Sources for Video on Qeiyafa

Picture of Garfinkel.

MSNBC article on Qeiyafa.

Image of 1945 photo of Qeiyafa.

2008 Qeiyafa ASOR Powerpoint Presentation (radiocarbon dates also from here).

Lily Singer-Avitz’s paper.

Iron IIa bowls.

Philistine Bichrome pottery.

Source for claim MPDW was imported.

Shiloh pottery.

Source for ostracon images.

Source for ostracon location.

Chris Rollston’s analysis of the language of the Qeiyafa inscription.

Sources for claim Beth-Shemesh was Canaanite (while houses with some resemblances to the four-room plan were found at Iron I Beth-Shemesh, no four-room house of the highland variety were found there).

Source for S. gate images.

Source for distorted photo of Qeiyafa.

National Geographic article on Qeiyafa.

A Look at The Jericho Area

Thankfully, the survey maps of the Jericho area have been published. Let us see what they contain. There are four late 7th C BC settlements mentioned in Joshua 18: 21 Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz, 22 and Beth-arabah. Beth-Hoglah is to be identified with site 23, as that site is only 1.4 km from Deir Hajlah. Beth-Arabah should probably be identified with site 93, a fortress where a 7th C BC rosette impression, paleo-Hebrew inscription, and iron sword has been discovered, as it is mentioned in both Joshua 15‘s Wilderness District (to the South of the oasis of Jericho) and Joshua 15’s border description, where the border is said to go N. of Beth-Arabah. Thus, by process of elimination, Emek-Keziz appears to be identifiable with either the Jericho hippodrome or site 90, more probably the latter. It is curious that in the LB, only Jericho was occupied, while in the Persian era, only Jericho and site 96 (some mikhves) seemed to have been occupied.