Raz Kletter

Dr. Raz Kletter ist Dozent für Altorientalische Archäologie an der Universität Helsinki.

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Irit Ziffer

Dr. Irit Ziffer ist Kuratorin des Pavillons für Keramik am Eretz Israel Museum.

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Raz Kletter, Wolfgang Zwickel, Irit Ziffer (Hg.)

Yavneh II

The ‘Temple Hill’ Repository Pit

1. Auflage 2015
288 Seiten with 16 Tab., 254 Fig., 55 B/W- and 8 Color-Plates gebunden
ISBN 978-3-525-54400-6
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica - Band 036

150,00 €

Yavneh II is the second and last excavation report on the dramatic favissa/genizah pit full of Philistine votive objects, discovered by Raz Kletter in the city of Yavneh, Israel, near the Mediterranean coast (south of Tel Aviv). The first volume, Yavneh I (OBO.SA 30, 2010) included studies on the history and archaeological exploration of Yavneh, the excavation, the stratigraphy and the interpretation of the pit as a favissae of votive objects that originate from a public temple; but especially on the mysterious cult stands, which number more than a hundred and include many stands with zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figures. In the present volume we publish many additional cultic finds, including fire pans or shovels that could be used for moving hot coals and for burning incense (comparable to the biblical maḥtāh); a rectangular shrine-model (naos) with detached pillars; zoomorphic vessels; a larger sample of pottery with statistical analysis; imported Cypriot pottery; dog bones (probably related to ritual); an inscription on a bowl; fragments of worked stones (perhaps from altars); and chemical residues from juglets and chalices, which seem to indicate presence of hallucinatory and incense materials. In addition, we offer an update on the iconography of the Yavneh cult stands and a study of the larger world of cult stands in the southern Levant; criteria for identifying favissae and their appearance from the Late Bronze Age to the Persian Period in Palestine; and a concluding discussion on Yavneh, incense, and Philistine ethnicity.

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Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica