain of the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 1998
Deir el-Balah and the cosmopolitan culture of the Late Bronze Age
After the Six-Day War in 1967, the Old City of Jerusalem became accessible to Israelis for the first time in nearly 20 years. For many who, like me, had grown up in Jerusalem during the British Mandate, when one could travel freely between...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1998