4 DAVID’S JERUSALEM: A Sense of Place
Daniel D. Pioske
Sharp disagreements over the architectural remains and political status of early tenth-century B.C.E. Jerusa lem have overwhelmed a significant point of consensus within these wider debates: the highland site was an inhabited settlement at the turn of the first millennium B.C.E. The intent of this investigation is to explore the history of this early tenth century B.C.E. location by focusing on the everyday life that would have occurred within it. Thus, rather than speculating on Jerusalem’s participation and role in broader regional develop ments during late Iron I/early Iron IIA transition, my historical interest here will be more narrowly concen trated on the place of Jerusalem itself: the landscape of the site, its communal spaces, the lifeways it provided its residents. In viewing the location through this his torical lens, the argument of this article will be that an often overlooked but vital feature of the history of David’s Jerusalem was its agrarian society and setting.
16 THE LILY AND THE ROSE:
A Review of Some Hasmonean Coin Types
David M. Jacobson
The previously accepted wisdom among scholars of ancient Jewish numismatics is that the flower depicted on coins of the Hasmonaean rulers John Hyrcanus I (135-104 B.C.E.) and Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 B.C.E.) is invariably a lily. It is now appreciated that most of these coin types are, in fact, based on the Rhodian rose symbol. This image was familiar in Judea through the Hasmonaean period on Rhodian coins and imported wine amphorae that had circulated there for several decades. The implications of this relationship are discussed against the background of concurrent political and economic developments.
28 SPYING ON THE PAST:
Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs and Near Eastern Landscapes
While attempting to document Soviet nuclear capacities, the first generation of American intelligence satel lites also captured vivid images of archaeological sites and landscapes across the Near East. Since the declas sification of these satellite photographs, archaeologists have eagerly exploited them to investigate early cities, trackways, and irrigation systems. In many cases, forty years of development and modernization has dam aged or destroyed these sites and features, leaving the satellite photographs as the best surviving record. This paper reviews case studies from Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
38 REASSESSING ANTHROPO MORPHIC METAL FIGURINES OF ALACAHÖYÜK, ANATOLIA
Onsal Yalpn and H. Goniil Yalpn
The analyses of six metal figurines of the royal tombs from Alacahoyiik show that two of these objects were produced from silver, while the rest were cast in bronze. Beyond this, the figurines reveal typological differ ences. Three schematic figurines from the tombs A 1 and L provide almost all the features of the idols. Three fur ther figurines from tomb H are depicted plastically in a naturalistic manner. These figurines from Alacahöyük reveal a local style. Similar figurines are known from other Early Bronze Age settlements in Anatolia.
50 Taking Mobile Computing to the Field
Samuel B. Fee, David K. Pettegrew, and William R. Caraher
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender
Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter
The Yehud Stamp Impressions: A Corpus of Inscribed Impressions from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods in Judah
Roger S. Nam
The Book of Genesis: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation
David M. Carr