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Title: A Re-Analysis of the Iron Age IIA Cult Place at Lachish
Author(s): ZUKERMAN, Alexander
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 49    Date: 2012   
Pages: 24-60
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.49.0.2165719

Abstract :
This study discusses the Iron Age IIA (tenth–ninth centuries BCE) cult place at Lachish in the Judahite Shephelah, Israel. The architecture and the artifacts of Sanctuary 49 and of the additional cultic remains in its vicinity are re-evaluated, and the recently proposed revision of the excavator’s stratigraphic conclusions is critically assessed. The article delineates the rich cultural background and the region-specific features of the evolving Judahite cult and ritual practices as revealed at Lachish.

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