By Ann E. Killebrew
Historical Israel didn't emerge inside of a vacuum yet really got here to exist along a number of peoples, together with Canaanites, Egyptians, and Philistines. certainly, Israel's very proximity to those teams has made it tough - in the past - to differentiate the archaeological strains of early Israel and different modern teams. via an research of the implications from contemporary excavations in mild of appropriate historic and later biblical texts, this ebook proposes that it really is attainable to spot those peoples and hint culturally or ethnically outlined limitations within the archaeological list. good points of overdue second-millennium B.C.E. tradition are seriously tested of their historic and biblical contexts which will outline the complicated social limitations of the early Iron Age and reconstruct the varied fabric global of those 4 peoples. Of specific worth to students, archaeologists, and historians, this quantity may also be a regular reference and source for college kids and different readers drawn to the emergence of early Israel
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Based on these diachronic and synchronic aspects of thirteenthtwelfth century material culture, in the chapters below I identify culturally sensitive indicators of possible ethnicity or group boundaries of four biblical peoples that can be defined in the functional, technological, dietary, symbolic, cui tic, and funerary aspects of their material culture. Egyptians The Egyptians play a defining role in any discussion of Canaan during the Late Bronze and early Iron Ages. As one of the region's superpowers, Egypt's imperialistic administrative and economic domination of INTRODUCTION 11 Fig.
1. Egyptian Scribe this peripheral region was both exploitative and stabilizing (see ch. 2 for a definition of imperialism and Egypt's impact on Canaan). E. At a number of settlements, such as Tel Beth-shean, Tell el-Far