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Article "The Documentary Hypothesis in Trouble"
in Bible Review by Joseph Blenkinsopp (1985)


© Erich Lessing/Library of the Cathedral in Gerona Spain

A colorful manuscript illumination telescopes several phases of the Flood story into one scene. The ark is represented with childlike simplicity as a rectangular house or barn with triangular pediment resting on top of the fourth story. The house is open so as to show the animals arranged two by two and according to size and species in the lower stories; Noah and his family occupy the pediment story. Noah reaches up through a gap in the roof to receive the olive branch from the dove signifying the end of the Flood.
In the rectangular scene below the ark the waters surge above the mountain peaks as bodies cascade into the depths. Only the topmost branches of a tree—perhaps the olive tree whose branch the dove carries Noah—and the hand of a drowning victim are above water level. The raven, sent out before the dove was ever released according to Genesis 8:7, pecks at the victim’s hand ... These pages from a Spanish manuscript were illuminated by the monk Emeterio and by a nun between 970 and 975 A.D.

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Articles on the building of the Suez Canal start as early as 1843 ... Ancient documents mention construction of the Eastern Frontier Canal by Pharaohs Sesostris I or III (12th Dynasty) and Necho II (610�595 BC) as well as the Persian King Darius (522�486 BC) and Ptolemy II (282�246 BC) (Hoffmeier 1997: 165 169).

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Todays Travel Guide Article

Egypt : handbook for travellers : part first --- lower Egypt with the Fayum
and the peninsula of Sinai by Karl Baedeker (Publisher) [1885]

(January 19th 2020) Todays Research Interest:

Leontopolis (Greek) --Tell el-Yahudiya in Egypt

http://ancientneareast.tripod.com/Yahudiya.html


Frontispiece --- Seventh Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund (1890)

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography by William Smith (1854)

Leontopolis: In the reign of Ptolemy Philometor (B.C. 180--145) a temple, modelled after that of Jerusalem, was founded by the exiled Jewish priest Onias. (Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews 13.3.3; in Hieronymus Daniel Chapter xi). The Hebrew colony, which was attracted by the establishment of their national worship at Leontopolis, and which was increased by the refugees from the oppressions of the Seleucid kings in Palestine, flourished there for more than three centuries afterwards. In the reign of Vespasian the Leontopolite temple was closed amid the general discouragement of Judaism by that emperor (Josephus: The Jewish War 7.10.4)

Josephus: Antiquities of the Jews 13.3.1-3

[62] BUT then the son of Onias the high priest, who was of the same name with his father, and who fled to king Ptolemy, who was called Philometor, lived now at Alexandria. When this Onias saw that Judea was oppressed by the Macedonians and their kings, out of a desire to purchase to himself a memorial and eternal fame he resolved to send to king Ptolemy and queen Cleopatra, to ask leave of them that he might build a temple in Egypt like to that at Jerusalem and might ordain Levites and priests out of their own stock. The chief reason why he was desirous so to do was that he relied upon the prophet Isaiah who lived above six hundred years before and foretold that there certainly was to be a temple built to Almighty God in Egypt by a man that was a Jew ... Now I found a very fit place in a castle that hath its name from the country Diana; this place is full of materials of several sorts and replenished with sacred animals; I desire therefore that you will grant me leave to purge this holy place which belongs to no master and is fallen down and to build there a temple to Almighty God after the pattern of that in Jerusalem and of the same dimensions that those Jews which dwell in Egypt may have a place whither they may come and meet together in mutual harmony one with another ...

"King Ptolemy and queen Cleopatra to Onias, send greeting. We have read thy petition, wherein thou desirest leave to be given thee to purge that temple which is fallen down at Leontopolis, in the Nomus of Heliopolis, and which is named from the country Bubastis; on which account we cannot but wonder that it should be pleasing to God to have a temple erected in a place so unclean and so full of sacred animals" ...

So Onias took the place and built a temple and an altar to God like indeed to that in Jerusalem but smaller and poorer ... Onias found other Jews like unto himself together with priests and Levites that there performed Divine service ...


