The Archaeology of Canaanite Cult: An Analysis of Canaanite Temples from the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Palestine

 
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This book examines Canaanite temples and shrines with their assemblages from the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Palestine in order to gain a better understanding of Canaanite cult and ideology. The approach taken here is based upon a more phenomenological or functional model, with a goal of establishing a better model for cultic analysis. It is argued that material objects have meaning and when combined with the hypothesis that patterned activity, in whatever context it appears, leaves behind a non-random clustering of material objects, the archaeologist then has a chance to analyze those objects and patterns with the expectation of an enhanced understanding of their functional and relational aspects. This book pulls together all relevant archaeological data, charting it both quantitatively and qualitatively, and highlighting both regional and chronological characteristics. Components are divided and analyzed according to three categories: 1) architecture and construction, 2) immobilia (non-movable objects), and 3) mobilia (movable objects) and investigated from both a chronological and regional approach.

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Dan holds a PHD from the University of Bristol and Trinity College, England. He has excavated at Ashkelon, Tel Haror, Tel Farah S., Megiddo, Kabri and is currently senior staff with the Gezer Project. He teaches for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in Old Testament and Archaeology and is founder of The Virtual Bible Project.

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