Late Bronze Age Cultic Activity in Ancient Canaan: A View from Tel Burna

Excavations at Tel Burna, Israel, have uncovered portions of a large structure from the Late Bronze Age IIB, yielding numerous finds that suggest ritual and cultic practices occurred in the building, particularly in its central courtyard. This article presents the finds from the excavations, examini...

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Published in:Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Authors: Shai, Yitsḥaḳ ; McKinny, Chris 1985- ; Uziel, Joe
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: The University of Chicago Press [2015]
In: Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Year: 2015, Issue: 374, Pages: 115-133
IxTheo Classification:HB Old Testament
HH Archaeology
KBL Near East and North Africa
Further subjects:B Canaan
B Antiquities
B Cult
B Excavations (archaeology)
B Late Bronze Age
B Tel Burna
B Bronze Age
B Cults
B Palestine
B Temples
B Southern Levant
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Summary:Excavations at Tel Burna, Israel, have uncovered portions of a large structure from the Late Bronze Age IIB, yielding numerous finds that suggest ritual and cultic practices occurred in the building, particularly in its central courtyard. This article presents the finds from the excavations, examining the meaning of the cultic artifacts discovered and comparing the building with the nearby Fosse Temple at Lachish. It is hoped that the discovery and presentation of the finds will help yield important information on cultic practices occurring in the 13th-century B.C.E. Shephelah.
ISSN:2161-8062
Contains:Enthalten in: American Schools of Oriental Research, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research