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Table of Contents

Civilizations -- Cultures -- Areas -- Regions -- Prehistory

Culture: Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times
The Coming of the Sea Peoples (Donald Redford)

Understanding the Sea Scrolls (Hershel Shanks)
Chapter 6: Essene Origins -- Palestine or Babylonia

Area or Region: PreHistoric Near East / Mesopotamia
Levant (Mashriq) / Anatolia / Lisan Lake

Mesopotamia: Jazirah - Jazireh - Yazirah / Sumer - Shinar
Akkad - Accad - Agade / Old Babylonia Empire / Assyria - Subartu
Neo-Babylonian Empire or Chaldea / Hurrian - Mitanni

Levant: Canaan or Palestine / Esdraelon / Dead Sea / Wadi Arabah
Hebrews / Samaria / Israelites / Philistines - Philistia / Phoenicia
Arameans / Bit-Adini / Nabateans / Ammonites / Edomites / Moabites

Zagros Mountains and Iran: Guti / Lullubi / Kassites
Parthia / Persia / Elam - Susiana / Media - Medes

Africa: Egyptian History / Egyptian Art and Civilization / Hyksos / Nubia

Anatolia (Turkey) [Asia Minor]: Hittites / Lycia / Phrygia / Lydia

Arabian Peninsula: Arabia / Amorites

TransCaucasus: Urartu - Ararat /Armenia / Kurdistan

CisCaucasus: Cimmerians / Scythians

Mediterranean Island: Cyprus

Persian Gulf Island: Bahrain Archipelago

Prehistoric and Cultural Type-Sites

PALEOLITHIC SITES

TABUN CAVE (ISRAEL) / JEBEL QAFZEH CAVE (ISRAEL) /
MUGHARET SKHUL CAVE (ISRAEL) / AMUD CAVE (ISRAEL) /
SHANIDAR CAVE (IRAQ) / MUGHARET WAD CAVE (ISRAEL) /
YABROUD (YABRUD) CAVE [SYRIA]

MESOLITHIC OR EPIPALEOLITHIC SITES
On the Difference Between These Two Terms Read
THE MESOLITHIC OF THE LEVANT

WADI NATUF (ISRAEL) / AIN MALLAHA (ISRAEL) /
ZAWI CHEMI SHANIDAR (IRAQ) / KARIM SHAHIR (IRAQ) /
KEBARA CAVE (ISRAEL) / JERICHO (ISRAEL) /
TELL ABU HUREYRA (SYRIA) / ZARZI CAVE (IRAQ)

NEOLITHIC AND CHALCOLITHIC TYPE-SITES

1. PPNB TAHUNIAN PERIOD (PALESTINE) [7TH MILLENNIUM BC]
2. JARMO (NORTHEASTERN IRAQ) [7TH MILLENNIUM BC]
3. CATAL HOYUK (ANATOLIA) [6700 - 5650 BC]
4. DABAGHIYAH CULTURE (NORTHERN IRAQ PLAIN)
5. HASSUNAN CULTURE (NORTHERN IRAQ) [5750 - 5050 BC]
6. YARMUKIAN CULTURE (ISRAEL/JORDAN) [5600 - 5000 BC]
7. HALAF CULTURE (NORTHERN IRAQ) [5500 - 4700 BC]
8. SAMARRAN CULTURE (NORTHERN IRAQ) [5500 - 4800 BC]
9. BADARIAN CULTURE (EGYPT) [5000 - 4000 BC]
10. ERIDU PERIOD (SUMER) [FIRST PHASE PROTO UBAID]
11. HAJJI MUHAMMED PERIOD (SECOND PHASE PROTO UBAID)
12. PRE-LITERATE UBAID CULTURE (MESOPOTAMIA)
13. TELEILAT GHASSUL CULTURE (URBANISM) [JORDAN]
14. AMRATIAN CULTURE (NAQADA I) [EGYPT] (4000 - 3500 BC)
15. TEPE GAWRA PERIOD (NORTH MESOPOTAMIA) [CONTEMPORARY URUK]
16. URUK (ARABIC WARKA) [BIBLICAL ERECH] (PROTO URBAN PERIOD)

