קרית יערים ביהורה או בבנימין ?

Translated title of the contribution: Kiriath-jearim: In Judah or in Benjamin?

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Abstract

The town of Kiriath-jearim, identified at Deir el-ʿAzar above the village of Abu-Ghosh, has come to scholarly attention recently, due to the renewed excavations led by Israel Finkelstein and Thomas Römer. Based on their preliminary finds and on their reading of the biblical texts, they have interpreted the Iron Age II B-C fortified compound that they have begun to expose on the summit of the site as a northern Israelite fortified compound, “aimed at dominating the vassal kingdom of Judah”. This paper reexamines the position of Kiriath-jearim on the border between Judah and Benjamin according to both the biblical texts and the site’s geographical location, within the context of the ongoing discussions on the biblical tribal territories, that of Benjamin in particular, the “ark narrative” and other texts that mention Kiriath-jearim, and challenges the excavators’ interpretation of the character and purpose of the site during the Iron Age II.
Translated title of the contributionKiriath-jearim: In Judah or in Benjamin?
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)143-168
Number of pages26
Journalבמעבה ההר
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • גבעונים (עם קדום)
  • יהודה (שבט)
  • Judah (Tribe of Israel)
  • בנימין (שבט)
  • Benjamin (Tribe of Israel)
  • זיהוי אתרים ארכיאולוגיים
  • Archaeological site location
  • המשכן וכליו
  • Tabernacle
  • שומרון (אזור)
  • Samaria (Region) (West Bank)
  • הרי יהודה
  • Judean Hills
  • קריית יערים (יישוב עתיק)
  • Kiryat Ye'arim (Israel)

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Benjamin (Tribe of Israel)
  • Judah (Tribe of Israel)
  • Ark of the Covenant
  • Cities and towns in the Bible
  • Kiryat Ye'arim (Israel) -- Antiquities
  • Kiryat Ye'arim (Israel) -- History
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- To 586 B.C

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