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Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Ann E Killebrew Gunnar Lehmann (eds)) Hardcover Book, (SBL Press, 2013) 9781589837621
Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Ann E Killebrew Gunnar Lehmann (eds)) Hardcover Book, (SBL Press, 2013) 9781589837621
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Title: The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology

Author: Killebrew, Ann E Gunnar Lehmann (eds)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781589837621

Volumes: 1; Pages: 751

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The search for the biblical Philistines, one of ancient Israel's most storied enemies, has long intrigued both scholars and the public. Archaeological and textual evidence examined in their broader eastern Mediterranean context reveals that the Philistines, together with other related groups of 'Sea Peoples' well-known from biblical and extrabiblical texts, played a transformative role in the development of new ethnic groups and polities that emerged from the ruins of the Late Bronze Age empires. The essays in this book, representing recent research in the fields of archaeology, Bible, and history, reassess the origins, identity, material culture, and impact of the Philistines and other Sea Peoples on the Iron Age cultures and peoples of the eastern Mediterranean.Table of ContentsWhen the Past Was New: Moshe Dothan (1919-1999), an Appreciation by Neil Asher Silberman ix Acknowledgments xv Abbreviations xvii Introduction 1. The World of the Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" by Gunnar Lehmann 1 The Philistines in Text and Archaeology 2. The Philistines in the Bible: A Short Rejoinder to a New Perspective by Itamar Singer 19 3. Mycenaean IIIC:1 Pottery in Philistia: Four Decades of Research by David Ben-Shlomo 29 4. Philistines and Egyptians in Southern Coastal Canaan during the Early Iron Age by Tristan J. Barako 37 5. The Mycenaean IIIC Pottery at Tel Miqne-Ekron by Penelope A. Mountjoy 53 6. Early Philistine Pottery Technology at Tel Miqne-Ekron: Implications for the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Transition in the Eastern Mediterranean by Ann E. Killebrew 77 7. Philistine Lion-Headed Cups: Aegean or Anatolian? by Linda Meiberg 131 8. A Few Tomb Groups from Tell el-Far'ah South by Sabine Laemmel 145 9. Philistia Transforming: Fresh Evidence from Tell es-Safi/Gath on the Transformational Trajectory of the Philistine Culture by Aren M. Maeir 191 10. Neighbors and Foes, Rivals and Kin: Philistines, Shepheleans, Judeans between Geography and Economy, History and Theology by Hermann Michael Niemann 243 The Other "Sea Peoples" in the Levant 11. Aegean-Style Pottery in Syria and Lebanon during Iron Age I by Gunnar Lehmann 265 12. On the Other "Sea Peoples" by Michal Artzy 329 13. The Origin and Date of Aegean-Type Pottery in the Levant by Elizabeth French 345 14. "Mycenaean IIIC" and Related Pottery from Beth Shean by Anat Cohen-Weinberger 349 15. The SKL Town: Dor in the Early Iron Age by Ayelet Gilboa 393 Anatolia, the Aegean, and Cyprus 16. "No Land Could Stand Before Their Arms, from Hatti… on…"? New Light on the End of the Hittite Empire and the Early Iron Age in Central Anatolia by Hermann Genz 469 17. Cilicia by Elizabeth French 479 18. Early Iron Age Newcomers at Kinet Höyük, Eastern Cilicia by Marie-Henriette Gates 485 19. The Southeast Aegean in the Age of the Sea Peoples by Mario Benzi 509 20. Aegean Elements in the Earliest Philistine Ceramic Assemblage: A View from the West by Jeremy B. Rutter 543 21. The Late LH IIIB and LH IIIC Early Pottery of the East Aegean-West Anatolian Interface by Penelope A. Mountjoy 563 22. Aegean-Style Material Culture in Late Cypriot III: Minimal Evidence, Maximal Interpretation by Maria Iacovou 585 23. The Ceramic Phenomenon of the "Sea Peoples": An Overview by Susan Sherratt 619 Appendix 24. The "Sea Peoples" in Primary Sources by Margaret E. Cohen 645 Bibliography 665 Subject Index 739
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