17. GERZEAN CULTURE (NAQADAH II) [EGYPT] (3500 - 3100 BC)
18. JEMDET NASR PERIOD (SOUTHERN MESOPOTAMIA) [3100 - 2900 BC]

Major Historic Sites

1. JERUSALEM (JEBUSITE) [CANAANITE] (ISRAEL)
2. NINEVEH (ASSYRIA) [KUYUNJIK PALACE]
3. BABYLON (BABIL) [TOPONYM] (IRAQ)
4. PERSEPOLIS (TOPONYM PERSIA) [IRAN]
5. ALEPPO (TRADE CROSSROADS) [SYRIA]
6. LACHISH (SENNACHERIB) [ISRAEL]
7. THEBES (MODERN LUXOR) [AMON-RE] (EGYPT)
8. PETRA (NABATEAN CAPITAL) [JORDAN]
9. EBLA (TELL MARDIKH) [SYRIA]
10. MARI (TELL HARIRI) [MIDDLE EUPHRARTES] (SYRIA)
11. PALMYRA (TADMOR) [SYRIA]
12.ASHUR (QALAT SHARQAT) [TOPONYM ASSYRIA] (IRAQ)
13. SUSA (BIBLICAL SHUSHAN) [ELAMITE CAPITAL] (SW IRAN)
14. ALEXANDRIA (EGYPT) [PTOLEMIES] (BIBLIOTECA)
15. HATTUSAS (MODERN BOGAZKOY) [ANATOLIA] (TURKEY)

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Der Tempel von Edfu um 1865 -- Photographer: Zangaki (Universität Hamburg)
Der Tempel von Edfu um 1865 -- Photographer: Zangaki (Universität Hamburg)

Other Archaeological Sites

ISRAELI SITES

SITE 8/17 / AKKO (ACCO) [ACRE] / AELIA CAPITOLINA / AFEK [APHEK] (ANTIPATRIS) / AI (ET TELL) / AHWAT / TELL AJJUL / ANAFA / ARAD / ATLIT YAM / AVDAT / BANIAS (CAESAREA PHILIPPI) / BEERSHEBA / BEISAMUN / BETHEL / BETHSAIDA / BETH SHAN / BETH SHEMESH / CAESAREA MARITIMA / CAPERNAUM (KEFAR NAHUM) / MOUNT CARMEL / DAN (QADI) / DOR / DOTHAN / FARAH NORTH / GEDI / GEV / GEZER / GILGAL / ABU GOSH / GRAR / HALIF (KIBBUTZ LAHAV) / HALUTZA / HAR HARIF / HARASIM (NAHAL BARKAI) / HASEVA (HATZEVA) / EGLON (HASI) [HESI] / HAYONIM / HAZOR (QEDAH) / HEBRON / NAHAL HEMAR CAVE / IFSHAR (HEFER) / IRAQ BARUD / JAFFA (YAFO) [AVIV] / KFAR GILADI QUARRY / KHIAM / MAGDALA (MIGDAL) [MAJDAL] / MARESHA (GUVRIN) [ELEUTHEROPOLIS] / MASADA / MEGIDDO / MUNHATTA / MUQATIR / NABLUS (FLAVIA NEAPOLIS) / NASBEH / NATIV HAGDUD / NAZARETH / NAHAL OREN / NAHAL POLEG / WADI QUMRAN / WADI RABAH / RAKAFET / REHOV / ABU SALEM / SHAAR HAGOLAN / SHECHEM / SHIKHIN (ASOCHIS) / SHIQMIM / SILWAN (SHILOAH) [SILOAM] / TANAACH / TANTURA LAGOON / TELULIOT BATASHI / TIBERIAS / NAHAL TILLAH / TIMNA / YAQUSH / YAVNEH YAM / ZAYIT (ZEITAH) / ZIPPORI (SEPPHORIS)

PHILISTINE PENTAPOLIS

ASHDOD (AZOTUS) / ASHQELON (ASHKELON) /
EKRON (MIQNE) / GATH (SAFI) / GAZA

IRAQI SITES

ADAB (BISMAYAH) / AGRAB / RAS AMIYA / ARPACHIYAH / ARRAPHA (KIRKUK) / BORSIPPA (BIRS NIMRUD) / CALAH (NIMRUD) / DIYALA VALLEY / ERBIL (IRBIL) / ESHNUNNA (ASMAR) / HAFRIYAT / HATRA / Hīt / ISIN (BAHRIYAT) / KHABUR VALLEY / KHORSABAD (DUR SHARRUKIN) / KISH (UKHAIMIR) / DUR KURIGALZU (AQARQUF) / LAGASH (TELLOH) [GIRSU] (HIBA) / LARSA (SENKEREH) / MATARRAH / MOSUL (MAWSIL) / NIPPUR (NIFFER) [NUFFAR] / NUZI (YORGHAN TEPE) / SAWWAN / SHADUPPUM (HARMEL) / SHURUPPAK (FARA) / SIPPAR / TAYA / TUTUB (KHAFAJE) / UMMA (JOKHA) / UQAIR / UR (MAQAYYAR)

