Biblical Archaeology Review Vol 39 No 4 July/August 2013

26     Who Destroyed Canaanite Hazor?
Amnon Ben-Tor
The Book of Joshua says the Israelites defeated the mighty king of Razor and destroyed the city with fire. Years of excavation have revealed the intentional destruction of the once-powerful Canaanite city-“the head
of all those kingdoms”-with a raging inferno that burned at more than 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit. But who did it? According to the excavator, the Israelites are the only feasible candidate.

37    Aegeans in Israel: Minoan Frescoes at Tel Kabri
Eric H. Cline and Assaf Yasur-Landau
Colorful frescoes of bulls, acrobats, griffins and flowers once decorated ancient palaces in Egypt, Turkey, Syria-and Israel. Well known from its home in Crete and Santorini, how and why did this Aegean art style
travel hundreds of miles to the east? Excavations at Tel Kabri in Israel are helping to explain the Aegean connection with the easternmost  parts of the Mediterranean world.

45    Early Israel: An Egalitarian Society
Avraham Faust
Excavated structures, pottery and other household artifacts offer a glimpse of daily life in the Iron Age highlands of Canaan, but no burials or tombs have been found. What do these findings reveal about the ideology of early Iron Age Israelite society?

50    Daphnis and Chloe in the Garden of Eden
Theodore Feder
Considerable attention has been paid to how Biblical religions influenced one another, but did these religions inspire pagan cultures as•well? A charming late-second-century pastoral romance echoes elements of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.