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Author Lipschitz, Oded, author

Title What are the stones whispering? : Ramat Rahel : 3000 years of forgotten history / by Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, Benjamin Arubas, and Manfred Oeming ; with contributions by Efrat Bocher [and 14 others]
Published Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 183 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Ramat Ra%el-Excavation Staff 2005-2010; Chapter One: Strategic Location, Natural Surroundings and Processes in Site Formation; Chapter Two: The Question of the Site's Ancient Name; Chapter Three: History of Research; Chapter Four: Historical Introduction to the First Building Phase-Judah under Assyrian Rule; Chapter Five: First Building Phase (Late 8th / Early 7th century BCE); Chapter Six: Historical Introduction to the Second Building Phase-Judah under Egyptian and Babylonian Rule; Chapter Seven: Second Building Phase (Late 7th Century BCE)
Chapter Eight: Historical Introduction to the Third Building Phase-Judah under Persian RuleChapter Nine: Third Building Phase (Late 6th or 5th Century BCE); Chapter Ten: Destruction and Obsolescence of the Administrative Center at Ramat Ra%el; Chapter Eleven: Fourth Building Phase-The Hasmonean and Early Roman Periods; Chapter Twelve: Fifth Building Phase-Late Roman and Byzantine Period Settlements; Chapter Thirteen: Abbasid to Ottoman Periods (660-1517 CE); Chapter Fourteen: Coins and Hoards; Chapter Fifteen: Subterranean Space Surveyin the Southern Ramat Ra%el Hilltop
Chapter Sixteen: "Landscape Archaeology" in the Western Slopes of Ramat Ra%elChapter Seventeen: Modern Period-the Kibbutz Ramat Ra%el Story; Conclusion: The Ramat Ra%el Excavations, and a Few Thoughts about the Significance of Archaeology for Understanding the History of Judah; Endnotes; Bibliography; List of Figures
Summary "The excavations at Ramat Rahel, just south of Jerusalem, revealed a complex of structures that existed for hundreds of years in which the Kingdom of Judah was a vassal of diverse empires. Over some 500 years, jars bearing seals were stored at the site. The findings throw new light on the late First Temple period and on most of that of the Second Temple. During these centuries Ramat Rahel was the administrative contact point between Judah and the ruling empires. This is what enabled independent Judean control of Jerusalem and the Temple, and the ability to maintain Jewis identity within Jerusalem almost without outside intervention and supervision. All this came to an end during the Hasmonean revolt" Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 16, 2018)
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Ramat Raḥel
Ramat Raḥel (Israel) -- Antiquities
Form Electronic book
Author Arubas, Benny, author
Gadot, Yuval, author
Oeming, Manfred, author
LC no. 2016048594
ISBN 1575064995 (electronic book)
9781575064994 (electronic book)
(hardcover alkaline paper)
(hardcover ; alkaline paper)