EGYPTIAN SITES

ABOUKIR (HERAKLEION) / ABUSIR / ABYDOS (ABDJOU) [THIS] / ADAIMA / AMARNA / ARMINNA / AVARIS (RAAMSES) [DABA] / ASWAN (SVENE) / ASYUT / BEHNASA (OXYRHYNCHUS) / CAIRO (QAHIRA) / DASHUR NORTH / EDFU (BEHDET) / FAIYUM DEPRESSION / ABU GHURAB / GIZA (JIZAH) / HAWARA / HELWAN (HULWAN) / HERR / HIERAKONPOLIS (NEKHEN) / IBRAHIM AWAD / MOUNT HAR KARKOM / KARNAK / KELLIS (ISMANT KHARAB) / MAHGAR DENDERA / DEIR MEDINA / MEDINET HABU / MEIDUM / MEMPHIS / MENDES / QUSEIR (QADIM) / SAQQARA / JEBEL SILSILA / ABU SIMBEL / SINAI PENINSULA / SIWA OASIS / SUEZ

TURKISH SITES

ALACA HOYUK / AMUQ VALLEY / ANKARA (ANGORA) / BAKLA TEPE / BAYBURT KELKIT PLAIN / BUYUK TEPE HOYUK / CARCHEMISH (JERABLUS) / CAYONU TEPESI / CHOMA (HACIMUSILAR) / DHAHAB / EDESSA (URFA) / GOLTEPE KESTEL PROJECT / GORDION (HASSI HOYUK) / HARAN (HARRAN) [CARRHAE] / KERKENES DAG (PTERIA) / KINET HOYUK / KULTEPE (KANESH) / KURDU / LIMAN TEPE / MERSIN / MYRA / NEMRUT DAG / NORTH EASTERN TURKEY / ORTAK?Y (SHAPINUWA) / PANAZ TEPE / PINARBASI / SAKCAGOZU / SAMSAT (SAMOSATA) / SARDIS (SART) / SMYRNA (IZMIR) / SOS HOYUK / TARSUS / TILBES HOYUK / TROY (HISARLIK) / TURLU

IRANIAN SITES

ANSHAN (ANZAN) [TEPE MALYAN] / BAKHTIARI REGION / TALL-E-BAKUN / TALL-I-BAKUN / BEHISTUN (BISITUN) / CHOGA MAMI / CHOGHA MISH / CHOGHA ZANBIL / DEH LURAN / ECBATANA (ACHMETHA) [HAMADAN] / FARS SURVEY / GODIN TEPE / HAJJI FIRUZ TEPE / TEPE ALI KOSH / KHUZESTAN PROVINCE

SYRIAN SITES

ABDUL AZIZ / MINA / AMRIT / ANTIOCH / ARVAD (ARWAD) / ASWAD (BALIKH VALLEY) / ASWAD (DAMASCUS BASIN) / ATCHANA (ALALAKH) / BARSIB (AHMAR) / BEYDAR / BOUQRAS / BRAK (NAGAR) [NAWAR] / CHAGAR BAZAR / CHUERA / DAMASCUS / DOUARA CAVE / DURA EUROPUS / EMAR / FAKHARIYAH / GHORAIFE / HABUBA KABIRA (QANNAS) / HAGOSHERIM / HAMAH (HAMATH) [EPIPHANIA] / AIN HASHOMER / HAURAN / HOMS (EMESA) / JANUDIYEH / JERF AJLA / JUDAIDAH / JUDAIDAH JABBUL / KABRI / KADESH / TELL KHAZZAMI / KHIRBET KUM / LABWEH / MASHNAQA / QALAT MUDIQ / MUGHARET ABDE / MUREYBAT / QARQUR / QAT / QATNA (MISHRIFEH) [KATNA] / RAMAD / RAMITHA (LAODICEA) / SABI ABYAD / SAIDNAYA / SHEIKH / SHEIKH ALI / SLENFE / SUKAS / SWEYHAT / TABBAT HAMMAM / TANNUR / TARTUS / TERQA (ASHARA) / TUNEINIR / TURMUS / UGARIT (RAS SHAMRA) / URKESH (MOZAN)

