Near Eastern Archaeology No 76 Vol 1

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
Jason Ur

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.

DEPARTMENTS
50 Taking Mobile Computing to the Field
Samuel B. Fee, David K. Pettegrew, and William R. Caraher

56   REVIEWS
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Leonard Greenspoon

Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender
Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter
Justin Glessner

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

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