Tag Archives: Philistine

The Samson Synagogue

Live Science reports A glittering mosaic of colored stones once decorated an ancient synagogue floor with scenes of the Biblical hero Samson getting revenge on the Philistines. This newly excavated discovery in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq not only … Continue reading

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New From Gath

Aren passes along word of a new essay in a new volume which folk will, I think, want to know about: Maeir, A. M., Shai, I., Uziel, J., Gadot, Y., and Chadwick, J. R. 2012. A Late Bronze Age Biconical … Continue reading

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Gath: The Two Hour Interview with Aren Maeir!

With thanks to Joseph Lauer for pointing this out in an email! This Tuesday, on Memorial Day evening (Erev Yom Hazikaron), I had the very enjoyable opportunity to be interviewed by Barnea Levi Selavan and David Willner (of the Foundationstone … Continue reading

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The Gath Inscription

Aren Maeir says Two days ago, I mentioned how playing with Photoshop with pictures of the inscription from Area D did wonders. I was immediately swamped with requests to show pictures of the inscription! Since I am a nice guy, and in … Continue reading

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Good News from Gath

Aren announces Late last night, I sent off the publisher, what I hope is the final version of the forthcoming first volume (hopefully of many more…) of the reports on the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath.  This is very exciting – … Continue reading

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Gath, Greece, Hazael, and Things They Have in Common

Aren’s got a fine post up today! It’s not often that Hazael and Greece are co-ordinated on the blogs. But Aren shows why he’s done it. As you all probably know, Hazael king of Aram Damascus was an very important … Continue reading

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Excavating the EB jar at Gath

Nice work. As I had mentioned in my posts during the season, in Area E, a very nice assemblage of EB III pottery was found, including a restorable jar and cooking pot. This was of interest from various perspectives, including … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Aerial View of Gath

Thanks to Aren for posting this. It’s really brilliant. As requested, and just to show a nice picture, here is one of the aerial photos of Areas A and E. The photo was taken by the balloon at the end … Continue reading

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An Iron Age Tomb at Gath

Aren has generously sent along a copy of Faerman, M., Boaretto, E., Uziel, J., Maeir, A. M., and Smith, P. 2011 “…In Their Lives, and in Their Death…”: A Preliminary Study of an Iron Age Burial Cave at Tell es-Safi, … Continue reading

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An Altar at Gath

Via Joseph Lauer- The nicely illustrated posting, entitled “The news is out! A large stone altar in Area D”, discusses the discovery of “a beautiful horned stone altar! The altar, made of one block of stone (50X50X100 cm) has two … Continue reading

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