LEBANESE SITES

ACHZIB (ECDIPPA) / ARD TLAILI / ARSLAN / BAALBEK (HELIOPOLIS) / BEIRUT (BERYTUS) / BYBLOS / DBAYE / AIN EBEL / HASHBAI / KUBBAH / MUKTARA / NACCACHE / NACHARINI / NEBA'A (NEBAA) FAOUR / AIN NFAIKH / SAREPTA (SARAFAND) / SHAMSINE / SIDON (SAIDA) / SCIES - MEHDI - SAAIDEH / TRIPOLI / TYRE

JORDANIAN SITES

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ABILA - TEL ABIL - ABEL MAACHAH / AMMAN (RABBATH AMMON) / BEIDHA / BOSTRA (BOZRAH) [BUSRA] / DHIBAN (DIBON) / WADI DHOBAI / KHIRBAT FAYNAN / WADI FEINAN / AIN GHAZAL / GHWAIR I / WADI GHUWAYB / JEBEL HAMRAT FIDAN / WADI HAMMEH / HISBAN / HUMEIMA / JERASH (JARASH) / ARBILA (BETH ARBEL) [MODERN IRBID] / KHIRBET ISKANDER / KARAK (KERAK) / ABU KHARAZ / KHIRBET KERAK (BETH YERAH) / MACHAEROUS / MADABA / MADABA PLAIN / BIR MADHKUR / BEIT MIRSIM / KHIRBAT NAHAS / MOUNT NEBO / NIMRIN / PELLA (TABAQAT FAHL) / PUNON / WADI RAMM / RASAS / RUJM TABA / SAHEM / TELL ABU SUWWAN /TELL ABU SUWWAN / WADI THAMAD (KHIRBET MUDAYNA) / UMAYRI (ABEL KERAMIM) / WF16 / WADI YABIS / YA'AMUN / WADI ZIQLAB

BAHRAIN ARCHIPELAGO: DILMUN -- TELMUN -- TYLOS

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The island of Philae, not far from Aswan, with its great monumental complexes dedicated to the cult of Isis was considered to be one of the most sacred sites of Ancient Egypt. This evocative illustration is taken from Views of the Nile by Owen Jones (1843) -- Plate: The Discovery of the Nile -- Gianni Guadalupi -- Chartwell Books -- ISBN: 0-7858-1527-9

The Neolithic of the Levant (1978)
A.M.T. Moore (Oxford University)

Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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This doctoral thesis is an excellent textbook on the Prehistoric Near East especially since much of the history that we know of the area up to and including the Neolithic occurred in the Levant. I think you will find also that the time frame of this book agrees with current sources .....

Levant Map ..... Abstract ..... Introduction: Page 1

Introduction: Page 2 ..... Introduction: Page 3 ..... Introduction: Page 4 ..... Introduction: Page 5

CHAPTER 1: ABSTRACT / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / INTRODUCTION

THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE LEVANT IN THE
LATE PLEISTOCENE AND EARLY HOLOCENE

LATE PLEISTOCENE / SUMMARY

EARLY HOLOCENE / SUMMARY

CHAPTER 2: THE MESOLITHIC OF THE LEVANT

MESOLITHIC 1 / SETTLEMENT PATTERNS / ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

MESOLITHIC 2 / SETTLEMENT PATTERNS / ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

CHAPTER 3: NEOLITHIC 1 / DISTRIBUTION OF SITES / ECONOMY / DISCUSSION

JERICHO / NAHAL OREN / MUGHARET WAD / RAKAFET / KHIAM /
GILGAL / POLEG / BEIDHA / HAR HARIF / NACHARINI /
MUREYBAT / ASWAD / SAIDNAYA

CHAPTER 4: NEOLITHIC 2 / MIDDLE EUPHRATES: MUREYBAT / ABU
HUREYRA
/ BOUQRAS / ASWAD (BALIKH) / FAKHARIYAH /
ABDUL AZIZ / KUM / PALMYRA REGION

WEST SYRIA: ASWAD / RAMAD / GHORAIFE / LABWEH / SCIES
MEHDI SAAIDEH
/ NACHARINI / MUGHARET ABDE /
HAURAN / UGARIT / SLENFE

PALESTINE: JERICHO / NAHAL OREN / KHIAM / MUNHATTA

MOUNT CARMEL: IRAQ BARUD / MEGIDDO / JORDAN VALLEY:
BEISAMUN / KFAR GILADI / SHEIKH ALI / TELEILAT GHASSUL /
JUDEAN HILLS: TELL FARAH (NORTH) / ABU GOSH

NEGEV AND SINAI / TRANSJORDAN PLATEAU:
WADI DHOBAI / BEIDHA

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PALESTINIAN AND WEST
SYRIAN AND MIDDLE EUPHRATES SITES IN NEOLITHIC 2

PRINCIPAL CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEOLITHIC 2 SETTLEMENTS
DISTRIBUTION OF SITES / ECONOMY: MIDDLE EUPHRATES SITES
WEST SYRIAN SITES / PALESTINIAN SITES / DISCUSSION

CHAPTER 5: NEOLITHIC 3 / MIDDLE EUPHRATES

NORTH SYRIA: RAS SHAMRA / TELL SUKAS / HAMA / HOMS /
QALAT MUDIQ / JANUDIYEH / TELL JUDAIDAH / TELL SHEIKH /
MERSIN / SAKCAGOZU / TELL TURLU / JUDAIDAH JABBUL

SOUTH SYRIA: LEBANESE COAST: BYBLOS / KUBBAH / TABBAT HAMMAM /
BEKAA VALLEY: TELL LABWEH / NEBA'A (NEBAA) FAOUR / TELL SHAMSINE /
TELL HASHBAI / BEISAMUN / TANNUR / QAT / AIN HASHOMER /
KFAR GILADI / HAGOSHERIM / TELL TURMUS / KABRI /
DAMASCUS BASIN: TELL RAMAD

PALESTINE / SOUTH PALESTINE / NORTH PALESTINE

PRINCIPAL CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEOLITHIC 3 SETTLEMENTS
TIMESPAN OF NEOLITHIC 3 / DISTRIBUTION OF SITES /
ECONOMY / DISCUSSION

CHAPTER 6: NEOLITHIC 4 / SOUTH SYRIA: LEBANESE COAST: BYBLOS /
DBAYE / NACCACHE / TELL ARSLAN / MUKTARA / OTHER
LEBANESE COAST SURFACE STATIONS CONTEMPORARY
NEOLITHIQUE MOYEN BYBLOS
/ LEBANESE COAST HEAVY
NEOLITHIC (CAMPIGNIAN) SITES

BEKAA VALLEY: TELL ARD TLAILI / TELL AIN NFAIKH / REMAINING
BEKAA SITES CONTEMPORARY NEOLITHIQUE MOYEN BYBLOS
/
BEKAA HEAVY NEOLITHIC (CAMPIGNIAN) SITES / KARAOUN /
OTHER HEAVY NEOLITHIC SITES BEKAA

DAMASCUS BASIN: TELL KHAZZAMI / TELL RAMAD

PALESTINE: SOUTH PALESTINE: JERICHO / OTHER SOUTH PALESTINIAN SITES
NORTH PALESTINE: MUNHATTA / SHEIKH ALI / WEST PALESTINE: WADI
RABAH
/ TELULIOT BATASHI / BASHAN STREET (TEL AVIV) /
SITE 8/17 / HAZOREA

OTHER WEST PALESTINE SITES / NORTHERN PALESTINE
HEAVY NEOLITHIC SITES
/ SUPPLEMENTARY PALESTINIAN
NEOLITHIC 3 AND 4 SITES

DISTRIBUTION OF NEOLITHIC 4 SITES / ECONOMY /
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AND TRADE

CHAPTER 7: CONCLUSION (BOOK SUMMARY)

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Jerusalem Mission or Statement of Purpose: In as much as I am an individual and not affiliated with any educational group or organization I wish to convey my appreciation to all those entities involved in the publication of the wealth of material on the ever more studied and increasingly popular subject of the Ancient Near East. At times the immensity of the effort necessary to achieve my goal of a concise and yet comprehensive collection of abstracts (compendium) as a portal to further studies has made me consider ceasing my labour of love on the subject. But each time I have felt compelled to return to my endeavours, realizing at last that this is a work of a lifetime and that no one could with any hope possibly read in totality the staggering amount of material on the subject. Admittedly I am the author of original material only to the extent of my reading and consolidating articles into what I consider most relevant to a beginning or intermediate comprehension of the subject; and of course the additions derived from my own studies (addendums) ...

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